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Our Services > Osteopathic Manual Medicine Services

We proudly offer comprehensive Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in Arizona, serving families in Glendale, Goodyear, Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Chandler.

Benefits of Osteopathic Manual Medicine for Children and Teens

Osteopathic Manual Medicine (OMM) services are offered by Lydia Powers., DO, CLC.

OMM can help restore proper function to almost any affected body tissue. It is a gentle, hands-on technique that can help newborns, babies, children, and teens. OMM can help babies or children with head or neck concerns, feeding issues, sleeping issues, constipation, frequent ear infections, and more. Older children with sports injuries, headaches, migraines, growing pains, and more may also benefit greatly from OMM.

Appointments are usually 20-30 minutes long. Some issues may take 2-3 sessions to be resolved, while other more involved issues may take longer to resolve. Insurance may cover these sessions, but there is also a cash pay option. Referrals are usually not necessary. 

More information can be found on www.tonguetiekids.com.

Call our office to schedule an appointment!

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How OMM Can Help Children

Osteopathic Manual Medicine (OMM) can play a significant role in promoting the health and well-being of children, and Agave Pediatrics recognizes its importance in pediatric care. Here's how OMM can specifically benefit children:

  1. Improved Growth and Development: OMM techniques can help address musculoskeletal issues that may impede a child's growth and development. By ensuring proper alignment and movement of bones and muscles, OMM can support healthy growth trajectories.

  2. Relief from Musculoskeletal Issues: Children may experience musculoskeletal issues such as back pain, neck stiffness, or sports injuries. OMM offers gentle manipulative techniques to alleviate these discomforts, promoting faster recovery and preventing chronic problems.

  3. Enhanced Immune Function: OMM can stimulate the lymphatic system, which plays a crucial role in immune function. By improving lymphatic drainage, OMM may help boost the body's ability to fight off infections, keeping children healthier overall.

  4. Management of Respiratory Conditions: Techniques used in OMM, such as myofascial release and rib raising, can help improve respiratory function. This is particularly beneficial for children with conditions like asthma or recurrent respiratory infections, as OMM can aid in easing breathing difficulties.

  5. Support for Digestive Health: OMM techniques can also target the abdominal region, aiding in digestive function. For children with issues like constipation or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), OMM may provide relief by optimizing the function of the digestive organs.

  6. Reduced Stress and Anxiety: OMM sessions are typically calming and soothing, which can be especially beneficial for children who experience stress or anxiety. By promoting relaxation and releasing tension, OMM contributes to overall emotional well-being.

  7. Improved Sleep Quality: Children who struggle with sleep issues, such as insomnia or disrupted sleep patterns, may find relief through OMM. By addressing underlying musculoskeletal or nervous system imbalances, OMM can help improve sleep quality and duration.

  8. Preventive Care: Incorporating OMM into pediatric care at Agave Pediatrics can also serve as a preventive measure. By addressing minor musculoskeletal issues early on, OMM can help prevent them from escalating into more serious problems later in life.

Common Pediatric Conditions Treated with OMM at Agave Pediatric

Osteopathic Manual Medicine (OMM) is utilized to address a variety of common conditions affecting children. Some of these conditions include:

  • Musculoskeletal Issues: OMM can effectively treat musculoskeletal problems such as back pain, neck stiffness, joint discomfort, and sports injuries in children. By using gentle manipulative techniques, OMM helps realign bones and muscles, alleviate pain, and restore proper function.

  • Respiratory Conditions: OMM techniques can be beneficial for children with respiratory issues such as asthma, bronchitis, and recurrent respiratory infections. By improving rib mobility, enhancing thoracic cage expansion, and optimizing respiratory muscle function, OMM helps alleviate breathing difficulties and supports respiratory health.

  • Digestive Disorders: OMM can aid in the management of digestive disorders commonly seen in children, including constipation, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Through techniques targeting the abdomen and viscera, OMM promotes optimal digestive function and alleviates discomfort.

  • Colic and Reflux: OMM offers gentle techniques to relieve symptoms associated with colic and reflux in infants. By addressing musculoskeletal imbalances and tension, OMM can help reduce excessive crying, improve feeding, and alleviate reflux symptoms.

  • Ear Infections: OMM may be used as a complementary therapy for children with recurrent ear infections (otitis media). By improving lymphatic drainage and optimizing the function of the Eustachian tube, OMM can help reduce the frequency and severity of ear infections.

  • Headaches and Migraines: OMM techniques can provide relief for children experiencing headaches and migraines. By addressing tension in the neck, shoulders, and cranial structures, OMM helps reduce headache frequency and intensity and promotes relaxation.

  • Developmental Delays: OMM can be beneficial for children with developmental delays or motor coordination issues. By addressing musculoskeletal restrictions and promoting proper alignment and movement patterns, OMM supports optimal development and enhances motor skills.

  • Scoliosis: OMM can play a role in managing mild to moderate cases of scoliosis in children. Through targeted techniques aimed at improving spinal alignment and mobility, OMM helps prevent progression, reduce pain, and improve function in children with scoliosis.


By incorporating OMM into pediatric care at Agave Pediatrics, these common conditions can be effectively managed, providing children with holistic and personalized treatment approaches that support their overall health and well-being.​

Our Approach to OMM

At Agave Pediatrics, our approach to Osteopathic Manual Medicine (OMM) is tailored to address a wide range of medical conditions through gentle and effective osteopathic manipulative therapy. We specialize in providing osteopathic treatment for medical conditions, including newborn osteopathic treatment and osteopathic manipulative therapy for babies, with a focus on holistic care and patient-centered principles.

Holistic Care Philosophy

We believe in treating the whole child, recognizing the interconnectedness of the body, mind, and spirit. Our holistic approach to OMM considers not only the symptoms presented but also the underlying factors contributing to a child's health concerns. By addressing these factors, we aim to promote natural healing processes and restore balance and vitality to every child we treat.

Patient-Centered Approach

Central to our philosophy is a patient-centered approach that prioritizes the unique needs and preferences of each child and their family. We take the time to listen attentively, fostering open communication and collaboration throughout the treatment process. Whether providing osteopathic manipulative therapy for babies or osteopathic treatment for medical conditions in older children, we empower families to actively participate in their child's care journey.

Evidence-Based Practice

Our OMM techniques are grounded in the latest scientific evidence and clinical expertise. We continuously integrate new research findings and best practices into our treatments, ensuring that our interventions are safe, effective, and up-to-date. Whether implementing newborn osteopathic treatment or managing chronic conditions, our evidence-based approach ensures the highest standard of care for every child.

Integrative Care Model

We embrace an integrative care model that combines OMM with other therapeutic modalities to optimize outcomes. Our team collaborates closely with pediatricians, specialists, and allied health professionals to develop comprehensive treatment plans tailored to each child's unique needs. By leveraging the strengths of various disciplines, we offer holistic care that addresses the root causes of health issues and promotes long-term wellness.

Empowering Families

Education is fundamental to our approach, as we believe in empowering families with the knowledge and tools they need to support their child's health. Whether providing osteopathic manipulative therapy for babies or osteopathic treatment for medical conditions, we offer guidance on lifestyle modifications, preventive strategies, and self-care practices to enhance overall well-being.

Continuity of Care

Our commitment to continuity of care ensures seamless transitions between OMM sessions and other medical interventions. We provide ongoing support, closely monitoring progress and adjusting treatment plans as needed to achieve optimal outcomes. By building trusting, long-term relationships with our patients and their families, we create a supportive environment where children can thrive and flourish.

Access Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Across Arizona

Are you searching for specialized care for your child's health needs? Look no further! Our dedicated pediatric osteopath is here to provide comprehensive osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) for children of all ages.

From newborn osteopathic care to pediatric osteopath services for adolescents, we offer personalized and gentle treatments designed to support your child's well-being at every stage of development. Our experienced osteopathic pediatrician is committed to delivering the highest quality of care, ensuring your child receives the attention and treatment they deserve.

Experience the benefits of OMT for your baby or child today. Schedule an appointment with our experienced doctor and discover the difference personalized osteopathic care can make in your child's health and happiness.


Schedule Your Child's OMT Appointment Today!

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