Osteopathic medicine is a specialized area of medicine practiced by trained medical professionals. One of the most important tools these doctors use is called osteopathic manipulation therapy, or OMT. It is a gentle manipulation of the musculoskeletal system that is supposed to relieve symptoms and improve overall wellness in patients.
There is limited research into how OMT can help children with cerebral palsy, but some studies have been done and the results are mixed. Some show that it can help, while others cast doubt on these results. Many of the studies are small or limited in some way, but there is some evidence that OMT can help children with cerebral palsy move better and feel better.