Pediatric Occupational Therapy: The Importance of Crossing the Midline

When you take your child to a pediatric therapy clinic like Medcare Pediatric Group in Pasadena, Houston, or other areas, you may hear your child’s therapist talk about crossing the midline, but you may not know what this means or why it is important to your child’s physical abilities. Crossing the midline essentially refers to being able to use one arm or leg to cross an imaginary line drawn down the center of the body, separating the left and right sides. This may sound simple enough, but it is challenging for many children, particularly those that may be experiencing developmental delays. The ability to do this can have a major impact on your child’s life in a number of ways, and many therapists will work with children to accomplish this milestone.


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