Samara Stein: How does an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner fit on the Tongue Tie Team? Episode 329

Are you curious about Osteopathy and Manual Therapies? 

This week's episode features Samara Stein, Registered Massage Therapist & 
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner. 

Topics discussed:

  • Samara explains what an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner does and which babies can benefit. 
  • Lisa and Samara discuss the term "body work" and explore alternative descriptions that better describe the practices of Osteopathy and other manual therapies, in context of treating breastfeeding infants with tongue tie and other feeding difficulties. 
  • Samara shares her personal experience of how the birth of her son inspired her to evolve her practice.
  • Lisa and Samara share the story of how they met at an ICAP conference ( and the importance of networking for practitioners.


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About Samara Stein:

Samara Stein is an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner with over 25 years of experience helping women, infants and children.

Samara is currently the head of Paediatric Osteoapthy at the Canadian College of Osteopathy. Samara is the owner of Footprints Therapy - a thriving practice with two locations. It can be said that Samara “grew up” professionally at Footprints - She started her career there as a massage therapist, continued after as an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner after graduation from the Canadian College of Osteopathy , and took over the practice in 2014.

Samara has taken numerous courses in advanced paediatrics, obstetrics, advanced craniosacral therapy, biodynamics, and courses on the linkage between body structure and emotions. She specializes in treating infants with latching and feeding issues, traumatic birth, colic, plagiocephaly, constipation, torticollis, and a variety of other special needs. She also specializes in treating woman with fertility and pre and postpartum issues. Samara has a particular interest in children and adults with mental health issues, including depression and anxiety, and has been uses homeopathy  in her practice as well.


Please do not consider anything discussed on this podcast, by myself or any guest of the podcast, to be medical advice. The information is provided for educational purposes only and does not take the place of your own medical or lactation provider.