An Osteopathic Approach to Treatment of Infants with Tongue Tie.
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About the course
This course is designed for qualified osteopaths that seek to expand their knowledge in the paediatric field, including newly qualified osteopaths who have limited or no experience of treating children as well as osteopaths with more paediatric experience who may want to refresh and broaden their learning in this field.
Although the content will be based on the paediatric population and how their anatomy and physiology make them particularly vulnerable to problems linked to this structural disorder, the content will also be relevant and transferable to treatment of adult patients.
The course format will be mainly theory presentations, with a small amount of group work and presentation of relevant techniques.
Course content includes the embryology and anatomy of the tongue and frenulum. The possible causes of ankyloglossia and prevalence. The effect of ankyloglossia on tongue function, suckling and the long-term development of structures related to the tongue. The different classifications systems in ankyloglossia. Examination, signs, symptoms and differential diagnosis of ankyloglossia. Interdisciplinary collaboration when treating patients with tongue tie. The different types of frenotomy. The osteopathic evaluation of structures in the body affected by ankyloglossia. The osteopathic treatment pre-& post frenotomy and if the infant doesn’t undergo revision. There is a strong grounding in anatomy and the available research. Particular attention will be given to how the osteopathic approach can have an influence of the wellbeing of the tongue tied infant.
- Understand what ankyloglossia/tongue-tie is
- Know the prevalence, incidence, genetic disposition and possible causes ofankyloglossia
- Gain a deep knowledge of the embryology and anatomy of the tongue,ankyloglossia and related tissue
- Know the different classifications of ankyloglossia
- Be able to test and examine for ankyloglossia
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of ankyloglossia and the effect on tongue function when suckling
- Know what a frenotomy is and who to refer to and collaborate with for the best result
- Learn how to evaluate the tissue pre-& post frenotomy
- Be able to apply osteopathic paediatric knowledge and principles in thetreatment and management of infants
o and in patients that doesn’t undergo a frenotomy
- Recognize the possible long-term effects on the body
- What the world thinks about ankyloglossia and ankyloglossia researchCourse SuitabilityThis course is suitable for qualified osteopaths.Topics of the dayIntroduction
Prevalence, genetic disposition and other possible causes
Signs & Symptoms
Test – theory and practice
Case – Video presentations
Workshop – Evaluation of the tissue pre-& post frenotomy
Workshops – principles in the treatment & management of infants pre-frenotomy, post frenotomy and in patients that doesn’t undergo a frenotomy
Possible long-term effects on the body
FAQThe courses will focus on the treatment of infants, but the approach is applicable to the treatment of older children and adults.Instructor Didde ThorstedDidde is an Authorised Physiotherapist, Osteopat DO. M.R.O.DK & DPO, she also holds a degree in Natural medicine – Heilpraktiker.Didde is a co-owner of Qklinik, an osteopathic clinic in the heart of
specialises in treatment of women and children. She has worked in the paediatric field for more than 20 years, and The past 8 years exclusively with 0-12 year olds, with a majority of clients under one year of age. She has participated in considerable amount of paediatric courses locally and abroad, along with craniosacral therapy at The Upledger Institute and visceral treatment at The Barral Institute, with primary focus on paediatric treatment.
Didde is the founder of The Danish Society of Pediatric Osteopathy (DSPO), and is a well recognised lecturer in Denmark and internationally on issues relating to osteopathic paediatric treatment. As well as being the proud mother of four wonderful children.