An Osteopathic Approach to Treatment of Infants with Tongue Tie.
AN OSTEOPATHIC APPROACH TO TREATMENT OF INFANTS WITH ORAL TIES
MECHANICAL PROBLEMS AFFECTING BREASTFEEDING
About the course
This course is designed for osteopaths that seek to expand their knowledge in the paediatric field, including osteopaths who have limited or no experience in treating children as well as Osteopaths with more paediatric experience who may want to refresh and broaden their knowledge in this field.
The course content will be based on the paediatric population and how the anatomy and physiology of this age group make them particularly vulnerable to problems linked to this structural & mechanical disorder Although the courses will focus on the treatment of infants, the approach for oral ties is applicable to the treatment of older children and adults.
The course format is mainly theoretical, with a small amount of group work and presentation of relevant manual techniques.
Course content includes the embryology and anatomy of the tongue and frenulum. The possible causes of ankyloglossia and prevalence. The effect of oral ties 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 frenotomies. The manual evaluation of structures in the body affected by ankyloglossia. Mechanical problems that can affect breastfeeding. The manual treatment pre-& post frenotomy and if the infant doesn’t undergo revision. The course content is based on 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.
Course Topics & Learning Outcome
- Understand what ankyloglossia/tongue-tie is
- Know the prevalence, incidence, genetic disposition, and possible causes of ankyloglossia
- 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
- Recognizing mechanical problems that can affect breastfeeding FAUE-TIE
- 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 manual paediatric knowledge and principles in the treatment and management of infants
- and in patients that doesn’t undergo a frenotomy
- mechanical issues relating to breastfeeding
- Recognize the possible long-term effects on the body
- Advice and exercises for parents
- Ankyloglossia research
This course is suitable for all Osteopaths.
Didde Thorsted is an Aut. Physiotherapist, Aut. Osteopat DO. M.R.O.DK, Naturopath and she also holds a DO & a PG Cert in Paediatric Osteopathy. Didde is a co-owner of Qklinik, five osteopathic clinics in the heart of and around Copenhagen, that specialises in the treatment of women and children. She has worked in the paediatric field since 1997 and from 2010 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 and chairperson of The Danish Society of Paediatric Osteopathy (DSPO) and Danske Børneosteopater (DBO), 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. CV https://qklinik.dk/om-2/