MotilityMobility Stability Flexibility Inherent movement Organ movement Motility Ability to achieve optimal range of motion Ease in overcoming inertia Responisveness Mobility Strength Organized Ability to stay Stability Ease Elasticity Degree of Range of Motion Flexibility
Eyes Note asymmetries of face and eyes Note head shape Watch the baby breastfeed Hands Plapate neck Palpate hips and pelvis Palpate umbilicus Orodigital exam Tools Tummy time Finger- feeding Bodywork
Do body work first Continue lactation Therapy If you hit a wallFrenotomy Laser Frenectomy Do bodywork If you don’t hit a wall Continue bodywork Use other forms of therapy
All tongue-tied babies who have developed compensations All tongue-tied babies who have co-morbidities All tongue-tied babies who had birth interventions Skilled IBCLC Osteopath Craniosacral therapist Myofascial therapist Chiropractor
Restoring optimal function via structural change using light touch What? Because tongue-tied babies have multiple functional deficits Why? Before and after surgery When? As much as it takes to restore function How much? Most tongue-tied babies Who?