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From Head to Toe It's All Connected: Pediatric TMJD, Tongue Tie, and Chiropractic Care

by Jenna Davis, DC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP, 1 CME, 1 Dietetic CEU
  • Handout: No
Abstract:

Every day in practice Dr. Jenna Davis witnesses how TOTs and Pediatric TMJD, when not addressed, may lead to postural changes, mouth breathing, and may impact craniofacial growth, posture, spinal alignment, development and lead to overall compensation. Ankylofrenula and associated tension is rarely a solitary issue. In this session, we will discuss how these infants may present, the examination process, discuss intraoral work including the PIPS (Pediatric Intraoral Palate Specific) Technique, assessment protocols, and Chiropractic Bodywork. Dr. Jenna will demonstrate other incredibly important exercises parents can add at home to assist with the tension and lack of function often associated with ankylofrenula and TMJD. Learning to assess intraorally is critical for long term improvement at all ages. In this session Dr. Davis will discuss intraoral, palate, and cranial to sacrum assessments and chiropractic adjustments (chiropractic bodywork) that can be done to assist with changes related to Tongue Tie, Pediatric TMJD and associated dural tension. Finally strategies for communication about bodywork, your findings and recommended strategies will be shared to maximize and strengthen your relationship with patients/families, professionals you may co-manage this special population with and your community.

Learning Objectives:

1. Analyze the connection between the tongue and our posture
2. Describe the connection between ankylofrenula and the growth, positioning and development of cranial structures including the mandible and maxilla
3. Define Pediatric TMJD

Presentations: 10  |  Hours / CE Credits: 10  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks