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Understanding the Variations of Active Wound Management and Neuromuscular Re-Education

by Robyn Merkel-Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP/COM®
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP, 1 CME, 1 Dietetic CEU
  • Handout: No
Abstract:

There is a better understanding within the fields of medicine and dentistry, lactation, speech-pathology, occupational and physical therapies that functional assessment and treatment is critical for optimal lingual, buccal and labial frena releases. Semantics and terminology however are often confused regarding a treatment protocol. Post-op TOTs care has two phases: 1) Active Wound Management to maintain the integrity of the wound and avoid scarring and re-attachment and 2) Neuromuscular Re-Education to address the underlying muscle and motor- based deficits that are secondary to the oral restriction(s). Both stages of treatment must be considered. This course will outline the two stages, review national scopes of practice for various professionals involved in TOTs care and discuss guidelines for referrals to team members. Specific techniques will be reviewed and categorized as to which stage of treatment is being addressed, which sometimes may overlap.

Learning Objectives:

1. List the goals of Active Wound Management
2. Describe the goals of neuromuscular re-education
3. Explain who is best to address each phase of post-op care.

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