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Sharon A. Vallone, DC, FICCP

  • Speaker Type: Tongue-Tie Symposium 2019, Tongue Tie Symposium 2023
  • Country: United States
Biography:

Dr. Sharon A. Vallone is a graduate of Rutgers University (AB Microbiology 1978) and New York Chiropractic College (1986). She completed her Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics in 1996 through Palmer College and received her appointment as Fellow in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics in 2003. Dr. Vallone has a private practice limited to high risk pregnancies and challenged children in Connecticut and is currently the Chair of the Board of Kentuckiana Children’s Center in Louisville, KY and past Vice Chair of the International Chiropractic Association’s Council Pediatric Council. She is an international speaker, author, and editor of the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics. Sharon brings 33+ years of pediatric chiropractic experience with a primary interest in pregnancy, birth trauma, breastfeeding and problems with infant /toddler neurodevelopment.

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The Impact of Tongue-Tie on the Musculoskeletal and Nervous Systems
The impact of tethered oral tissues on the fascial system of the neonate can be the origin of both successful and unsuccessful compensatory biomechanical alterations in an attempt to breastfeed. These biomechanical alterations can manifest as asymmetries in appearance and function as well as in behavioral challenges ranging from sleep disturbance, colic like symptoms and inconsolable crying. It is important to understand these issues when looking at the whole picture so as to improve outcomes when surgical interventions are required. The goal of this lecture will be to support the attendees with understanding the relationship between structure and function and how this ties in with physical limitations like tongue and lip tie, the biomechanical assessment and discussion of manual therapies available to assist the breastfeeding dyad.
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Presentations: 10  |  Hours / CE Credits: 10  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: (IBCLC) Infant, (IBCLC) Infant, Differential Diagnosis & Management
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Wondering about “The Wanderer?” The Vagus and Ankyloglossia
Regulation of the autonomic nervous system is critical for the successful breastfeeding relationship of the dyad. This 1 hour lecture will first, review the anatomy and physiology of the Vagus Nerve (Cranial Nerve X) as it might potentially influence breastfeeding. It will then explore the myriad of ways that the presence of ankyloglossia could potentially influence dysregulation of vagal tone resulting in a myriad of complaints often seen in both members of the dyad when the neonate has ankyloglossia.
Presentations: 10  |  Hours / CE Credits: 10  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks