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Kate Roche, BSc (Physiotherapy), MISCP, IBCLC


  • Speaker Type: Tongue Tie Symposium 2021,
  • Country: U.S.A

Kate is a Chartered Physiotherapist who works with infants, children and adults with oral myofunctional disorders.

She is Co-Director of the National Tongue Tie Centre where herself and her husband Justin, Consultant Paediatrician, lead a Team offering specialist services in a dedicated family centred environment.

Having trained at the University of Liverpool, she worked in both Leeds and Southampton, where she led and delivered the regional neonatal service for pre-term and high-risk infants, before moving to Ireland. She is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists and is an IBCLC.

Kate has travelled many times over the last few years, mainly to the USA, to undertake further training in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy and Autonomic Nervous System Therapeutics.

Justin is a Consultant Paediatrician and a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (FRCPCH) and a Fellow of the Faculty of Paediatrics, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and is registered with the Medical Council (Number 171584) under the Specialist Division for Paediatrics.

He has spent thousands of hours on continuing education having attended numerous conferences and courses on tongue-tie, predominantly in the States, in order to be at the forefront of care for infants, children, and adults. He is also a board member of the International Consortium of Ankyloglossia Professionals (ICAP).

Justin's interest in Tongue Tie dates back to 1999 when his first daughter was born. At 5 days old she had her tongue tie divided in Southampton. Six children and four tongue ties later, he returned to Southampton to start his training in how to divide tongue ties himself. He has been treating tongue ties since 2008 and running a dedicated tongue tie clinic since 2010 and established the National Tongue Tie Centre with his wife Kate, Physiotherapist in 2017. Currently, Justin, Kate and the Team would assess and manage Tethered Oral Tissues in over one thousand children and adults each year.

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The Bigger Picture Takes a Bigger Team – Our Journey From a Tongue-Tie Division Service to "Whole-istic" Care
The management of Ankyloglossia has historically been controversial. To this day, the recognition of what makes a tongue frenulum restrictive such that it is ankyloglossia and how infants should be managed before, during and after surgery still generates debate between the professions involved in their care. We will take you on our journey from awareness, through training and experience, always striving to optimise management of Ankyloglossia for infants and their families.
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Presentations: 10  |  Hours / CE Credits: 10  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: (IBCLC) Pathology, Differential Diagnosis & Management