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Episode 264: Therapeutic Readiness with Autumn R. Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM®️, IBCLC

On this week’s episode, Hallie welcomes back Autumn Henning. Join them as they talk about the concept of therapeutic readiness as it relates to tethered oral tissue releases in the context of myofunctional therapy, feeding therapy, and lactation intervention. 

Autumn and Hallie discuss the importance of addressing pre-procedure factors and achieving specific benchmarks before a tongue tie release. They also emphasize the need for clear criteria and guidelines to determine if a patient is ready for a release. 

They also talk about concerns surrounding hot topics including rubbing on an open wound, baby/toddler myo and the Inspire® device. 

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In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • Defining Therapeutic Readiness
  • The Importance of Pre-Procedure Factors
  • The Controversy of Rubbing on an Open Wound
  • Baby and Toddler Myo  
  • Feeding Therapy: A Complex Puzzle
  • The Role of Myofunctional Therapy in Sleep Apnea Treatment



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