As a physical therapist toning and training tongues for 30 years to improve posture and stabilize the head, neck, jaw and airway, Cynthia is concerned by the sharp increase in frenotomies and failed releases. Some pediatricians are alarmed as highlighted in the European Journal of Pediatrics 2020 Review entitled “Primum non nocere: lingual frenotomy for breastfeeding problems, not as innocent as generally accepted”.
Together we can and must do better to protect patients and avoid alienating the medical professionals whom we need to embrace the vital importance of the Cranio-Facial Respiratory Complex. Cynthia will outline six keys she finds essential for optimal results with emphasis on scar remodeling, whole body postures, the autonomic nervous system and cranial nerve dysfunction.
About Cynthia Peterson, PT, CSOM, CST, CEAS:
Cynthia graduated from PT school in 1990. Her work has focused on head, neck and jaw disorders, breathing, airway and teaching healthy postures and rest position of the mandible to optimize health and the function of bodily systems. Cynthia is author of The TMJ Healing Plan: Ten Steps to Relieving Headaches, Neck Pain, and Jaw Disorders.
Cynthia is a Certified Specialist in Orofacial Myology, Ergonomics, and Craniosacral Therapy with additional training in osteopathy, visceral manipulation, cranial and infant CST as it relates to breast feeding. A breath re-educator, Cynthia has trained in Buteyko, Restorative Breathing, Dynamic Functional Cranial Nerve Assessment, Primal Reflex Release, Rhythmic movement & reflex integration. Cynthia is also trained in Stecco fascial manipulation, dry needling, and the cold laser.
Cynthia is a published researcher, creator & co-founder of www.fairest.org; dedicated to developing Functional AIRway Evaluation Screening Tools and making them freely available to improve the early identification & treatment of airway related disorders.
Cynthia owns a private practice that treats all ages & is passionate about identifying & addressing root causes for faster longer lasting results.
Cynthia loves dark chocolate, sunshine and would like to learn to Swiss yodel like her grandma.
Financial Disclosures: Speaker Honorarium, Conference Registration Fee Waived, Book Royalties, Tongue Wranglers, Owner and Sole Proprietor of private practice.
Non-Financial Disclosures: The Breathe Institute Research Associate, Co-Founder of www.fairest.org, AAMS Board Member, Membership with APTA (American Physical Therapy Association, Pediatric & Orthopedic Sections, AAPMD American Academy of Physiologic Medicine & Dentistry, WSC (World Sleep Congress) and Sleep Grand Rounds: Utah Consortium and AOMT
To receive CE Credit for this session, participants must view the entire 2-hour session and correctly answer 5/6 quiz questions.
ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.
Participants will earn 0.2 ASHA CEUs, intermediate level, for attendance of this 2 hour session.
This course is not pre approved for AOTA continuing education credit.