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March 2021

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Forward Head Posture and Tongue Ties

By Osteopathy, Physical Health, Tongue TiesNo Comments
Forward Head Posture: Trouble Under The Surface Forward head posture gets a lot of attention. Right now, cell phone use is being blamed as the primary culprit. Although cell phone posture is a problem, there is a much stronger reason for forward head posture lurking under the surface: tongue ties. In another article, I have demonstrated how resting tongue posture affects overall body posture in real-time.  Are Tongue Ties Common?  Tongue ties are far more common than most people, even doctors, realize. Many cling to an outdated statistic suggesting that tongue ties exist in about "4-10% of the population" as an...
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How Upper Lip Ties Prevent The Hard Palate From Lowering

By Osteopathy, Physical Health, Tongue TiesOne Comment
When it comes to tethered oral tissues, the vast majority of the emphasis has been on tongue ties. The tongue plays a role in widening, lowering, and moving the palate forward with proper resting tongue posture. Apart from impacting how teeth can come in, the role that upper lip ties play during craniofacial development is less understood.  Lip ties are continuous with a more superficial layer of fascia than the tongue. Based on palpating a patient during an upper lip tie release, I suspect that the lip and tongue fascial layers connect at the palate. Furthermore, I believe upper lip...
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