Total Credits: 3 AOA Category 1-A
Statement of Need and Learning Objectives:
The activity will address osteopathic clinicians’, as well as other practicing clinicians’, needs to improve knowledge, competence and/or performance for the treatment of Systemic Disorders and Physiological Functions by leveraging the principles of osteopathic medicine.
Many infants have difficulty with sucking and swallowing, causing issues in effectively breastfeeding, feeding, swallowing, and speech. Tongue and lip ties can affect feeding as well as oromotor development and speech. Effective treatment varies for infants and children. This on-demand webcast will offer participants the opportunity to learn the neuroanatomic basis for how OMT affects physiologic functions, and meets of needs of interested physicians who want to increase their knowledge in this area of medical practice, including assessment of existing and emerging therapies, as they develop customized treatment plans via interactive case scenarios.
● By the completion of the course, the participant will be able to describe the research substantiating the application of evidence-based OMT for:
Evaluating and treating infants with breastfeeding/feeding problems
Effective evaluation of infants for lip, tongue and buccal cheek ties
Understanding the anatomy related to the feeding, frenulums, facial and oromotor development
Understanding the relationship between torticollis, plagiocephaly and tongue ties
Communicating your osteopathic findings and treatment plan to parents
● By completion of the course, the participant will be able assess the applicability of OMT procedures in these areas for their particular practice and integrate them in the care of their patients.
● By the completion of the course, the participant will have the opportunity to view live demonstration of the relevant OMT procedures and ask questions about them.
Mary Anne Morelli Haskell DO: What About Tongue Ties? Supporting Babies and Moms in Breastfeeding and Feeding
Kathy Gill, MD: The Tongue: The Servant between Form and Function
Faculty Panel: Questions and Answers
After graduating from College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific of Western University in 1988, Dr. Mary Anne completed a year of training in general medicine and then three years of pediatric residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She is also board certified in integrative medicine, holds a Certificate of Proficiency from and is recognized as a Fellow in the Osteopathic Cranial Academy. An avid student and teacher, she recently contributed a chapter to Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy on nutrition for neurodevelopmental issues in children.
Enthusiastic about the contribution that osteopathy’s holistic approach makes to children’s health and development, Dr. Mary Anne is a sought after teacher and lecturer in the United States and abroad. She enjoys sharing her knowledge at community events.
In practice for over 28 years Dr. Mary Anne has extensive experience supporting parents in keeping their children healthy and reaching their optimal potential as well as treating common pediatric issues such as allergies, ADHD, asthma, autism, ear infections and developmental issues including a wide variety of neurologic and genetic issues. Newborns love osteopathic manipulative medicine which can help relieve the stress of birth as well as help with feeding issues, reflux, torticollis, misshapen head (plagiocephaly) and colic.
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