Chiropractic therapy and bodywork is a crucial part of care when it comes to tethered oral tissues (ties) and midline defects. The tension caused from the tethered tissues can create long-lasting structural changes to the musculoskeletal system; especially in the neck, cranium and face. The muscles and connective tissues are intricately connected from the mouth and jaw, down to the collarbone, sternum, and spine. Abnormal stresses on these tissues cause asymmetry, leading to many common presenting symptoms in babies, children, and even adults.
Our goal is to make sure the whole body is functioning well especially before and after any revision or intervention. Gentle, specific adjustments will help to reduce tension and create balance throughout the body. It helps the revision process if one’s nervous system is calm and balanced.
After a revision, musculature in the mouth, jaw, neck, shoulders, and spine can shift. Chiropractic can help balance structural alignment and help the body adapt functionally now that the tethers are released.
Along with adjustments and cranial work we also help with educating on the importance of early tummy time, and other exercises