Ankyloglossia (Tongue Tie)

We use hands-on assessment to locate areas of decreased mobility, tightness or restriction and then gently help to mobilize the area using gentle, experienced touch.

Ankyloglossia or "Tongue Tie" is a congenital oral pathology consisting of an unusual shortening, thickening, or tightening of the lingual frenul​um between the tongue and the floor of the mouth--restricting the tongue's normal movements. Ankyloglossia can also affect the way a child eats, speaks and swallows, as well as interfere with breastfeeding in infants. Ankyloglossia may not cause enough functional problems to warrant intervention however it does frequently require a surgical procedure for release/correction. Pre-operative and post-operative assistance may be given by physical and/or occupational therapists specially trained in Ankyloglossia treatment techniques.

Treatment Strategies and Modalities

Therapists at Idaho Therapy Source are specially trained in the treatment of Ankyloglossia and other craniosacral conditions.

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