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Episode 179: Hypotonia & Its Impact on Oral Function

In this episode Hallie answers listener questions about how to approach assessment and intervention for patients that present with oral dysfunction and low muscle tone (hypotonia). A definition of low muscle tone and its characteristics are discussed, providing a foundation for what should be considered during assessment and differential diagnosis.  The effect’s low muscle tone has on an individual’s life are outlined and Hallie draws on her own experiences as someone with low muscle tone and joint hypermobility to illustrate the importance of building our knowledge base to give our patients the best possible outcomes.


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