The Untethered Podcast
Episode 193: Tongue Ties and Speech: Yes Virginia, there is a connection!
Join Hallie as she jumps into the connection between tongue ties and speech. A review of sounds and tongue placement that can be affected by tongue tie is given as well as an explanation of why compensation is not “good enough”. She reminds us that research is important but so is clinical experience and finding the root cause; especially for those patients who have been in speech therapy for a LONG time. This episode is short but info packed! Perfect for both clinicians and parents!
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Episode 242: It Shouldn’t Hurt to Nurse Your Baby with Lisa Paladino RN, CNM, IBCLC52:57In this week’s podcast episode, Hallie reconnects with Lisa Paladino, a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and Certified Nurse Midwife, with over 30 years of experience helping new families to breastfeed. She is also an author, lecturer and advocate for tongue tie education, and women's health issues. Join them as they talk about the importance of considering mom's (or parents') well-being when preparing for a newborn's tongue-tie release procedure, the challenges faced by new parents, birth trauma, the intense pressure to do everything right, and the overwhelming amount of information available on social media.Their conversation also tackles the issues of over-diagnosing and under-diagnosing tongue tie in babies, offering valuable insights into how to prepare for a tongue-tie procedure and much more.If this episode has resonated with you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag Hallie @halliebulkin and Lisa @tonguetieexpertsFor more episodes visit www.untetheredpodcast.com
Episode 241: Feeding and Swallowing Therapy One Side Bite at a Time with Cheryl Pelletier, M.S., CCC-SLP58:23This week, Cheryl Pelletier, a feeding-swallowing specialist, owner of Gnosh, Inc., and creator of the Side Biter tool, joins Hallie to discuss feeding , swallowing and Cheryl's invention, the Side Biter. The Side Biter is an innovative, mouth-safe, chewing and swallowing system designed for people over age 2 with physical, neurological, oral motor, sensory food aversions, feeding, or swallowing impairments.In this episode, you'll hear Cheryl discuss her path to specializing in feeding and swallowing with children and adults with developmental challenges, as well as the rationale behind developing the Side Biter.Cheryl also shares the benefits of the Side Biter tool, the process of inventing and patenting a tool to encourage other therapists to make an impact on the field, and MORE!If this episode has resonated with you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag Hallie @halliebulkin and Cheryl @side_biterFor more episodes visit www.untetheredpodcast.com
Episode 240: Change At Any Age with Danielle Amster, MS, OTR53:51In this week’s podcast episode, Hallie is excited to chat with Danielle Amster, the founder of SensoryWellness, a practice designed to help teens and adults overcome their sensory processing challenges. She is passionate about empowering individuals to make changes in their own lives, regardless of their age.Join Hallie and Danielle as they talk about Danielle's journey from being an occupational therapist (OT) to opening a unique practice for adults and teens with sensory processing challenges. Learn about the critical mind-body connection for people facing sensory difficulties.Their conversation also covers self-regulation through movement, early childhood therapy collaboration, holistic approaches to treatment, the surprising link between body movement and vision, and MORE!If this episode has resonated with you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag Hallie @halliebulkin and Danielle @sensorywellnesscenterFor more episodes visit www.untetheredpodcast.com
Episode 239: Changing The World's Airway Health with Anders Olmanson, MS43:41This week, Hallie is re-joined by Anders Olmanson, REMastered Sleep CEO, Founder, and Inventor of REMplenish. He is a passionate medical innovator who spent 9 months traveling and studying healthcare in Asia and Africa to understand health needs around the world. In this episode, Hallie and Anders talk about airway health. Join them to learn more about the airway health epidemic, why REMplenish Jr was invented, how it works, and the advantages it offers. Anders also shares REMastered Sleep's journey and mission to help everyone get a good night's sleep.If this episode has resonated with you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag Hallie @halliebulkin and Anders @remasteredsleepFor more episodes visit www.untetheredpodcast.com
Episode 238: Passion, Purpose, and Pivoting with Kelly B. Wenger M.S, CCC-SLP, ATACP58:59In this week's podcast episode, Hallie is joined by Kelly Wegner, a speech-language pathologist and the passionate founder of Nurture Well. Kelly's mission with Nurture Well is to offer support to families struggling with feeding and communication development.Kelly's passion for pediatric feeding therapy began with the birth of her son and her own breastfeeding experience. Her love for babies and the feeding process inspired her to open her private practice to fill the need for qualified therapists in her community. Kelly's ultimate goal is to help others have a blissful feeding experience like her own.Join Hallie and Kelly on this episode as they talk about Kelly's inspiring journey to becoming a feeding therapist, and how she pivoted from working in schools to starting her own private practice. Learn about the power of networking, building a professional team, and taking the leap into private practice. Discover the benefits of technology in your business, the financial and time investments required, and the importance of continuing education.. If this episode has resonated with you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag Hallie @halliebulkin and Kelly @nurturewell_feedingandcommFor more episodes visit www.untetheredpodcast.com
Episode 237: Inherent Health with Lauren Christman and Collin Sedlacek01:17:59Join Hallie on the latest episode of The Untethered Podcast as she jumps into the fascinating world of Craniosacral Therapy (CST), its history and its connection to osteopathy, holistic health, and the intricate interplay between structure and function within our bodies with her guests Lauren Christman, LMT, CCST, CBSI/ATSI and Collin Sedlacek, LMT, MLDC, CCST candidate.In this enlightening conversation they define inherent health, the importance of structure-function relationships, the role of fascia in connecting different body parts, the autonomic nervous system's responses, and the gentle manual therapy known as Craniosacral Therapy. They also talk about the importance of a team approach to healthcare, finding skilled manual practitioners and more!If this episode has resonated with you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag Hallie @halliebulkin, Collin @integral_somatics, and Lauren @craftedtouch (on Facebook)For more episodes visit www.untetheredpodcast.com
Episode 236: From Imposter Syndrome to Feeling Like a Badass with Michael Johnston, MCD, CCC-SLP01:01:25In this week’s podcast, join Hallie and Michael as they talk about business ownership and their private practice experiences. Michael Bagley Johnston is a nationally certified and state-licensed speech-language pathologist who opened a practice to give back to her local community. Michael shares her journey to private practice ownership, the challenges and rewards it brings, and how community support and outreach is important in building trust and relationships.They also talk about wearing different hats, balancing roles, and the importance of letting go of perfectionism and learning to delegate.If this episode has resonated with you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag Hallie @halliebulkin and Michael @fundamental_pediatrictherapyFor more episodes visit www.untetheredpodcast.com
Episode 235: Pediatric Airway Orthodontics with Dr. Jamie Liu, BSc. DDS. AEGD54:46This week, Hallie is joined by Dr. Jamie Liu, a general dentist with over two decades of experience in London, Ontario, Canada.Dr. Liu’s pediatric airway journey began when she was inspired by her hygienist's breastfeeding struggles. She also shares her experience as a mom going through her own child’s journey. Recognizing the need for specialized care in her community, she jumped into the world of tethered oral tissues and airway dentistry. Not only does Dr. Liu share what she has learned as a practitioner in this space, but she also speaks to what it takes to achieve a successful tethered oral tissue (TOTs) release. Dr. Liu and Hallie also discuss holistic health care and the importance of proper airway and orthodontic care for children, including the benefits of various expansion appliances. Integrated treatment plans, myofunctional therapy, feeding therapy, bodywork, supporting the caregiver(s), and more are also covered.If this episode has resonated with you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag Hallie @halliebulkin and Dr. Jamie @dr.jamieliuFor more episodes visit www.untetheredpodcast.com