The Untethered Podcast
Episode 213: The NICU OT: Advocacy, Education & An Interdisciplinary Approach with Jacklynn Knotts OTR/L, CNT, IBCLC, CPST
Want to know what it really takes to work in an interdisciplinary neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)? In today’s episode, Jackee joins Hallie to share how she and some of her colleagues have created this in their hospital NICU.
After experiencing a NICU stay with her first child, Jackee made it her mission to change the support, education, and experience for families of babies in the NICU. She discusses how her interdisciplinary team supports the family unit so that they can receive the best care while in the NICU and are as prepared as they can be to transition from the NICU to their home once discharged.
This is truly an inspiring episode and an approach that should exist in NICU’s across the country!!
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Episode 234: The Role of Occupational Therapists in TOTs Care with Anna Dearman MBA, MOT, LOTR, CLC01:00:49Today’s podcast features Anna Dearman, an occupational therapist and a certified lactation counselor who is passionate about providing the utmost quality feeding care in her area through her own private practice, Prosper Therapy and Feeding Solutions.In this episode, join Hallie and Anna as they talk about the role of occupational therapists in addressing tethered oral tissues and myofunctional therapy. Tune in as they touch on topics like challenges when working with younger patients, collaboration with other professionals, issues of credential misrepresentation and unethical behavior in the field, the need for ethical practices, reimbursements, 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 Anna @ProspertherapylaFor more episodes visit www.untetheredpodcast.com
Episode 233: Understanding Your Pelvic Floor with Britnie Hornsby, PT, DPT, Cert DIN, Cert VRS, PCES49:09In this week's episode, Dr. Britnie Hornsby and Hallie engage in an insightful conversation about the pelvic floor. Dr. Britnie, the creator and director of The Pelvic Docs, a pioneering pelvic floor physical therapy practice, is deeply committed to challenging the standard of care in pelvic health. She aims to destigmatize pelvic health conditions and empower individuals with pelvic floor dysfunction to seek the care they deserve.During their discussion, they explore the importance and functions of the pelvic floor, shedding light on how life changes, such as pregnancy or childbirth, can impact pelvic health but this is just the tip of the iceberg. They delve into the problems associated with pelvic floor issues and examine various approaches to address them, including manual muscle testing and the evaluation of tissue quality.Dr. Britnie and Hallie also share valuable insights from managing stress and incontinence naturally to offering practical advice for leading a more balanced and fulfilling life. To top it off, they provide information on where to find resources and support for those dealing with pelvic floor dysfunction.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. Britnie @thepelvicdoc
Episode 232: You Can Heal Yourself with John D McLaughlin RN, BSN, CFT Practitioner01:06:55In this week's episode, we're taking a closer look at holistic wellness. Join Hallie as she explores the amazing world of craniofacial therapy with John McLaughlin. John, an experienced RN, BSN, and skilled CFT Practitioner, is the driving force behind Midcoast Fascial Therapy.John's journey into the realm of CFT started when he wanted to help his own family. Now, he's not only providing CFT to other states but also fulfilling his promise to bring its benefits to as many people as possible in Maine and New England.Listen as John and Hallie talk about the benefits of craniosacral therapy for oral tissue release, the importance of preparing the body before surgical procedures, and learn about how connections can impact the healing process in a big way.Join us as they stress the importance of taking time for yourself and staying grounded, talk about simple strategies that can really change your life though grounding, self-care, 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 John @midcoastfascialtherapy
Episode 231: Gentle Healing with Craniosacral Therapy with Courtney Whitaker LMT, CST01:16:28In this week’s episode, step into a world of gentle healing with Craniosacral Therapy as Hallie shares an enlightening conversation with Courtney Whitaker, a Licensed Massage Therapist & CranioSacral Therapist whose work helps clients return to a state of deep comfort in their bodies. Discover how this subtle yet powerful technique can create lasting positive effects on your body and mind. Explore how Craniosacral Therapy nurtures both parent and child, fostering a harmonious environment for growth and learning. Courtney also discusses body awareness as a bridge to self-love, simple practices to increase body awareness, healing our relationships with our physical bodies, … and more! This episode is definitely packed with information and tips that can help you on your journey to a healthier, more balanced you.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 Courtney @elemental.kneads
Episode 230: CranioSacral Fascial Therapy As A Gateway To True Wellness with Hayley Balenseifen, PT, DPT56:07In this episode, Hallie is joined by Hayley Balenseifen, PT, DPT, as they talk about the power of fascial therapy. Hayley is a physical therapist who discovered the benefits of craniosacral fascial therapy while seeking alternative solutions for her babies.They discuss fascial therapy, who can benefit from it, its importance in addressing oral ties, why therapy isn't everything, grounding, how improving posture can positively impact a family's well-being…and more!Whether you're a curious listener seeking fresh perspectives on wellness or a parent wanting to enhance your family's health journey, this episode is a wealth of knowledge and inspiration.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 Hayley @bravotherapyllcFor more episodes visit www.untetheredpodcast.com
Episode 229: Comprehensive & Collaborative Feeding Therapy with Karyn Johnson-Fernandez & Dr. Hope Reyes01:26:53In this week’s podcast episode, join Hallie, Karyn Johnson-Fernandez MS, OTR/L, SWC, CBS and Dr. Hope Reyes, PT, DPT, CBS as they have an insightful conversation about Comprehensive & Collaborative Feeding Therapy. Karyn and Dr. Hope have created a beautiful model, blending their occupational and physical therapy backgrounds, respectively, to assess and treat pediatric feeding. They are advocates for collaborative care, and share how they approach the littlest of patients and their caregivers. They dive into a variety of topics from the need for therapists to build trust with the child & caregiver, educate families, and encourage them to trust their gut, to how their practice has changed (for the better) since having the necessary time and resources to provide a comprehensive service. This episode is definitely jam-packed with helpful information for professionals and parents!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, Karyn @foodisfunletseat, and Dr. Hope @movingmunchkins For more episodes visit www.untetheredpodcast.com
Episode 228: Functional Pediatric Feeding Assessments29:29Join Hallie this week as she delves into five essential takeaways for addressing feeding difficulties in children.In this informative podcast, Hallie explores the underlying causes of picky eating, providing you with a thoughtful and patient approach to tackle this issue. She discusses assessing a child's functional, sensory, and motor skills, to gain valuable insights into their feeding challenges. Moreover, Hallie emphasizes the significance of trust-building and creating a positive mealtime environment for every child.She also sheds light on the necessity of a functional feeding evaluation. This is a discussion topic not to be ignored! 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 For more episodes visit www.untetheredpodcast.com
Episode 227: Less Is More: Pediatric Feeding Exercises30:16In this week's episode, join Hallie as she shares her personal and unique perspective on the philosophy of "Less is More" in Pediatric Feeding Therapy. She delves deep into the significance of understanding exercises, repetitions, and individual needs when working with infants and toddlers who face feeding challenges.Hallie also explores how to help children develop oral motor skills, which are essential for feeding (and more!), and shares practical tips and insights on how to determine which muscles need to be addressed.Grab your headphones and get ready to be inspired!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 @halliebulkinFor more episodes visit www.untetheredpodcast.com
Episode 226: Holistic Healing and Craniosacral Fascial Therapy (CFT) with Holly Steflik and Kim Sherlock59:50In this week’s podcast episode, Hallie is joined by Holly Steflik and Kim Sherlock, licensed massage therapists who specialize in and teach courses on Craniosacral Fascial Therapy (CFT). Holly and Kim explain CFT, and discuss the benefits of CFT for various conditions across the lifespan. They also talk about how CFT can be used to prepare for tongue tie releases, restore sleep, and bring balance to the body.They share that by raising awareness and educating both parents and professionals about the fascial system, we can create a healthier environment for everyone.If you’re interested in learning more about CFT, this podcast episode is a great place to start. 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 @cftgillespieapproach