The Untethered Podcast
Episode 214: An update from a 7-year-olds perspective with Lily & Hallie Bulkin
On take your child to work day, Hallie invited Lily, her 7.5 year old daughter back onto the podcast. They discuss Lily’s medical history, her take on different food and so much more! At this point, Lily has had a tongue tie release, feeding therapy, myofunctional therapy, early expansion with an ALF appliance, followed by a Hyrax RPE with a forward growth component and is in a permanent retainer at the moment that will come out summer 2023.
We dive a bit deeper into these topics. Join us and be sure to listen ALL the way to the end; Lily will give you a good laugh!
If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag @halliebulkin (give Lily a shout out, too!)
For more episodes visit www.untetheredpodcast.com
View all episodes
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
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