Thursday, 15 May 2014
He is 28 with an extremely high narrow palate thus cannot breathe well. His tongue has the "macro" appearance due to the palate issues. He's gone through surgeries, ENT referrals, and I started therapy on him to strengthen his lips and to habituate a correct resting tongue posture. I also referred him for a lingual frenectomy that he followed through with. We only worked together around 5 sessions and he was then out of the country with work.
Thursday, 01 December 2011
Surgeons tend to look at the anatomy and then predict what problems are the result of what they see, rather than actually measuring airflow, as is done in most cleft palate clinics. The anatomy is not a good guide to predict the physiology involved...