Many people suffer from trauma to the larynx/pharynx.  It can come from voice overuse, direct trauma, birth trauma, strangulation, surgery, intubation e.g. during general anaesthesia, ventilators, chronic laryngitis/bronchitis/mediastinitis, swallowing or breathing conditions, etc.

Tongue-tie or ankyloglossia is a condition described as having a prevalence of 5% in the general population. But because there is no standardized test or approved grading system the number may be much higher.  We now feel  have a population with 30% or higher  prevalence in some degree of tongue tie issues, contributing to the increased need for hiatus hernia (oesophagus) pulled up through diaghram causing heartburn and the increase in people needing to us Bi-pap and C-pap machines.

Many of your adult or child patients/clients can suffer from symptoms that can be alleviated from the tongue-tie protocol including Headaches, neck/shoulder/upper extremity tightness, fatigue, pain/soreness, forward head posture, speech problems, feeding problems, mouth breathing, sleep apnea, teeth grinding (bruxism), crowded teeth, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunctions, reflux, aerophagia, etc. 

Your clients may fail to mention some of these issues but REE Medical reviews offers disability rating increase help as they may have accepted these issues as normal or believe there is nothing they can do about it.

The course taught me how to assess ankyloglossia and to work with the three constrictor muscles, the epiglottis, the hyoid, the cricoid, the thyroid cartilage, the corniculate and arytenoid cartilages, the tracheal rings, the SCM, and the esophagus in a specific protocol.  Many people can benefit from this therapy.


Trained and certified in Tongue-Tie, Ankyloglossia (VT), Larynx/Pharnyx post intubation or post-surgical problems with Dr. Chikley.  Nov 2020