Maximising Your Quality of Life: Treatments and Tips from the Leading Osteopath in Sydney

Maximising Your Quality of Life: Treatments and Tips from the Leading Osteopath in Sydney


Welcome to North Shore Osteopaths, a sanctuary for health and well-being in Sydney’s bustling Northern Beaches. Here, we don’t just focus on treating the symptoms; we delve into the underlying issues to give you a comprehensive solution for long-term wellness. One of the many areas we specialise in is the treatment of tongue ties in babies, along with other issues that can significantly impact your quality of life.


Tongue Ties: More Than Just a Fad

In recent years, there’s been increasing awareness about tongue ties, or TOTs (tethered oral tissues), especially in newborns. When left untreated, this seemingly minor condition can lead to a range of problems, from difficulty breastfeeding to speech issues later in life. But how do you know if your baby has a tongue tie? Two quick checks can provide some initial answers:

  1. When your baby cries, does their entire tongue lift close to the roof of their mouth?
  2. When your baby is asleep, can you see the underside of their tongue when you gently pull down their lower lip?

If the answer to both these questions is “no,” your child may need further evaluation for a tongue tie.


The Impact of Untreated Tongue Ties

Sharon, one of our osteopaths, understands the toll that untreated tongue ties can take on families. The absence of standardized treatments often leads to confusion and ineffective care. That’s why Sharon stays current with the latest research and methodologies. Eight years ago, she joined Astlit, a respected professional organization, and regularly collaborates with leading pediatric dentists and lactation consultants.


Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment

With her deep-rooted expertise, Sharon offers a full range of assessments and treatments. She can give you a clear idea of the extent to which your baby’s tongue might be restricted and offer you targeted exercises to alleviate discomfort and prepare for a potential tongue tie release. These exercises aren’t just a one-off solution; they are part of a multifaceted treatment plan aimed at holistic care and complete resolution of the issue.


Pre-Hab and Re-Hab: Key to Successful Outcomes

Any surgical procedure, including tongue tie releases, benefits immensely from proper preparation and post-operative care. We affectionately refer to this as “pre-hab” and “re-hab.” These osteopathic exercises are designed to optimise healing and speed up recovery, ensuring that your little one faces minimal discomfort.


Any Questions? We’re Here to Help

If you have any questions about tongue ties or any other health concerns affecting your family’s quality of life, don’t hesitate to reach out. At North Shore Osteopaths, our primary goal is to provide you with exceptional care that makes a real difference.

For consultations and more information, please call us at 02 9907 8919. We look forward to being a part of your journey to wellness.


Note: This blog is for informational purposes only and should not replace professional medical advice. Always consult a healthcare provider for diagnosis and treatment.