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April 6, 2023

How a Tongue Tie May be Behind Your Chronic Health Problems

with podcast guest

Dr. Michael Geis


Dr. Michael Geis is a traditional Osteopathic Physician specializing in Neuromuscular Medicine (NMM) and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM). Dr. Geis’ residency training sets him apart from many other practitioners, and his private practice focuses on treating complex chronic pain, musculoskeletal and sports-related injuries, with a specific practice focus on sleep-disordered breathing, airway, and dental health.

Dr. Geis is my osteopathic physician, and I’ve been working with him in conjunction with a dentist and myofunctional therapist as I’ve gone through my whole tongue and lip tie journey. I wanted to bring him on the podcast to clear up all the misinformation floating around about oral restrictions.

In this episode, we talk about how much oral ties impact our overall health, his experience with having a tie and his children having ties, what he’s noticed as an osteopath with some patients not getting better, what to look for when you’re choosing a support team, how to prepare properly before a release surgery, and so much more. I hope you enjoy the episode!

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  • Dr. Geis’ experience with his sons’ oral ties and airway issues
  • How having a frenectomy dramatically changed Dr. Geis’ life
  • The telltale sign of feeling much better after bodywork, only for everything to revert soon after
  • Viewing the release of a tongue tie as an opportunity for change
  • Signs that you might need a tongue or lip tie release
  • The connection between your tongue and your pelvic floor
  • My experience of lifelong full-body symptoms before having my ties diagnosed
  • The pushback I received from the dental community after sharing my experience
  • Why treating oral ties is such a complex issue
  • What to look for in choosing a practitioner
  • Who should be on your support team to prepare for your release and aftercare
  • The steps to take if you think you might have a tongue or lip tie
  • How having covid may have impacted the effects of my tongue tie surgery
  • Why you should be prepared for a second or third release


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