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Feeding Therapy &
Feldenkrais
® Bodywork

An occupational therapy focus to functional feeding.

Offered as in office visits at our Milwaukee location.

How our therapist can help

Our therapist provides Occupational Therapy, Feeding Therapy and  Feldenkrais Method® Bodywork all-in-one during your child's appointment saving you time and money from going to multiple providers. These therapies are gentle, hands-on forms of bodywork and oral therapy. Through a variety of neuromotor and manual therapy techniques, she will address movement, sensory, and overall function at the core of the nervous system using a holistic, whole-body approach to swallowing, feeding, and oral motor coordination.  Treatments may include the Feldenkrais Method® Integration, Feeding Therapy, Reflex Integration, Reflexology and Eating/Feeding strategies.  Each individual baby will be assessed to find the best combination of therapies for them.

Who can benefit from these therapies?

Feeding therapy & bodywork can be beneficial to anyone with feeding difficulties, body tension, or movement and coordination issues. Early intervention is key to resolving issues as quickly as possible.

  • Issues latching on breast or bottle

  • Colic

  • Reflux

  • Slow weight gain

  • Ear infections

  • Torticollis

  • Plagiocephaly

  • Constipation

  • Excessive drooling

  • Body tension

  • Decreased body movements due to tension

  • Head turn preference

  • Oral dysfunction

  • Tongue and lip ties (TOTs)

  • Delayed or diminished reflexes

  • Issues transitioning to solid foods

  • Delayed vocal sounds

How many sessions are required?

Depending on the severity, typically about 3-6 sessions for optimal results. Treatment plans and frequency of therapy is tailored to the individual and based on  the progress made in each session and at home. Your therapist will advise on length of follow up visits after the initial visit.

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Feeding Therapy & Bodywork Initial Visit

  • 1 .5 hrs

  • Health history 

  • Assessment of oral motor and movement: strength, coordination, tension and movement patterns 

  • Discuss options for treatment

  • Provide manual therapy techniques to address tension, movement and coordination

  • Provide oral motor and whole body exercises for home  to address oral function and gross motor coordination

Wisco Clients $150 | Non-Wisco Clients $200

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Feeding Therapy & Bodywork Follow Up

  • 30, 45 or 60 minutes

  • Therapist will advise on time needed

  • Assessment of progress from last visit 

  • Provide manual therapy techniques to address specific body points that may still require treatment 

  • Provide oral motor and whole body exercises for home

30 min $66 | 45 min $99  | 60 min $132

 

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Lactation, Feeding Therapy  & Bodywork Joint Visit

  • Available for current Wisco Clients 

  • Provide manual therapy techniques to address specific body points that may still require treatment 

  • Provide oral motor and whole body exercises for home

  • Assessment of Parent and Baby

  • Weighted Feed

  • Infant Feeding Questions Answered
    Detailed, Personalized Feeding Plan 

  •  2 weeks of Follow Up 

Speak with your IBCLC for booking!

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"I left both appointments feeling confident and empowered."

Cassandra O.

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