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Cody Skinner, OTR/L graduated from St Ambrose University in 2004 with a Masters in Occupational Therapy. Her experience in pediatrics ranges from different settings including inpatient hospital, outpatient clinic, and home settings.  After taking some time off to focus on her own children’s needs, she discovered her passion for infant feeding &  how important it is to address underlying problems that are causing symptoms in her patients.


Cody is trained in Adult, Child, and Infant Craniosacral Fascial Therapy (CFT- The Gillespie Approach) , Tethered Oral Tissues, & pediatric feeding therapy.


Cody & her husband, Jim, have three daughters; Josie, Leighton, & Eva. Together they love to travel, spend time outside, & play with their puppy, Thor.

Cody’s trainings that she currently integrates in her practice:

  • Autonomic Nervous System Therapeutics: the precrawling infant (Michelle Emanuel)

  • Succeeding in feeding: From the NICU to the table conference (Talk Tools)

  • "TummyTime!" Method Trained (Michelle Emanuel)

  • Vagus Nerve Webinar (Michelle Emanuel)

  • Pre and Post Frenectomy Class for OT and SLP: Specific to Pre crawling Babies (Michelle Emanuel)

  • Post Frenectomy Wound Care Class for OT (Michelle Emanuel)

  • Craniosacral Fascial Therapy- The Gillespie Approach (Adult/Childx3, Infantx2)

  • Feed The Peds (12 week training by Hallie Bulkin)

  • Oral Function: Assessment and Comprehensive Care Conferrence (Michelle Emanuel/Melissa Cole)

  • Treatment of Feeding, Speech, and Mouth Function in Pediatrics (Diane Bahr)

  • The AEIOU Systmatic Approach to Pediatric Feeding (Nina Ayd Johanson)

  • If You Can’t Breathe You Can’t Function (Mary Massery)

  • Infant NDT Training

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