NICE TO MEET YOU
I'm Sandra Coulson
Sandra Coulson (AKA "The Thumb Whisperer") is a caring therapist, an innovator, a visionary, an entrepreneur, and an international speaker.
Her career has been impressive since she was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and raised by a single mother. She is in the Palmer High School Hall of Fame, where she graduated with honors and was named one of fifty outstanding alumni by the Alumni Association.
When she returned to Colorado, she worked as a therapist for Home Health Services, treating stroke patients and people with Down syndrome, and used her education degree to become a substitute teacher, during which time she founded her private practice of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. When she returned to Colorado, she worked as a therapist for Home Health Services, treating stroke patients and people with Down syndrome, and used her education degree to become a substitute teacher, during which time she founded her private practice of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.
She has appeared on 9 News, 2 News, 7 News, and other local media outlets in Denver, as well as on VIMEO, YOUTUBE, and Cross Link Radio. She continues to give talks and teach all over the world.
She has consulted with thousands of patients both domestically and globally, and she is now seeing ‘second generation' patients, as well as training therapists in the United States and abroad.
She is a former President of the International Association of Orofacial Myology, a past Co-Chair of "CHAPS," a holistic practitioner association in Denver, and a member of several professional organizations, including the Down syndrome Association, the Post-Polio Association, and the Association for Essential Tremor. She is also a member of Heritage College's Advisory Board and a regular Commencement speaker.
I'm Khrisi Valdez
I am Sandra Coulson's assistant orofacial myologist. I am also assisting Sandra with the Introductory and Advanced courses at The Coulson Institute. I was born and raised in Denver. I've worked in the dental field for over two decades. My husband and I are parents to a seven-year-old daughter who keeps us quite busy.
My two favorite activities are reading/listening to books and spending time with family. My family and I enjoy listening to music and traveling to new and exciting locations.
Sandra Coulson is someone I've known for over a decade and I've always been fascinated by her work. Now, I not only have the opportunity to observe and learn from the best Orofacial Myologist, but I also get to see the results of my work with my patients.
While I've known Sandra I have witnessed the life-changing effects she has had on her patients. I'm extremely excited to see my own results with my patients. I've learned the value of proper tongue posture and how it affects your overall health over the last seven years, beginning with infancy. I now get to see the lighter side of therapy and continue to educate patients.
"I was skeptical about Orofacial Myologist therapy at first, but Khrisi Valdez proved me wrong. After just a few sessions, I saw significant improvement in my oral and facial muscle function. Khrisi is a true professional and an expert in her field. I highly recommend her and the team to anyone looking to improve their oral health and function."
- Avery Thompson
"Sandra Coulson is a miracle worker! I've struggled with teeth grinding for years and nothing seemed to help. After just a few sessions with Sandra, my teeth grinding has significantly decreased and I'm sleeping much better at night. I'm so grateful to Sandra and the team for their expertise and compassionate care. I highly encourage anyone who is having issues to give Sandra and her team a call."
- Ava Lee
"I was at my wits' end with my son's tongue thrusting habit. Khrisi Valdez came to the rescue with her skills. After just a few sessions, my son's tongue thrusting has significantly decreased and we've seen improvement in his oral posture and speech. Khrisi is a true expert in her field. I'm so thankful to her and the team for their help. I highly recommend her to anyone for help - Thank you Khrisi."
- Liam Reed
the newest member of the Sandra Coulson & Associates team.
I am Annie and I am thrilled to be a part of the team at Coulson and Associates! I graduated in 2011 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center with a B.S. in Dental Hygiene. Having practiced Dental Hygiene for 10 years I am familiar with all things dental including clenching, recession, mouthing-breathing and malocclusion. I’m passionate about addressing these issues in patients and resolving the root cause. As someone who has struggled with clenching and mouth-breathing I have seen how proper tongue posture and training of the oral cavity muscles can resolve these challenges. Having three kids of my own I have also witnessed how therapy has helped them become better sleepers, breathers, and has aided in the growth and development of their mouths. The results are life-changing. I’m happy to be a part of the team and am excited to help people breathe, swallow, and function the best they can!
On a personal note, I’m a Colorado Native who grew up on a Colorado mountain ranch which grew my love for the outdoors and our beautiful state. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and 3 children, cooking, going on walks, feeding our farm animals, and mountain biking. “
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