“Breathing, swallowing and sleeping are essentials for living. Why just survive, when you can thrive with Myofunctional Therapyl”
Myofunctional Therapy is a neurologic re-education or re-patterning of the oral facial muscles using specific therapeutic techniques over a period of time to assist in proper functions, growth and development, and proper esthetics.
The human body is a complex combination of tissues, bones and chemicals. To keep this mechanical marvel operating at it’s best, the body needs to maintain a harmonious pattern. Correct swallowing, for example, depends on a proper relationship between muscles of the face, mouth and throat. The act of swallowing is one function that depends on the body’s vital balance. To swallow properly, muscles and nerves in the tongue, cheeks and throat must work together in harmony.
We provide a detailed assessment and treatment plan to correct oral rest posture, improve the strength, tone and range of movement of the orofacial muscles, correct head and neck posture, and eliminate harmful habits like thumb or finger-sucking and nail biting.
This therapy, best described as physical therapy for the orofacial muscles, also focuses on upper airway health and sleep quality. Therefore, it is an important adjunctive treatment for sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing.