About Myo Family Health & Myofunctional Therapy
What is Myofunctional Therapy?
Myofunctional therapy is an exercise-based therapy for symptoms and conditions related to the head and neck with a special focus on the tongue and nasal breathing. The technical term for these symptoms and conditions is Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders or OMD’s. If your tongue rests low in your mouth or if you’re breathing through your mouth, then this is a strong indication that you may need Myofunctional therapy.
The Goals of Myofunctional Therapy
The goal of Myofunctional therapy is to help you and your family overcome their OMD’s. Using our guidance, working with your healthcare provider, we can help restore your body’s functionality the way it was born to work.
- Nasal Breathing
- Lips Together
- Tongue resting up in the palate (roof of the mouth)
- Proper Swallow Pattern
Frequently Asked Questions
Mouth breathing can cause a range of symptoms that hinders our overall health and well being. For starters, it can affect our teeth and facial structure, our cognitive learning abilities, our digestive system, and sleep patterns.
Yes. Mouth breathing and snoring go hand in hand. If you can learn to breathe through your nose during the night, and strengthen the muscles in your mouth and throat, then you most likely will snore less. Myofunctional therapy exercises have also been shown to be helpful with other types of sleep disordered breathing (like sleep apnea and UARS) as well.
Your tongue provides a support structure for your jaw. It should rest in the top of your mouth all the way from the tip to the very back. When it doesn’t, and instead is low on the floor of the mouth, this is called low resting tongue posture. This is a sign that myofunctional therapists pay close attention to.
Not at all. In fact, it’s actually quite easy. I tell my patients that they only need to practice the exercises for five minutes, twice a day to get excellent results.
Meet your Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist and Myo Family Health Founder,
As an Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist, my primary goal is to create a caring and supportive environment for you and your family. I want to help you gain correct posture, restored oral functions, and nasal breathing in order to protect your airway.
I will strive to create a relationship with you and your family in order for you to feel comfortable to ask questions and feel heard. I will use evidence based, cutting edge therapies, and collaboration with other practitioners in order to help you and your family thrive. If you would like to learn more, please reach out to me! I would love to hear from you, Yours in health,