Until recently with the shift towards preventative health, Most people who would seek the support of a myofunctional therapist were those who have literally tried everything else, but were still not satisfied with their results because their symptoms pervailed.

Many people encounter the following hard ships on their journey to finding a myofuncional therapist or health coach.  

Doctors insist there is nothing wrong (because their symptoms are not extreme enough to fall into the disease category where they can rely on pharmaceuticals or surgical interventions.)

They have been to massage and physiotherapists for chronic pain, and still rely on pain meds to get them through the day.

Their sleep study comes back normal, despite the fact that they snore and wake up unrested, so they do not need a CPAP.   

They have been told its normal to suffer pain while breast feeding, babies to have reflux, children to have crowded teeth, ADHD, and ear and throat aches. That children grow out of tongue ties and food aversions and that its ok for children to breathe from their mouth. 

You should always listen to your body. When you don’t feel right…. you are probably right!

Your body is sending you signals that something needs to be addressed. You do not ignore the check engine light on your car, why are you ignoring the ones from your body?  

Book your (or your childs) consult today

Why might You Consider It?

If these symptoms are something you recognize in your child or yourself, the sooner they are addressed the better the chance of
preventing the progression of symptoms to disease, chronic pain or anxiety and depression.  

Therapy involves daily exercises that help promote optimal growth patterns in children, or re-training and re-educating adult facial muscles to activate properly. 

Therapy may not only help relieve symptoms, but it has the potential to prevent future decline in health and improve your energy, appearance and family life by impacting your sleep and mood.

Child Development

* Snoring and/or Mouth breathing

* Aversion to food, Reflux

* Crowding of teeth

* Behavioral or Speech Issues

* Bed Wetting

* Tongue or Lip ties

Anxiety is Not Anxiety

What to look for

Study on OMT or appliance therapy & Study on Why

Study on tongue tie

Study on OMT with ortho

 

 

Pain Relief

* TMJ Disorders

* Headaches

*Chronic Pain

* Trauma

* Reflux/Bloating

* Chronic Disease

Myotherapy explained

A Clients Story

TMD study 1

  TMD study 2

 

Sleep

* Mild or Moderate Apnea

* Non-compliance with CPAP

* Snoring

* Insomnia

* Dry Mouth

* Mood Swings/Anxiety

Breathing with Joe Rogan & James Nestor

Sleep, Breathing, Function

Supporting Sleep Study

Study on link between OMD and Apnea

Book a 15 minute phone consult to determine if myofunctional therapy is right for you.

 Email tiffany@mindbodymouth.net or call 709-757-3313

Myofunctional therapy involves a series of exercises to improve coordination, activation, resistance, strength and endurance of facial muscles which have over aching health benefits. 

Therapy involves coaching on Breathing, Chewing and Swallowing, Lip and Tongue placement, Sleep and Posture 

Process involves an assessment that can be completed by an oral health professional with knowledge in orofacial myofunctional therapy. A consult to determine type of program(s) for your needs and the therapy which may involve a varied degree of sessions over a year. 

Services accepted by most insurance carriers and are tax deductible.

Habit Elimination Program: to eliminate thumb sucking, prolonged pacifier or sippy cup use, nail biting, other noxious habits.                 

TMD Program: to provide pain relief by relaxing the muscles,            eliminating habits that contribute to pain and reducing inflammation of the jaw joint and facial muscles.                                                           

  Standard Myofunctional Therapy: Therapy that involves the proper        growth and development of children, the neural re-education of form        and function and the habituation of proper form for preventative health, pain relief, energy and improved quality of life.                                   

Payment plans available on yearly therapy and group options available.

Testimonies of Time and Wisdom

“We are just beginning to realize how common and varied are vicious habits of the lips and tongue, how powerful and persistent they are in causing and maintaining malocclusion, how difficult they are to overcome and how hopeless is success in treatment unless they are overcome” -Edward H. Angle aka-father of modern orthodontics (Treatment of Malocclusion of the Teeth (Ed.7), Philadelphia: S.S. White Manufacturing company, 1907)

 

“As guardian of health the nose … performs invaluable services in preventing diseases of the lungs, as it frees the inhaled air from impurities. … All breathing should, therefore, be through the nose, and none whatever should be done through the mouth.” Theodore Hoppe- The Naturopath and Herald of Health

 

“The man knows not the pleasure of sleep, he rises in the morning more fatigued than when he retired at rest, he takes pills and remedies during the day and renews his disease every night he sleeps” – George Catlin

 

 Catlin notes: “I have seen an Indian woman in the wilderness, lowering her infant from the breast, and pressing its lips together as it falls asleep, and fixing its cradle in the open air.” ” In comparison, the civilized whites, when sleeping with the mouths open, changed the facial structure, causing a retraction of the chin and derangement and deformity of the teeth, and the disfigurement of the mouth and the whole face.” (Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Life. Catlin, 1870, p.47)  


   “A perfect man breathes as if he is not breathing” – Lao Tzu