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 Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy


Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) involves facial and tongue exercises to treat orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD).   I use OMT to help patients restore proper posture of the tongue, re-educate facial muscle coordintation, restore proper breathing and to help address postural problems.  OMD's contribute the development of crooked teeth, gum disease, teeth grinding/clenching, sleep apnea, speech problems, and jaw pain and dysfunction.  OMT can be helpful as part of a multidisciplinary approach to help people of all ages resolve the problems associated with OMD's.  I have done my training through the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy and have studied with international educator,   Joy Moeller, RDH.

Joy Moeller, BS, RDH

My Continuing Education

  • Capstone Project advocation use of OMT and breathing re-education for the treatment of temporomandibular disorders. Summer 2023

  • Orofacial Myology for the Dental Professional Fall 2019AOMT

  • Advanced Breathing Re-education with Patrick McKeown (world leading Buteyko Breathing educator) 2016

  • Acadamy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Course One 2016 

  • First International American Acadamy of Myofunctional Sciences Conference

  • Acadamy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Sleep Disordered Breathing and Temporomandibular Dysfunction 2015

  • Acadamy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Course One 2015

  • John Barnes Myofascial Release with over 360 hours of coursework addressing the whole body

  • Founding member of the American Academy of Myofunctional Sciences

  • Member of American Physical Therapy Association

Patrick McKeown, BA  and Dr. Guilleminault

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