Supports better feeding, sleep, and postural symmetry.
Supports better oral motor control and chew patterns, quality sleep, focus, teeth alignmnet, and postural control and coordination.
Supports better sleep, reduces neck pain and headaches, improves posture, and breathing patterns.
Not only is Boudry Therapy specialize in myofunctional therapy, but is also able to provide corrective posture and breathing exercises to maximize your myofunctional therapy experience. Call or email today to find out more.
Myofunctional therapy is a specific therapy designed to target the muscles of the face, tongue, and neck.
Common reasons to seek therapy are:
*This list is an example of impairments that therapy can improve signs. Other co-morbidities will affect these. A full evaluation is necessary to find out if Myo is right for you. *
The muscles in our body are connected by fascia that connects the tongue to the toes. Our tongue posture will affect our postural alignment, digestive system, sleep, breathing, and development of our jaw and palate.
Open mouth posture during the day can lead to an increase in infections, gum disease, and increase in cavities. Our nose is our natural filtration system.
Nasal breathing promotes the production of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide has several functions in the body:
Decreases blood pressure and improves blood flow to the organs
Do you sigh often through the day? Are you an over breathing needing to take deep breaths often. These are signs you are not breathing correctly. Orofacial myology can promote proper use of facial and tongue muscles to improve breathing.
Do you snore? Do you sleep with your mouth open? Stay "asleep" but move all over the bed? Proper oral rest posture, closed mouth posture, and proper breathing all lead to a good night's sleep.
Better sleep can support being able to attend and focus during the day.
Use of compensatory muscles of the face and the tongue for breathing, food preparation, and talking along with oral rest posture can lead to rounded shoulders, anterior pelvic tilt, and decreased spinal mobility; most often seen with rotational movements.
Frequent headaches can be caused by body posture, clenching of the teeth, use of compensatory facial muscles, and stabilizing movements. Orofacial myology works on strengthening, stretching, coordinating, and sensation to assist with proper alignment and movement patterns.
This list is not exhaustive. Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy may not help all symptoms that you are having. Some show improvement; while others will need a team approach with open airway specialists, craniosacral therapists and chiropractic services. For an evaluation or Consult, please contact.
Tongue and lip ties refer to a physical restriction by tissue in the mouth that either connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth or the tissue in the upper and lower lip causing tension and improper oral rest posture.
Restriction of oral tissues (ties) can lead to your tongue not moving independently causing a list of problems both physically and emotionally, as well as an increase in infections, enlarged tonsils, pain, an increase in cavities and oral decay, and inattention/behavioral difficulties.
*Note many factors contribute to the above. A full evaluation by an open-air specialist and a myofunctional therapist is necessary to determine if a tie is a factor in function.*
Your oral resting posture matters!
A release of tissue requires therapy for anywhere from 2-12 months to relieve some symptoms. Another specialist may be needed including cranial sacral, speech, and language, or other orthodontics or open-air procedures (ENT) are necessary to make gains. Your therapist will work closely with you to assist you with recommendations and collaborate with a team best suited to your needs.
A team approach to the release of tethered oral tissue and myofunctional therapy is key to a patient's success. At Boudry Therapy and Rehab, we can provide postural work, breathing exercises, and the myofunctional therapy that your clients need. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be listed as a preferred provider.
Boudry Therapy and Rehab provide myofunctional therapy, bodywork and postural interventions, and interventions for proper breathing and breath support.