Oral Myofacial Therapy—A Breakthrough Technique to Treat Symptoms Relating to Breathing Problems, TMJ, Headaches and Other Common Ailments
April 07, 2013
Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (AOMT) http://www.myoacademy.net/Might Myofunctonal Therapy Benefit You?
Some of the risk factors indicating you might be able to benefit from this approach include those on the following list (please note this is not an all-inclusive listing). Interestingly, if you consume a high-sugar diet, the myofunctional therapy treatment is not going to be as effective because of your ability to focus and have strong muscles. So, if you decide to enter into a coaching relationship with an myofunctional therapist, please be sure to pay careful attention to your diet as well, as this could have a huge impact on your results.
|Orthodontic Relapse||Bottle Feeding||Developmental delays, such as low muscle tone||Long Face syndrome|
|Speech problems||Allergies||Frequent headaches||TMJ problems|
|Thumb sucking||Bloating due to air swallowing||Food texture sensitivities||Neck pain|
|Nail or lip biting or other oral habits||Frequent choking, gagging or trouble swallowing||Mild to Moderate Sleep Apnea||Snoring|
- Orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT) is a profound technique that may be effective in managing symptoms and providing solutions associated with mild to moderate sleep apnea, poor digestion, headaches, TMJD (Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction), periodontal disease and many other common ailments
- In recent years, OMT has been even applied to the field of esthetics, with scientific support and methodology from Brazil, by retraining the muscles of the face.
- The technique is based on the neuromuscular re-education or re-patterning of the oral and facial muscles, and includes facial exercises and behavior modification techniques to promote proper tongue position, improved breathing, chewing and swallowing. Proper functional head and neck postures are also addressed