What is Myofunctional Therapy?
Orofacial myology or myofunctional therapy is a series of therapeutic exercises that help in neuromuscular repatterning to help establish the 4 goals of myology: nasal breathing, lip seal, correct tongue posture and correct swallowing pattern and chewing function.
Proper diagnosis allows for targeted and effective physical therapy exercises for oral posture retraining to promote better health with goals to improve breathing, reduce pain, and enhance quality of life.
Who can benefit from Myofunctional Therapy?
Myofunctional therapy may benefit those who suffer from a variety of ailments, including:
- Thumb Sucking
- Nail biting or other parafunctional oral disorders
- Tongue Thrust
- TMJ pain (temporomandibular joint pain)
- Neck pain
- Bruxing or clenching
- Orthodontic relapse
Myfunctional therapy works for all ages.
Although this type of therapy works best on children and adolescents, adults also can benefit. Your body is always changing and remodeling itself—and myofunctional therapy capitalizes on the fact that your jawbones are among the most dynamic bones in the entire body. That means they’re more receptive to the forces released when performing myofunctional therapy.
Of all the treatment options available, myofunctional therapy is probably the least invasive. In many cases, all we’re talking about is performing some simple exercises for a few minutes a day. You can often do these exercises anytime and anywhere you want. Do them while you’re watching TV or while you’re cooking dinner. You can even do them while driving to work.
Benefits of Myofunctional Therapy?
- Improved speech
- Reduction in teeth grinding
- Reduced nasal obstruction
- Reduction in sleep apnea
- Straighten teeth
- Better facial symmetry
- Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea
- Ability to move oral muscles properly
- Increasing the tone and mobility of oral structures
- Correct use of oral structures
A personalized approach to Myofunctional Therapy
JP Myo Therapy will assess your orofacial dysfunction and create a personalized, fun and interactive therapeutic regimen. We will collaborate with my network of specialists to achieve our goal.
JP MyoTherapy believes in the whole body approach to health and wellness and we are passionate about helping you achieve optimal health.
The virtual therapeutic sessions will be less disruptive to your busy life.
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