FACIAL WORKS OMT
FREE 30 MINUTE CONSULTATION
The complimentary session is designed to ask questions and get to know your orofacial myologist. A comprehensive evaluation is needed to assess and decide how many sessions will be needed.
An in depth 90 minute evaluation of orofacial dysfunction reviewed health history, compensations, functionality and creating a plan for customized therapy.
CHILDREN AND ADULT
The therapy’s focus is on the musculature of the face, tongue, head and neck, and on the functional patterns as they present themselves. Treatment of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders will vary by individual. The full therapy program consists of 12 or more sessions. The comprehensive treatment approach focused on returning true functionality to the orofacial complex and eliminating dysfunctional breathing patterns and habits. Therapy is customized to each individual and tailored specifically to your individual needs.
Treatment is divided into three phases of therapy. The first phase will include proper tongue and lip posture, neuromuscular repatterning, coordination and rebalancing of the oral and facial muscles. The second phase builds on the newly acquired habits and swallowing is incorporated. Phase three uses the new skills to be incorporated into everyday living. During each phase neuromuscular facilitation techniques will be used.
MINI MYO - AGES 3 - 5
This Therapy is for very young children. Ones we know have myofunctional issues, but are too young for a structured therapy program. Starting therapy young to help eliminate habits and guide growth is ideal. As often as possible, exercises are altered to be fun activities, games, or competitions. Therapy is done in 3 session intervals and will be re-evaluated as the child grows to continue therapy.
PRE AND POST FRENECTOMY/FRENULOPLASTY
This Therapy is focused on what it will take to get you ready for your frenectomy procedure and what you will need to rehab the wound and tongue post surgery. Preparation is necessary for a frenectomy including exercises post frenectomy to prevent reattachment of the tissue. A complete foundational session is recommended to retrain the tongue. Often times swallow therapy is recommended after this therapy is completed.
Unhealthy oral habits include sucking habits past age 3 (fingers, thumb, pacifier, blankets), nail biting, lip biting, and others. When there is an unwanted oral habit occurring, the tongue is not resting in its proper place and there can be a tongue thrust swallowing pattern. Unwanted oral habits can also lead to various social issues. Myofunctional therapy can help eliminate the unwanted habit. Once the habit is eliminated, the tongue habitually stays low and therefore the tongue thrust swallowing pattern continues. By continuing myofunctional therapy after the habit is eliminated, the muscles can be retrained to have lips closed, a correct tongue rest posture, and eliminate the tongue thrust swallowing pattern.