A tongue tie is a condition where the frenulum under the tongue is abnormally short or tight. This can inhibit proper mobility and function of the tongue.
Did you know breathing through your mouth can be harmful? Our bodies are designed to breathe primarily through the nose and only use the mouth to breathe during exertion. Breathing through the mouth is unhealthy and can alter craniofacial growth.
Tongue thrust refers to a swallowing pattern. People who have a retained tongue thrust swallow may experience changes in how their teeth fit together. A retained tongue thrust swallow is a symptom, not a diagnosis. In order to treat the swallow you must identify the root cause for the thrust.
Often times sleep issues such as sleep apnea or upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) can be affected by the tongue. Most patients with sleep apnea or UARS do not have correct tongue posture and this can lead to collapse of the airway.
TMJ dysfunction often leads to pain in the jaw and face. This dysfunction is often related to how a person swallows, breathes and how their tongue rests in their mouth.
Growing a patent airway is very important to a long, healthy life. Correct breathing, tongue rest posture, and swallowing all contribute to how our airway develops and maintains over our lifetime.
After thorough evaluation, we will devise a treatment plan to address your specific needs. This may include collaboration with other healthcare professionals to ensure the best outcomes.
As myofunctional therapists we care for our patients health and wellbeing. We believe the key to fighting disease is enabling proper function of the whole body.
To provide the most comprehensive, up-to-date care, all of our therapist have invested countless hours in continuing education. We believe that learning never ends and all of our therapists are devoted to being life long learners.
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