Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
Practicing exclusively in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
How Orofacial Myology Benefits You
What we do: We specialize in the neuromuscular re-education or re-patterning of the oral and facial muscles.
What that means: As Orofacial Myologists, we assist individuals in identifying and retraining harmful oral and facial habits through a personalized program that is easy to follow. This program helps establish new beneficial habits by solidifying muscle memory for long-term health and well-being.
How it works: As Orofacial Myofunctional Therapists (OMT), we focus exclusively on the muscles and tissues in the tongue, jaw, face, head, neck, and upper throat (oropharynx). Your OMT will prescribe weekly exercises that either tone or relax these muscles and tissues, customizing the treatment to your specific needs. By starting from your foundation and progressively resetting years of detrimental habits, we facilitate positive change.
Length of program: Most individuals will complete the program within a year and yet your new muscle balance can last a lifetime.
How we approach a disorder: As OMTs, we do not simply alleviate the symptoms; instead, we target the root cause of the problem and initiate a system-wide reset. By addressing the foundational issues, we can alleviate or even eliminate the disorder.
Who we work with: We provide specialist triage (referrals) for our patients when needed. We work with Speech Language Pathologists, sleep clinics, dentists, dental dental hygienists, orthodontists, oral-maxillofacial surgeons, otolaryngologists (ENTs) and more.
The Benefits: Our programs can offer numerous benefits, depending on the disorder:
- Can reduce snoring & apnea
- Improves restfulness
- Open upper airways
- Diminishes headaches
- Prevents long face syndrome
- Alleviate facial pain
- Improves posture & core muscle stability
- Tones facial muscles & tissues
- Enhances focus & memory
- Reduces harmful stress hormones
- Soothes digestive discomfort
- Lowers blood pressure
- Strengthens the immune system
- Balances the body: pH, temperature, ion, glucose, neurotransmission
- Stimulates growth hormone release
- Eases ADHD symptoms
Best age to start: All ages.
Our services are suitable for all ages (6 months and up). The most significant impact can often be achieved with children, as their oral-facial structures and behaviors are more adaptable during the growth stage.
However, adults can also benefit greatly from targeted muscle toning and relaxation, significantly improving the aging process and quality of life in their senior years. It's never too late to make a positive difference in your health.
Who is Eligible for a Free Consult? Everyone.
Regardless of age, anyone can schedule a free consultation.
This is a wonderful opportunity to have your questions answered and to meet your Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist in Ottawa, ON.