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Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy is the managing of symptoms related to dysfunction of the muscles of the face, head, neck and oral cavity. Sometimes called neuro-muscular re-education of the oral facial muscles.

Breathing Revival Workshop

Improve symptoms related to:

Ashma

Low energy

Daytime Sleepiness

Mouth breathing

Allergy Symptoms

Snoring and Restlessness

Sleep Apnea

Date and Time:

Saturday April 18th 1-3pm

Location:

Just off the 10 at Thunderbird Rd, Peoria, AZ

14050 N 83rd Ave Suite 290

Peoria, AZ   85381

Myoffice Suites at Thunderbird Office Park

 

Sleep Apnea and Science

Science News

... from universities, journals, and other research organizations

 

Patients With Mild To Moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Benefit From Exercise

OSA and Myofunctional Therapy

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2009 May 15;179(10):962-6. doi: 10.1164/rccm.200806-981OC.

Epub 2009 Feb 20

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Effects of oropharyngeal exercises on patients with moderate obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

Childhood Sleep Apnea and Snoring

http://www.kpho.com/story/22276809/sleep-dangers

MESA, AZ (CBS5) -
Snoring may not seem like a big deal, but doctors say it can be a symptom of much more serious health problems, especially in children.

Seven-year-old Jessa Geideman of Mesa used to have an assortment of ailments.

"Stomach aches and headaches," Jessa said. "My head used to hurt all the time."

"You suffer as a parent," said Jaime Geideman, Jessa's mother. "Seeing your child suffer and not being able to explain it is hard."

Pediatric Sleep Apnea

Pediatric Sleep Apnea

 

            My name is Marci Gill B.S., R.D.H., and I am a Myofunctional Therapist in the Phoenix, AZ Valley. My training was done out of California with the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist (AOMT.com).

            I am going to discuss with you today pediatric snoring and sleep apnea.

Mouth Breathing and it's Ill Effects

Mouth Breathing from breathing.com

Nose Breathing

Breathing through the nose has many benefits. Breathing through the mouth, many negatives. There are some researchers who believe that mouth breathing and associated hyperventilation causes or exacerbates asthma, high blood pressure, heart disease, and many other medical problems. It makes some folks look dull witted or slightly unconscious.

Mouth Breathing

child mouth breather, palate of a mouth breather, tongue position of a mouth breather

Note that improper breathing can start as an infant.

Poor low tongue posture develops as a result of mouth breathing, along with a tall vaulted palate.

Refer to the article of Mouth Breathing and it's Ill Effects:

International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 75 (2011) 1260–1264

Deleterious sucking habits and atypical swallowing in children with otitis media

with effusion

Giovanni Ralli a, Giovanni Ruoppolo a, Renzo Mora b,*, Luca Guastini b

Open Mouth, Tongue Thrust. Mouth Breathing

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