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Myofunctional Therapy (Global)

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What is Myofunctional Therapy?

What is Myofunctional Therapy
Myofunctional disorders are when muscles in the head and neck are not functioning correctly. Dysfunctional muscles can interfere with proper breathing, chewing, swallowing, and growth and development of skeletal airways and jaws. Myofunctional therapy is a program of exercises of the facial muscles in the head and neck to restore proper function such as breathing, chewing, and swallowing. It is an interdisciplinary, holistic, and personalized approach to regain proper function. Signs and symptoms of a myofunctional disorder may include but is not limited to:
  • Poor Sleep
  • Brain Fog
  • GERD/Acid Reflex/Gas
  • TMJ Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Poor Posture
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Frequent Upper Respiratory Infections
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Digestive Issues
  • Teeth Grinding/Clenching
  • Poor Academic Performance
  • Enlarged Tonsils/Adenoids
  • Bed Wetting
  • Allergies
  • Frequent Upper Respiratory Infections
  • Snoring
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pelvic Floor Disorder
  • Needing Orthodontic Braces
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Hyperactivity,Behavioral Problems

The goals of myofunctional therapy are
  • Lips Sealed Day and Night
  • Nasal Breathing
  • Proper Swallow
  • Proper Tongue Posture (tongue lightly suctioned to the roof of the mouth and teeth slightly apart)

Additional Benefits To Therapy
  • Can Eliminate a Tongue Thrust
  • Can Eliminate Mouth Breathing
  • Can Reduce or Eliminate Snoring
  • Can Reduce or Eliminate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (AHI)
  • Can Significantly Help With Speech
  • Can Reduce Time in Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care Management After a Tongue Tie or Lip Tie Release
  • Can Help with TMJD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) Symptoms
  • Can Reduce or Eliminate Orthodontic Relapse


Interdisciplinary Approach

Myofunctional therapy works with an interdisciplinary approach. I work in collaboration with orthodontists, chiropractors, speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, airway centric dentists, craniosacral therapists, release provider, naturopath, and ear nose and throat specialists. Based on my findings after the comprehensive evaluation, I determine and direct you to the best team to address your issues in conjunction with myofunctional therapy.
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Sabrina D.

So glad to have found Jackie and her practice. She has truly been a blessing for my 12 year old son. I recently found out about my son having a tongue tie and did not know where to turn. Luckily we came across Jackie and she has pretty much held our hand and led the way ever since. The passion, knowledge, and most of all the patience she has really assures us that we are not alone in this journey. Jackie also works with a team of providers behind the scenes which helps take the stress out of wondering what happens next. Our journey is far from over but we know we are in the best of hands!!!

Marlee R.

I was hesitant at first to start myofunctional therapy because no one has mentioned it to me before and I have not heard of it around me in Indiana. I have no regrets starting it, believe me when I say, GO ALL IN. I found Jackie through her postings on social media. Jackie is the most kind, caring, compassionate person when it comes to my health and well being. Her knowledge in oral dysfunction and disordered breathing is on point. She has helped me breathe, sleep, and eat better. The pain I was experiencing with my TMJ has almost completely subsided where as before I would have to take pain relievers, and I didn’t even touch the pain. Now, I don’t even need the pain relievers! She’s a blessing!

Lauren D.

Jackilyn is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to oral dysfunction. She’s passionate, thorough, and quick to respond to questions. She has helped me learn so much about my child’s airway issues and continues to offer support. I wish I would have found her sooner to start our myo journey earlier. It’s providers like Jackilyn who are putting in the work to help change the trajectory of peoples’ health. She has done this for my children and for myself. Book a virtual consultation and see how she can help you and your family.

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