Advanced Principles of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy for the Sleep Disordered Breathing Patient
This advanceD course builds on key learnings from the four-day foundation course, and further develops skills and therapy techniques to treat the sleep disordered breathing patient.
Course content covers both children and adult patients.
The aetiology of sleep disordered breathing is multifactorial. The muscles play an important role in the disorder, however treatment of them is often over-looked.
Orofacial Myology, also known as Myofunctional Therapy (OMT), is becoming an accepted modality as part of a multi–disciplinary approach to patient care. OMT is treatment of certain disorders of the muscles of the face and mouth, targeting the oral and oropharyngeal structures to improve muscle function and tonicity. Retraining of nasal breathing and lip seal is incorporated within the therapy.
Current literature demonstrates that orofacial myofunctional therapy decreases Apnoea-Hypopnea Index (AHI) in both adults and children. Oxygen saturation and snoring improve in adults. Orofacial myofunctional therapy plays an important adjunctive role in multidisciplinary approach to treat sleep-disordered breathing.
Saturday 12th October 2019
Stamford Plaza, 111 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC