Orofacial Myology in Chelsea Heights
Orofacial myology is a field that understands the intricate connection between oral health, musculoskeletal balance, and overall well-being.
Our team of osteopaths at Total Balance Healthcare have completed further learning in this field to become orofacial myologists. This allows them to combine their expertise in osteopathic medicine with a deep understanding of orofacial myology. We believe that the body is a holistic entity, and the health of your oral muscles and facial bones plays a crucial role in your overall health.
What is Orofacial Myology?
Through a patient-centred approach, our osteopaths work with individuals of all ages to assess and treat various orofacial issues. Whether you’re dealing with mouth breathing, facial pain, sleep issues, or feeding/speech difficulties, we are here to help.
Our holistic approach involves identifying musculoskeletal imbalances and addressing them to promote proper orofacial muscle function. We collaborate closely with dentists, and other healthcare professionals to ensure comprehensive care tailored to your unique needs.
Who are your qualified Orofacial Myologist Osteopaths?
Dr. Megan Brooks from our paediatric team is further trained in orofacial myology. She has the training and clinical skills to extend her osteopathy skills into the orofacial myology space.
What I can expect during my first consultation?
How can Orofacial Myology help me?
Our orofacial myology osteopaths may be able to help you with many different complaints, such as:
- mouth breathing
- facial pain
- sleep issues which can lead to fatigue and difficulty concentrating
- feeding difficulties including breast, bottle, and solids
- tongue motion to help with speech
- oral restrictions (tongue and lip ties etc)
- low tongue posture
- jaw pain
- restless sleep (nightmares or terrors)
- snoring or noisy breathing
- teeth clenching and grinding
- mouth and teeth development