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Our Services

At MyoFunctional Associates we are humble, empathetic, professional, and fair. We strive to get to know each one of our patients so we can give the most comprehensive treatment possible. 

 

We pride ourselves on our knowledge and expertise in anatomy, dentistry, orthodontics, function, sleep, and airway anatomy. It is our goal to provide excellent patient education while staying on the cutting edge of new therapies with continuing education. 

 

We can help overcome issues such as:

 

➣ Snoring/Sleep Apnea

 

➣ Proper Swallowing

 

➣ Mouth Breathing

 

➣ Tongue Thrusting

 

➣ Tongue Tie

 

➣ Dysfunctional Breathing

 

Scroll down to learn about how MyoFunctional Associates of GA and AL can help you and your family.

 

​*Services are limited to 5+ years of age and over.

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SNORING / SLEEP APNEA

​Studies have indicated that MyoFunctional Therapy can reduce AHI scores by 50% in adults and 62% in children.  Combined with breathing reeducation we are seeing positive results in reduction of daytime fatigue and better overall health.

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PROPER SWALLOWING

Many people push their tongue against their front teeth when they swallow.  This incorrect swallow can lead to poor craniofacial development due to dysfunctional muscle movements, relapse with orthodontics, facial or TMJ pain, and airway restrictions.

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MOUTH BREATHING

Mouth breathing or having constantly open lips is a cause and/or signal of tongue thrust and low tongue rest posture. Long-term mouth breathing compromises the natural process of breathing which relies on the nasal airway to cleanse and purify the air for the pulmonary system making people more prone to asthma, allergies, and even ear tube problems.  Studies also indicate higher risk factors for airway problems at night, decreased concentration, ADHD diagnosis, and poor craniofacial development.

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TONGUE THRUSTING

Tongue thrust is the act of pushing the tongue against or between the teeth when swallowing. The constant pressure of the tongue against or between the teeth will not allow the teeth to bite together. This is known as an open bite.  Studies are indicating that tongue thrust is a risk factor for TMD and facial pain.  It may occur due to a low rest posture and/or a tongue tie.

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TONGUE TIE

The condition is present at birth. A short, tight band of tissue tethers the tongue's tip or base to the floor of the mouth. It can affect how a person eats and speaks, and can interfere with breastfeeding. Symptoms include difficulty sticking out the tongue past the lower front teeth or lifting it to the upper teeth, though many people have no symptoms.

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DYSFUNCTIONAL BREATHING

Dysfunctional breathing is a term describing breathing disorders where chronic changes in breathing pattern result in dyspnea and other symptoms in the absence or in excess of the magnitude of physiological respiratory or cardiac disease.

Our Packages

At MyoFunctional Associates of GA and AL, we don’t just “throw out some exercises” for you to do on your own. Our treatment plans and programs have been thoughtfully designed after years of study and testing to get the best results possible. We know what works and we teach you how to apply it in your everyday life so your myotherapy truly becomes functional! 

 

Our treatment packages are customized for each and every patient’s needs and goals. 

Below are descriptions of the different ways we work with people, but the best way to begin your therapy journey with us is to book a 20-minute phone consult so we can answer all your questions.

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Assessment (in person or online)

Includes 90-120 minutes in office or online with an interview, patient education, pictures, measurements, and a detailed report.

 

NOTE: It is best to do a live assessment if possible. 

 

While many myotherapists only work online, we offer in-person assessments and a mix of in person and online treatment because we find better results overall when we get to connect with you and treat you live in our office (correct lighting, use of physical assessment tools, and posture grid).  Many of our patients come from all over for the in-person assessment and then continue treatment sessions online for their convenience.

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Customized Session

During your first appointment, you’ll receive your customized regime of MyoFunctional exercises to address your specific diagnoses, needs, and goals. Our therapist will guide you on how to continue your at-home practice for optimal results. 

 

Your second visit includes breathwork, patient education, and motivation. Your therapist will ensure your exercises are being performed correctly.

 

Includes 2 Therapeutic Clinics:

The goal of our patient clinics is to help you incorporate the habits that will best support your MyoFunctional treatments into your life. 

 

Tips For Better Sleep Clinic

 

Issues with sleep can affect a person mentally, physically, and emotionally so it’s important you’re getting the best rest possible. This virtual or in-person clinic goes over tips to improve sleep, what to avoid doing before bedtime, as well as important vitamins and minerals that promote better rest. 

 

“Steps in the Park”

 

“Steps in the Park” is our breath pattern training clinic and is exactly what the name implies. With participation in this clinic, you will walk with our team at a brisk pace while we teach you how to breathe light, low, and slow. This breathing technique will help with breath pattern, posture, as well as relieving anxiety. 

 

*Both clinics include all exercise props needed per session.

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Kids Program Package

(For patients 5+ years old)

*Treatment of patients under 18 years of age requires full parental involvement and participation.

Includes full assessment and report

 10 comprehensive therapy sessions (active treatment)

 4 strategic supplemental sessions during active treatment

 Maintenance check-ins for 3 months post active treatment

 All 4 Clinics included with unlimited visits for “Steps in the Park”

 All exercise props and book “Sleep with Buteyko”.

Good Posture Clinic

 

Good posture is important for many different reasons and can have a positive or negative impact on your breathing. In this posture clinic we will go over the importance of correct posture and go through simple exercises to improve the way you sit, stand, and sleep! 

 

Tips For Better Sleep

 

Issues with sleep can affect a person mentally, physically, and emotionally so it’s important you’re getting the best rest possible. This clinic goes over tips to improve sleep, what to avoid doing before bedtime, as well as important vitamins and minerals that promote better rest. 

 

Chewing/Swallow Clinic 

 

Chewing and swallowing are the first steps of digestion. Learning how to correctly chew and swallow leads to better breakdown of food particles which leads to better digestion and nutrient absorption. In this clinic you will learn to properly chew and swallow at every meal so you are receiving the best nutrition possible!

 

Steps in the Park

 

“Steps in the Park” is our breath pattern training clinic and is exactly what the name implies. With participation in this clinic, you will walk with our team at a brisk pace while we teach you how to breathe light, low, and slow. This breathing technique will help with breath pattern, posture, as well as relieving anxiety. 

 

*All Exercise props and book “Sleep with Buteyko"

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Adult Package

 

 Includes full assessment and report.

 7 comprehensive sessions (active treatment).

 Each session spans a 2-week period.

 Includes 2 appointments. 1st appointment is delivery and practicing

   of the MyoFunctional exercises, and the 2nd appointment is used for       breathwork, ensuring that exercises are being performed correctly,         patient education, and motivation.

 All 4 clinics included

 All exercise props and book “Sleep with Buteyko”.

 Maintenance check ins for 6 months post active treatment.

PLEASE NOTE: We will do our best with the boundaries of these programs to complete your myofunctional needs. For some they are enough, for others they may need more. If so, we will continue to move forward with a per session fee.

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Professional Lecturing

Beth has a certificate of training in Buteyko reduced breathing and an understanding of the behavior of changing habits.

 

Beth also offers professional lecturing to any size group.

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