My son received so many benefits from Myofunctional Therapy at Muscles in Harmony. Preparing for tongue & lip release allowed my son to prepare for after the surgical release. He has much more tongue function and flexibility; Clearer speech, which assisted with maintaining effects of orthodontics.
We are thrilled with flexibility that was allowed for time scheduled with Pat. Her knowledge is amazing. Therapy instructions were effective, the environment was relaxed. This therapy has built-up our sons self-Esteem, and confidence with better posture! Which We were unaware would be included. His tongue thrust was pushing his teeth out of place. I highly recommend therapy at MIH, as Pat has eliminated many bad habits, we did not know about.
After this female patient's tongue tie release, she felt immediate relief through her body. With her tongue tie release, she felt an immediate release with her back and shoulders releasing the tension she had been struggling with for years! Her experience is truly a must-hear!
This patient had a wonderful experience at Muscles in Harmony. She wished she had been told after jaw surgery to see a Myofunctional Therapist instead of having to seek out the knowledge herself!
This patient was truly thrilled with finding Myofunctional Therapy at Muscles in Harmony
My patient has had orthodontics ALF for years and her tongue was uncooperative, it did not have a home. Her mouth was narrow and she choked when she ate foods. She has come a long way. She did continue her exercises, finding the time was a challenge, but she mastered the exercises. She is a terrific patient.
This mother was very concerned about her son's speech. She scheduled an appointment to evaluate her son's tongue-tie. He actually kept telling her that it is too tight in his mouth. He's a very smart child! It was that he has a class III restricted tongue. His mother's testimonial tells the story.
Read a Written Testimonial About a Patient's Myofunctional Therapy Journey
I had been diagnosed with sleep apnea. For those not familiar with this sleep disorder, it is the obstruction of one’s breathing while asleep causing sometimes long pauses in the breath (testing found that I would stop breathing for over a minute multiple times at night) before being jerked awake out of sleep in an agitated state. This made it very difficult to fall back asleep any time soon – only to have the breath obstruction occur again. I was sleep deprived and depressed and not in good shape.
I then went on a quest to explore the options for rectifying this very difficult and debilitating sleep disorder. I first tried a CPAP machine, which was (for me) a cumbersome sleeping machine using an uncomfortable breathing mask connected to a breathing tube that sensed when I stopped breathing and flooded the breathing tube with air strong enough to pressure through the obstruction in the mouth. Like the great majority of the people who use this machine, I could not tolerate it. The cure was as bad as the disorder. I next tried a mouthpiece, which is worn at night the rest of one’s life. The mouthpiece prevents the tongue, which is the primary culprit in obstructing the breath, from covering the esophagus. The mouthpiece is large and eventually became too much for my mouth to comfortably sleep.
At this point I was advised by my physician to explore myofunctional therapy. In this therapy the myofunctional therapist analyzes the mouth to determine what is causing the breathing dysfunction and helps the patient with a series of exercises designed to reshape, tone and strengthen the tongue, lips, cheeks and muscles in the mouth to function in the proper and natural way for unobstructed breathing (including snoring).
What a lucky break it was for me to finally find the person who could help me with this awful sleeping disorder. This myofunctional therapist, Patricia (Pat) Pine of Fountain Hills, Arizona, is a very skillful and knowledgeable moth therapist and teacher who knows what is required to train the mouth muscles to work in conjunction with each other for proper breathing. Her diagnostic abilities, teaching skills and encouragement in my work to (long last) reshape my mouth for natural breathing and essentially curing the nighttime breathing disorder of sleep apnea seems at this point to be nothing less than a miracle.
I highly recommend a consultation with Pat for a diagnosis and explanation of myofunctional therapy. Finding her and the work we did together has made my life one of greater ease and comfort and enhanced health.
My patient has had many years of orthodontic treatment that continues to relapse. He had MMA surgery 5 months ago and is now working with me at Musclesin Harmony to correct tongue posture and several other concerns. He was unaware of Orofacial Myology. He found Muscles in Harmony and we are working together to eliminate his disorders and his progress is amazing. If he only knew about Myofunctional Therapy earlier it would have saved time and money. We are working together for a healthier life.