Episode 9: Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

Kate talks about Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy - Who uses it, Who can benefit from it and Why it's important!
​Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) is a treatment modality that lies within the scope of practice of Speech Pathology. It is also a treatment modality that is employed by professionals from other backgrounds. It has roots in the dental profession, and there are also osteopaths, myologists, physios and lactation consultants who have completed training and incorporate their knowledge of OMT into their clinical work.

Some people describe OMT as “Physio for our mouth” and that is pretty accurate! If we look into the words ‘Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy’ we can see that it quite literally means - therapy for the muscles of the tongue, lips, cheeks, jaw and face, including your forehead. It even includes the head and neck!

It is because Speechies are the experts in the function of these muscle groups that OMT falls so appropriately within their scope of practice.

  • Host: Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
  • Guest: Solo Chat with Kate Broderick
  • Recorded:October 2021