At Spot, we understand that navigating the world of healthcare and therapy options can be overwhelming. One question many families ask is, “Is orofacial myofunctional therapy the right choice for us, and where do we even begin?” Let’s explore the basics and provide some guidance to help you make informed decisions.
OMT is a specialised field that focuses on the muscles and functions of the mouth, face, and throat. It addresses various concerns, including speech difficulties, feeding issues, and oral habits like thumb-sucking. The primary goal is to optimise the resting posture of the tongue and lips, ensuring proper speech, feeding, and swallowing functions.
In order to establish the most appropriate starting point for intervention, a full assessment of speech, swallowing and orofacial function, is recommended. Collecting a detailed case history is often very important, particularly for adults whose difficulties may have emerged later in life (e.g. following a car accident, neck injury or prolonged period of illness).
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If you’re curious about orofacial myofunctional therapy and whether it’s the right choice for your family, contact us at Spot Therapy HubContact Us