New Courses Announced for 2016 at LVI

OMD & Breathing: Come Learn How Both Are Related To Each Other

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD) and Myofunctional Therapy

When the tongue is not acting properly during speech, swallow, or at rest…it can cause all sorts of problems from newborns to adults.

From issues with OSA, TMD, pain, restorative/ortho relapses, speech, sucking, posture, and swallowing…to name a few, the tongue plays a huge role.

The muscles of the face, mouth, and throat must be in balance to work together in harmony.

This course is designed to enhance your Physiologic Based Practice by uncovering the secrets of the most powerful muscle we work with…THE TONGUE!

The objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

  • Diagnose and treat Orofacial Myofuntional Disorders
  • Incorporate Myofunctional Therapy into your practice
  • Solve common dental issues related to Myofunction

The Oxygen Advantage

This three day workshop begins with an introduction to the comorbidity affects arising from dysfunctional breathing. Theoretical aspects of dysfunctional breathing with resultant physiological changes, including the affects to oxygen dissociation curve, nasal nitric oxide and Bohr effect will be explored.

Step by step instruction is provided for participants to apply the breathing exercises first hand, and experience bodily reactions including nasal dilation, and increased feeling of warmth due to vasodilatation. Experiential knowledge provides a greater understanding of the negative effects associated with oral breathing and chronic hyperventilation.

As there are variances to the severity of dysfunctional breathing, different approaches will be outlined to ensure that therapeutic intervention can be offered across all ranges.

The objectives of this course are for the participant to be able to:

  • Recognize dysfunctional breathing and measure relative breathing volume in their client population.
  • Experience firsthand the physiological effects of addressing dysfunctional breathing.
  • Utilize breathing exercises to decongest the nose, address dysfunctional breathing across a number of conditions.
  • Utilize strategies to stop oral breathing.
  • Discuss contraindications and nuances.

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