“AOMT Clinic Advanced Course: Breathing Re-education For Myofunctional Therapy”
We offer an exciting and comprehensive five-day training course for dental, medical and speech professionals. We also offer advanced courses on specialized topics related to the field of OMT. We educate health professionals on how to recognize and treat orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) and how to incorporate Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) into a practice. AOMT Advanced Breathing Re-Education for Myofunctional Therapy (AOMT Intro to Myofunctional Therapy Part 2)
This course provides an evidence based treatment modality for breathing re-education as a part of myofunctional therapy. Most patients who suffer from Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) are mouth breathers. Beyond leading to altered oral rest posture and altered craniofacial growth there are many co-morbidities that may be present with mouth breathing such as rhinitis, sleep disordered breathing, asthma, COPD, allergies and others.We are proud to have partnered with the Buteyko Clinic International made famous by Patrick McKeown, one of the world’s best known trainers in breathing re-education based on the principles of Russian respirologist, Constantin Buteyko, to pioneer this important dimension in support of myofunctional therapy. The attendee will have a strong grounding in this critical treatment modality and gain more stable and rapid transition to nasal breathing in their OMT patient population.
Presented by Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
As Myofunctional Therapy aims to establish healthy patterns for chewing, swallowing and breathing, we have long advocated the application of the Buteyko method to compliment and assist us in our treatment. The AOMT is honoured to have partnered with the Buteyko Clinic International to develop and teach a protocol for this program specifically tailored to the needs of specialists working in myofunctional therapy. This program will immediately add to your success in patient care.
This 28 hour course is a critical step in AOMT’s 3 part, 80 hour, “Complete Introduction Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy,” including our 30 hour, 4 day jump start, a “Comprehensive Introduction to Myofunctional Therapy,” and our 22 hour “Advanced Course: Sleep Disorders, TMD, and Posture and Myofunctional Therapy.”
With establishment of nasal breathing a key objective of myofunctional therapy, this course provides key additional training to re-educate breathing plus further knowledge of the airway, key co-morbidities such as sleep disorders, allergies, and asthma, and further grounding in working in an interdisciplinary team. Taking this course will not only speed results in treating patients, but also help the patient have better results and provide greater stability in those results over time.
• Upon completion of the course all attendees will receive access to 100 hours of supplemental on-line education and background in the Buteyko Method
• On completion of the course students will have the option of taking an exam and submitting case studies whereby practitioners may receive accreditation in the form of a certificate in the Buteyko Method. Practitioners will then be registered on the ButeykoClinic.com website, and can receive professional liability insurance
Outline for the course
Intro: How the Buteyko Method Can Be Critical in Success In Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
Overview of Buteyko history, methodology, and research
(A major portion of the course will be hands on working with patients)
Breathing intake protocols for myofunctional therapy with measurements, validated by studies with studies
Sleep disorders, breathing, and their relationship to myofunctional therapy
How to integrate into myofunctional therapy treatment
How to measure success with patients.ENT Standards of Care (UCLA Otolaryngologist TBA): Adenotonsilectomy, Nares Blockage, and Team Approach
Allergist Standards of Care (UCLA Allergist TBA): Airways, allergies, and management.
The Buteyko Method
Hundreds of thousands of people in the Western world have successfully applied the Buteyko method to resolve and relieve symptoms of breathing problems such as asthma, rhinitis, hay fever, anxiety, stress, sleep-disordered breathing, snoring, sleep apnea.
Named after Russian Dr Konstantin Buteyko, the Buteyko Method consists of a series of breathing exercises and guidelines specifically designed to reduce over-breathing. Bringing breathing volume towards normal levels results in the drastic reduction of common breathing-related issues and brings many additional health benefits such as easy weight loss, greater energy and better sleep.
The simple fact is that many people breathe too much (clinically known as chronic hyperventilation), altering the natural levels of gases in the blood and leading to numerous health problems, including asthma. Habitual over-breathing is primarily due to the elements of our modern lifestyles such as processed foods, lack of exercise, pollution, smoking, and excessive talking. As a result of this, breathing volume can increase to as much as 2-3 times the norm, resulting in a variety of common complaints including weight gain, lethargy, difficulty sleeping, and poor concentration. Typical characteristics of over-breathing are breathing through the mouth, noticeable breathing during rest, breathing using the upper chest, regular sighing, taking large breaths prior to talking, and breathing loudly during rest.
Developing a habit of breathing too much can have significant negative consequences for long-term health, as it reduces oxygen delivery to tissues and organs, and leads to the constriction of the smooth muscles surrounding blood vessels and airways. Please click here for more information regarding the science behind better breathing.