Myofunctional Therapy
  • Do you or your child have any sleep problems: snoring, restless sleep, or feeling tired in the morning?
  • Are you or your child breath through the mouth, not through the nose?
  • Do you or your child clench or grind teeth?
  • Do you or your child have swallowing or speech problems?
  • Do you or your child have any indigestion and/or acid reflux problems?
  • Does your child sucks thubs or bites nails?
  • Is your child older than 2 years of age and still uses a pacifier?
  • Does your child have any misaligned or crooked teeth?
  • Does your newborn baby have any trouble latching with breastfeeding?
  • Is your baby unable to get enough breast milk during breastfeeding?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, Myofunctional Therapy can help.

Myofunctional Therapy is a very unique noninvasive approach to deal with muscles of the lips, tongue, cheeks and face and their related functions such as breathing, sucking, chewing, swallowing, and speech. Myofunctional Therapy promotes proper tongue position and movement, improves breathing, chewing, and swallowing as well as correct head and neck posture. Myofunctional Therapy includes facial and tongue exercises and specific protocols for bad oral habits elimination. Myofunctional Therapy can treat sleep disorders in adults and children and eliminate the need for CPAP machines.

Our physical therapists, Marvin Galarosa, PT and Bella Kavalerchik, PT specialize in Myofunctional Therapy and TMJ treatment. Marvin Galarosa, is also a Certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapist (CCTT) from the Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial and Cervical Therapy with additional training by Dr. Rocabado at St. Augustine University.

Both, Bella and Marvin, use Manual Therapy to release tissue restrictions, relax your facial and jaw muscles and improve your jaw, tongue, and teeth position and range of motion. They also incorporate specific exercises to strengthen TMJ and facial muscles, improve flexibility and range of motion of your jaw and face. Postural and Movement Correction to eliminate postural and TMJ misalignment and to decrease discomfort with head, neck and upper back movements are also a vital part of this unique treatment approach.