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Hi, I’m Sarah,

My journey to becoming a myofunctional therapist started when I graduated from Eastern Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. At that point, I had no idea that I would end up becoming a leader in the field of myofunctional therapy.

As I started my myofunctional therapy training and began helping my patients and learning more about my own orofacial myofunctional symptoms, I became increasingly interested in natural health and wellness.

Sarah Hornsby Myofunctional TherapistI wanted to understand the root cause of not only oral myofunctional problems, but poor health in general. This interest became a passion that drove me to investigate how the airway, craniofacial development, breathing, and the tongue are linked to our overall health, sleep, and wellbeing.

I also started asking the bigger questions. Why were so few of my colleagues looking at these connections? Why had I never heard of this field? Why did none of my own doctors and dentists notice my symptoms when I was a child?

After I opened Faceology, my myofunctional therapy practice in 2010, it didn’t take me long to realize that most dentists, pediatricians, orthodontists, and ENTs don’t fully understand oral myofunctional therapy because most were simply never trained in this topic as part of their medical or dental education.

This is unfortunate because I see the impact of oral myofunctional disorders every day working with my patients. The good news is that myofunctional therapy can literally be life-changing!

More Than Myofunctional Therapy

Over the years, I’ve seen so many patients with serious health problems including sleep apnea, severe pain and tension, and undiagnosed tongue-ties. To help these complex cases, I’ve had to expand my skills and knowledge and incorporate a number of treatment modalities into my practice. This has had a flow on effect to all my patients, and I’m very proud of the results my patients get from my therapy programs.

In addition to the unique treatment protocols and exercises that I’ve developed, I currently draw on the following modalities and techniques in my practice:

The Buteyko Breathing Method

The Functional Patterns Human Movement System

Myofacial Release

Biohacking

And I focus on much more than the mouth. I’ve developed protocols to address The Tongue-Gut Connection, the oral and gut microbiome, and I also work on posture and sleep hygiene.

Speaking and Teaching

I’m passionate about connecting with, and creating a powerful network of dentists, doctors, and healthcare providers who are interested in changing the status quo and making a difference in the lives of patients with oral and breathing health problems.

My business now encompasses more than just my myofunctional therapy practice. I also train dentists, hygienists, and other health professionals to practice myofunctional therapy through my MyoMentor educational program.

In addition, I teach with the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. I’m also a speaker, a writer, and an active advocate for the field of myofunctional therapy.

I’ve appeared on a number of podcasts such as Extreme Health Radio, Mike Mutzel’s High Intensity Health podcast, and A Doctor’s Perspective. I also create content for medical and dental websites like Ask The Dentist.

Find Out More About Me and What a Myofunctional Therapist Does

If you would like to learn more about myofunctional therapy and what I do, there’s a lot of information on this website and on my YouTube channel. If you have questions or would like to contact me personally, I’d love to hear from you.

You can also schedule an evaluation with me – just drop me a note using this contact form.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sarah Hornsby, RDH, Myofunctional Therapist

 
 

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