I’m excited to announce that I’ll be one of the presenters at the Myo Munchee courses that are being held in June as part of the Myo Munchee Global Tour.
I’m a huge fan of the Myo Munchee and have been using it in my myofunctional therapy practice for a long time. Over the years, I’ve joked with my patients that I should probably just work with Myo Munchee because I talk about their products so much.
It’s strange how things sometimes work out because I’m honored to now be working with the Myo Munchee company on their upcoming global tour. I’ve met some of the Myo Munchee team at myofunctional therapy-related conferences and seminars. I’ve gotten to know some of them quite well, but I was pleasantly surprised when Mary Bourke, the company’s CEO asked me to join them as a presenter on the USA leg of the tour.
In these Myo Munchee courses, I’ll be covering how I use the Myo Munchee in my practice and how it ties in with the overall goals of myofunctional therapy and airway medicine.
Why Do I Like The Myo Munchee So Much?
You can find out more about the Myo Munchee in this video from my YouTube channel:
Basically, the Myo Munchee is all about chewing.
It was originally designed to help children to chew and to activate the muscles of mastication – the masseters, temporals, and medial and lateral pterygoids – as well as many of the facial muscles and the lips.
Chewing correctly is a critical aspect of the overall craniofacial development of children. Chewing the right foods at the right age promotes optimal facial growth and jaw development. But many kids these days start off with a diet of soft baby food. Then they stay on soft foods when they should be transitioning into the harder and more difficult to chew foods that will help their face develop.
That’s why the Myo Munchee is something I prescribe for parents to use with their children. It’s a great way to just get children to chew. I’ve been including a Myo Munchee in the treatment supply kits for every one of the younger patients in my Mini Myo programs for years.
In addition to helping strengthen and tone the oral and facial muscles, Myo Munchees can also help to address a mouth breathing habit. When a child has a Myo Munchee in their mouth, they really have no option except to nasal breathe. Even if it’s only for 10 minutes a day, it helps to create the much-needed awareness of the habit that’s essential to stopping it. A closed mouth and nasal breathing are two of my Four Goals of Myofunctional Therapy, so that’s why the Munchee is part of my practice.
Here’s a video interview I did with Mary Bourke, the CEO of Myo Munchee:
Who Should Attend These Myo Munchee Courses?
I’d say that any healthcare professional who is passionate about kids’ health or has an interest in airway medicine would benefit from attending one of the Myo Munchee courses. They’re particularly well suited for myofunctional therapists and speech pathologists but doctors, dentists, orthodontists, hygienists, and body workers could definitely get a lot from the course.
If you’re reading this and you’re not a healthcare professional, you can pass on the message to your doctor, dentist, or any of the practitioners who you see on a regular basis.
The courses start on June 8th, 2019 and will be held in Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, and Dallas.
Click here to find out more about booking a spot on the Myo Munchee Global Tour.