Discover the health and dental benefits of nasal breathing and healthy facial function for kids and adults. Learn about the link between facial habits and total body health! Looking for a myofunctional therapist near you or do you want online Myofunctional Therapy sessions? I am here to help you reach your goals of eliminating digit sucking habits, eliminating tongue thrust swallow and become a nasal breather with healthy facial function. Who knew how important nasal breathing and tongue rest posture is! It is my passion for you or your child to enjoy the basics of life: breathe, drink and eat!
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What are Myofunctional Therapy sessions like?
First let’s start with the WHY and WHAT is your concern. Do you breathe through your mouth? Do you feel like your tongue pushes against your teeth? Do you feel like you have a hard time swallowing pills? Do you snore or wake up unrefreshed? Have you been diagnosed with a tongue-tie and want a functional assessment, pre/post wound care support? Do you want to achieve more range of motion of your tongue?
The first appointment can start with a no charge online visit to address your questions. After a comprehensive evaluation weekly sessions are individualized for you to assist you to reach the goals established. Many clients have told me how much they value the feeling of confidence and understanding of how to breathe well and be well with healthy facial function!
If you are looking for a professional who really cares and understands your problem, Cheryl Shafer is the person to see. I suffered terribly with speech, swallowing, facial numbness, pain, and tingling in my face due to TMJ issues for 3 long years. After the first appointment with Cheryl I was already on my road to recovery. Not only is she highly skilled in her field of myofunctional therapy, but her attention to detail and her ability to get to the source of the problem sets her apart from any other doctor/therapist I have ever seen, and I have seen about 8 medical professionals with no success! She genuinely wants to get to the root of your problem, and she takes lengthy time in researching and listening to your painful journey to determine a recovery plan. We need more therapists like Cheryl, and I would highly recommend anyone to see her. Without a doubt, I would not be feeling as good as I do today without her care, knowledge, and concern for my general well-being. She is a gem in a confusing sea of medical professionals who often offer unfavorable solutions. I only wish I had found her sooner! She certainly has my utmost gratitude and respect for completing my journey to finding answers and a solution to my puzzling problems. If you have a myofunctional facial problem, Cheryl Shafer should be top on your list.