Oromyofacial Issues and Eating Problems
From infancy through adulthood there are many different forms of eating difficulties.
Sometimes it’s an inappropriate tongue-thrust swallow pattern, pushing food and liquid out of the teeth/mouth. Other times it’s an over-stuffing problem, or a pocketing of food in the mouth. Some eating difficulties are sensory-integration related, with overly strong likes, dislikes or texture aversions. Dental occlusions, choking and/or gagging and globus sensation (the feeling of food stuck in the throat) are all common issues we treat as well. Some of our patients experience pain or tension with chewing and swallowing, acid reflux, or generally poor digestion.
But what many don’t realize is that all of these symptoms can be rooted from an oral myofunctional disorder (OMD).
Tell us about your problem
Find out if you’re a candidate for treatment at one of our clinics or by tele-therapy
How We Can Help
BreatheWorks clinicians will observe and analyze your breathing coordination with your eating and drinking, and your muscle symmetry and balance, the strength and mobility of your swallow mechanism, and the motility of food through your oropharynx. They will treat any of your needs with an oromyofunctional, sensorimotor, whole-body approach, with a strong home exercise program, that will make your eating problems better.
Talk, eat, sleep, breathe better.
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Lake Oswego Clinic
15630 Boones Ferry Road, Suite 6
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035
403 NE Sixth Ave
Camas, Washington 98607
1445 Willamette Street Ste. 3
Eugene, Oregon 97401
3109 NE Broadway
Portland, Oregon 97232
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