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WHAT IS A THERAPY PROGRAM LIKE?

Your Questions Answered

These are examples of what you might expect during your time with us!  Because our programs are completely customized, frequencies may vary based on findings.

I AM BRINGING MY INFANT IN TO SEE YOU, WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

This will depend on what you are bringing them in for.  There are options of lactation consulting and infant oral motor appointments.  Prior to your visit with us, we will determine what will best fit you.  While in our office, we will gather a detailed history and give you recommendations based on our findings.  This may include additional referrals.  You can expect to see us at a frequency of every 1-3 weeks depending on the situation until you have "graduated" from our care.

I AM BRINING MY 1-2.5 YEAR OLD TO SEE YOU, WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

We will begin with a detailed history to find what will best fit your little one's needs.  We will give recommendations based on our findings and explain what we are looking for.  This appointment might also include referrals to other providers in order to help us achieve optimal outcomes!  You can expect to see us anywhere from every 3-8 weeks depending on what we find in our inital appointment.

I AM BRINGING MY CHILD IN TO SEE YOU WHO IS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 3 AND 18, WHAT CAN I EXPECT.

At this age, we expect to complete a comprehensive MyoFunctional therapy program.  This will be a complete neruo-muscular re-education in order to achieve optimal function with breathing, swallowing, chewing and resting postures.  A comprehensive therapy program consists of three active phases and then a graduation "maintenance phase".  The three phases are 1. Intensive, 2. Habituation ad 3. Naturalization.   We begin with a detailed history which WILL more than likely include multiple referrals to help us achieve our goals.  After our initial intake, we will determine if MyoFunctional Therapy is right for your child and have a plan of action.  Our next steps are to schedule the intensive phase of therapy.  This is typically the first 8 sessions of therapy which should be done weekly.  We will then change frequency of appointments depending on our findings.  We will go to every 2 weeks, then every 3 weeks, finally ending with every 4 weeks until we know we have completley retrained everything in the head and neck region.  You will then enter a maintenance phase where we do check ins at 3 months, 6 months and then yearly to make sure there is nothing that we need to re-touch on.

I AM AN ADULT, WHAT CAN I EXPECT WITH MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY?

In adulthood we will do a comprehensive MyoFunctional Therapy program.  A comprehensive therapy program consists of three active phases and then a graduation "maintenance phase".  The three phases are 1. Intensive, 2. Habituation and 3. Naturalization.You can expect to start with a very detailed intake examination and consultation.  We will do a detailed history which will go back to birth.  We will give all necessary recommendations in order to achieve optimal results and we will share our findings with you. The next step after our consultation is to schedule for our intensive phase of therapy.  This will be about 8 sessions where we will meet weekly.  After the intensive phase we will switch frequency to every 2 weeks for a few sessions, then every 3 weeks for a few sessions and lastly every 4 weeks for a few sessions.  Once we have determined that all functional concerns have been address you will move into a graduation phase where we do visits at the 3 month mark, 6 month mark and yearly mark.  If everything checks out at each of those visits, we will meet yearly to make sure there is nothing else we need to work on.

WHO CAN SCHEDULE A TELEHEALTH EVALUATION AND/OR FOLLOW UP SESSIONS?

Welcome to our Telehealth Therapy Program!

We offer virtual evaluations for both you and your child, right from the comfort of your own home. Once you sign up, you'll receive a Telehealth kit delivered straight to your doorstep. This kit includes all the necessary tools for you to take photos and videos required for the evaluation. Under the guidance of your therapist, you'll also be able to take measurements during the session.

Moreover, the kit contains various therapy tools essential for your follow-up appointments. We'll send it out to you as soon as your paperwork is complete. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns along the way.

Here are a few things to ensure a smooth telehealth session:

  • Ensure a distraction-free environment with good lighting.

  • The patient (and or parent) should be able to sit in a chair with feet on the floor, maintaining good posture.

  • For children, having a parent present is important.

  • A stable internet connection or the ability to use a hotspot is necessary.

  • If your little one is the patient, sharing videos can greatly assist in the evaluation process.

We're here to support you every step of the way on your telehealth journey. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

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Google Share Service

Welcome to our Google Share Virtual Appointment service! We understand that life can be busy, and finding time to schedule appointments with a specific therapist during their open schedule might not always be feasible. That's why we're introducing a convenient and flexible way for clients to receive therapy support through our Google Share Appointments. These can be for those who would like urgent evaluations when there are limited times available or if you have had a late cancellation that needs to be rescheduled. 

Here's how it works

  1. Initiating the Appointment: To schedule a Google Share Appointment, simply reach out to our clinic indicating any urgency and your interest in this service. Our staff will guide you through the process and assist you in setting up your appointment.

  2. Sharing Specific Media: Once your appointment is scheduled, you can use your own Google Share account to securely upload specific photos or videos that you believe are relevant to your situation or concerns. These could include images of your surroundings, videos demonstrating certain behaviors, or any other visual information you think might be helpful for evaluation.

  3. Interactive Evaluation: within 2-5  days of sharing media, our therapist will review the  information you've provided and ask questions to gain a better understanding of your needs. This back-and-forth interaction allows for a comprehensive evaluation, even without an in-person visit.

  4. Follow-Up Therapy Protocols: Based on the evaluation, our therapist will work with you to create personalized therapy protocols. These protocols may include recommendations for in-person sessions, telehealth sessions, or continued communication through the Google Share option.

  5. Flexibility and Convenience: The Google Share Appointment option offers flexibility and convenience, allowing you to engage with therapy services on your own schedule, without the need for synchronous appointments.

  6. Privacy and Security: Rest assured that your privacy and confidentiality are of the utmost importance to us. All communication and data exchange through Google Share are encrypted and securely managed to protect your personal information.

  7. Completing History Forms: In addition to sharing specific media through your Google Share account, we also encourage you to fill out our comprehensive history form using the following link: History Form Link.

This form allows you to provide detailed information about your medical history, previous treatments, current symptoms, and any other relevant factors that may contribute to your therapy needs. By completing this form prior to your appointment, you help our therapist gain a deeper understanding of your background, enabling them to tailor their evaluation and recommendations more effectively.

The form is designed to be user-friendly and can be completed at your convenience. Your responses are confidential and will only be accessed by our therapy team to ensure the highest level of care and personalized attention.

We encourage you to take the time to fill out the history form before your appointment to maximize the effectiveness of your therapy experience. If you have any questions or need assistance with the form, please don't hesitate to reach out to our staff for support.

Whether you're a busy parent juggling multiple responsibilities or a client with a hectic schedule, our Google Share Appointments provide a convenient way to access therapy support tailored to your needs. Reach out to us today to schedule your appointment and take the first step towards oral wellness! Watch VIDEO for more help.

$250 Evaluation

$85 Follow up

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