4-Day Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Introductory Course 2021 Brisbane - [Online + In-Person]

202225feb(feb 25)8:00 am27(feb 27)5:00 pm4-Day Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Introductory Course 2021 Brisbane - [Online + In-Person]8:00 am - 5:00 pm (27)(GMT+10:00) View in my time Event Organized ByAustralian Academy of Orofacial MyologyDisciplineOrofacial Myofunctional TherapyFormatConference,In-Person,Online

4-Day Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Introductory Course - Brisbane

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Course Overview

This introductory course is essential learning for people who work, or would like to work, with children, adolescents and adults in the field of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.

This course provides a comprehensive grounding in the core principles and skills of Orofacial Myology.

The first segement of this course will be pre-recorded and made available online in advance of the in-person segments to be held over 3 days from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th February, 2022.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to identify myofunctional disorders and airways issues, diagnose tongue ties, treat thumbsucking, improve orthodontic outcomes and treat pain and range of motion issues with TMD patients.

Continuing and ongoing professional support is available to participants after completion of every Academy course.

Course Outline

Day 1 (On-Line)
Introduction, definitions, scope of practice
Influences on Orofacial Development
Cause and Effect of an Incorrect Swallow Pattern
Frenums (labial and lingual), definitions, current research, treatments, protocols & assessments
Day 2 (In-Person)
Airways – Interdisciplinary Approach
Frenums – Assessment Criteria
Frenums – Workshop
Intra and extra oral examination
Demonstration – Spots and Lip Meters
Anatomy – Face Painting
Day 3 (In-Person)
Photography and Records (assessment and measurement forms)
Photography, measurements and Intra / Extra oral examination workshop
The Sucking Correction Program / Assessment / Treatment – (thumb sucking)
Lesson Plans /Lip Seal / Tongue Position / Posture / Nasal breathing lessons – (lesson plans – 1 to 4)
The Adult Patient / Therapy Techniques / Facial Tone / TMD
Information to Assist in the Growth & Development of Babies in Their First Two Years of Life
Day 4 (In-Person)
Orthodontic Considerations
Case Studies – Workshop
Improving Tongue Tone and Function / Establishing the Correct Swallow (Workshop, Lesson Plans 5 – 8 / Maintenance)
How to Design a Program
Additional Exercises
Additional Case Study
Q & A


Speakers for this event

  • Carla Lejarraga

    Carla Lejarraga


    Carla Lejarraga is a world leading expert in thumb and finger sucking habits of children and passionate about healthy faces and smiles from an early age.


  • Rochelle McPherson

    Rochelle McPherson

    Orofacial Myologist, OM Health

    Rochelle is passionate about providing her clients with the best possible health tools to assist them in their journey to total wellness. She offers a unique approach to Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, assisting patients to reach their treatment goals and is committed to advancing Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy in Australia through best practice and continuing education.

    Rochelle is a highly sought after national and international speaker in the field of Orofacial Myology and the effects on growth and development, TMD and airways issues.

    She believes in a holistic approach. No one body part works in isolation from the other. The muscles of the face, tongue and lips all play important roles in the growth, development and function of the body and are often overlooked. Her special interests include Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders, TMD and Sleep Disordered Breathing and Airways.

    Rochelle incorporates a team approach with other health professionals to assist in a greater level of health and wellbeing.

    She runs her Sydney-based Orofacial Myology Practice, OM Health, and is the past President and founding member of the Australian Association of Orofacial Myology.

    In 1994, Rochelle graduated as a Dental Hygienist. She lectured at the University of Queensland to the Bachelor of Oral Health students between the years of 1998 to 2001. In 2010, Rochelle furthered her post graduate training as an Orofacial Myologist. She went onto further her studies in Orofacial Myology at NEO Health in Orlando, USA in 2011.

    URL https://www.australianacademyoforofacialmyology.com.au/presenters.html

    Orofacial Myologist, OM Health


Australian Academy of Orofacial Myology

0428285275 40 Twinview Terrace IDALIA QLD 4811

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25 (Friday) 8:00 am - 27 (Sunday) 5:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time

CPD Hours

28 Contact Hours


$2650 inc GST

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