Myofunctional therapy is a program used to treat incorrect patterns of muscle functions used for swallowing, breathing and chewing.
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Joy Moeller has worked in private practice as a myofunctional therapist since 1980. She graduated from the Myofunctional Therapy Institute in Coral Gables, Florida and had an extensive Internship in Orofacial Myology. "Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy must be part of the treatment plan from the beginning. This way the patient understands from day one that the muscle adaptation is important for long term stability."

About Joy

Joy Moeller has worked in a variety of settings including Children's Hospital, San Diego, California, Temporal Mandibular Joint Therapy Clinic, Orthodontist Offices, Pediatric Dental Offices, Associate Professor, Indiana University, Public School System as Health Educator, Chiropractic Office, ENT Office

Her training is extensive. She graduated from the Myofunctional Therapy Institute in Coral Gables, Florida, in 1980 and had an extensive Internship in Orofacial Myology. Joy's background of Dental Hygiene led the way for further studies, and she has taught and continues to teach principles of Myofunctional Therapy to graduate and post-graduate students and numerous universities as a guest speaker. Some of those are UCLA School of Dentistry, USC, Cerritos College, Guttenberg University in Mainz, Germany, University of Louvain in Brussels, Belgium, University of Freiburg, Germany, Physical therapy groups, Speech Pathologists, Orthodontists, Dentists and Hygienists. She is currently teaching at UCLA in the Sleep Medicine Mini-Residency Program.

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I am a founding member of the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. This Academy is a leading, comprehensive mini-residency training for post-graduate health care providers wanting to become Orofacial Myofunctional Therapists. Our mission is to offer the best foundation for health professionals to learn this critical therapy and bring its benefits to those who need it. We offer a 4 day course with hands on training including marketing and advanced practice management information.
Our goal is to have every student successful at developing a clinically and financially great practice. We offer further on-going assistance via the Internet with professional problems you may have. We also offer internships and study club meetings. We also have a networked referral system for receiving new patients from doctors in your area. We schedule several courses throughout the year at various locations across the USA.

Changing Medicine Through Myofunctional Therapy