In today's episode, Brittny talks with her colleague, Liana Sved, PT, DPT, CMTPT. Find out how Liana's physical therapy initial evaluation had changed since becoming a myofunctional therapist. Brittny and Liana discuss compensatory muscle involvement when doing myofunctional therapy exercises and in general with OMDs. They also discuss how taking a myofunctional therapy course has brought to light the many detrimental effects a tethered oral tissue can have on the rest of the body.
Liana Sved is a physical therapist and orofacial myofunctional therapist specializing in working with patients who present with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). She joins Hallie for a fascinating conversation on the effects of TMD on the body and overall optimal function. They cover everything from how TMD pain can be felt in other parts of the orofacial structure, the importance of educating patients and allowing them to make an informed decision, how having a tongue tie can lead to TMD and the difficulties of navigating our healthcare system. If you or your patients have orofacial pain or TMD; this is a must listen!
According to the Journal of Rheumatology (Wolfe et al 2005), “jaw pain is present in about 19% of patients with RA and OA, and is primarily a marker for a general pain increase and symptom sensitivity problem” PMID: 16331775 I brought on today’s guest to talk about jaw pain, jaw arthritis, and any secondary pain associated with it because it is something that is rarely talked about. Dr. Liana Sved is a physical therapist and myofascial therapist who specializes in helping people with jaw pain. Research has shown that jaw pain can be common with conditions such as osteoarthritis. Liana shares today: 1. Importance of your tongue in finding jaw pain relief 2. Simple exercises you can do to help your jaw pain and TMJD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) 3. Myths and misconceptions around jaw pain 4. Who are the best practitioners to seek out for jaw pain