Speech therapy | Manual Therapy

Speech therapy

Speech therapy does not only improve the sound. It is highly recommended to consult a speech therapist in case of protracted orthodontic treatment, poor posture, jaw disorders or if there is chewing pain due to arthritis.

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The tongue’s situation in the mouth, its function during swallowing affects the development of jaw bones and the position of the teeth. In case of tongue-thrust swallowing, the tongue dislodges the toothing and deforms it. The incorrect position of the tongue may change the breathing pattern, causing permanent mouth-breathing. Oral breathing is not economical, the diaphragm cannot function properly. It can affect the chest-back situation that can lead to incorrect body posture.

It is advisable to pay attention to the following symptoms: often open mouth, mouth-breathing, nail biting and a stubborn lisp. If any of these symptoms are noticed, the patient is likely to have a tongue-thrust swallowing. With adequate lip and tongue training and with the abandonment of bad habits, a correct swallowing technique can be obtained.

With the help of speech therapy, manual therapy and orthodontic treatment, the above mentioned problems can be solved permanently.