Brief video overview assessment of how a Physical Therapist, Michael Karegeannes PT, MHSc, LAT, MTC, CFC, CCTT, CMTPT, can assess the potential for Sleep Disordered Breathing in a Patient, particularly any patient suffering from Temporomandibular Disorders, Facial Pain, Headaches, Snoring, Migraines and Cervical or Neck Pain.
Some of objective findings that can contribute to sleep disordered breathing, airway issues, poor sleep, snoring or sleep apnea are covered in this video, I have provided some links to the various terminologies I mention: This article does a great job providing information on neck circumference, oropharyngeal narrowing, mallampati classification system and thyromental angle, among a few others. Scalloping of the tongue and mucosal ridging can also be potential signs. Additional findings can include mouth breathing, tonsils, adenoids and a high vaulted and narrow maxillary arch . Next, this site does a nice job introducing you to tongue tie (which I unfortunately did not come back to after I assessed her hypermobility TM joints) , myofunctional therapy, tongue retraining etc. Finally, here is some info from my TreatingTMJ Website about bilateral Temporomandibular Joint Hypermobility. I Hope you have found this video and the various links I have provided helpful.
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