- online on-demand for health professionals -
A 3hr EXPLORATORY JOURNEY INTO THE SOFT AND HARD TISSUE OF THE CRANIOFACIAL FORM. WHY SIZE, SHAPE, DIMENSIONS AND MOVEMENT MATTERS.
LEARN WHAT THE HECK IT ALL MEANS!
Enhance your skills in accurately assessing and measuring the orofacial soft and hard tissues, including FUNCTION!
Develop more targeted and effective treatment plans for your patients.
What is there possibly to measure? There's more than you think.
Why should we bother with measurements?
Measuring the progress of your patients and your functional management plan.
Objective and verified ways of measuring. What does the research say?
What measurements are considered 'normal'? What do we need to take into consideration when measuring?
Available measuring tools - what's out there?
- for the general public and health professionals -
- Toning - Defining - Firming -
We spend many hours exercising our bodies, but forget about our face!
Get your face into shape at your own pace!
This evidence-based online program has four parts that guide you through the underlying principles of Face Fit and provide you with the skills to monitor your progress.
At the end of the program, you’ll know how to recognise correct facial movements and how to optimise your facial features.
PART 1- Why do we look the way we look
Of course our genetics influence how we look, but that only takes us so far and it doesn’t define our facial destiny.
We are much more than the face we see on the outside – we have 6 layers between the skin and our skull underneath. Each layer has a specific role to play in how our face shapes and ages over our lifetime.
PART 2- The way we move
Moving our face and mouth properly directs what our face looks like – if you don’t move it, you lose it!
Our face forms its ongoing shape and support by our life health choices and circumstances and by how we breathe and move our face right from the moment we are born. Learn how our tongue and our nose are the two most important features of our facial ageing.
PART 3- Age related changes
Whether we like it or not, each year brings changes to our whole body. Our skin, muscles and bones change yearly from about 25-30 years old and our face is often the first place that we notice the changes.
Learn how and why this happens and how we can slow the effects of ageing.
PART 4 – 6 Steps of the Face Fit Functional Method
As the name suggests, this is not just a bunch of exercises. It’s called the functional method because every activity and exercise helps to ensure you’re not just doing spot exercises on isolated areas of your face, but you’re learning how to use your whole face and your breathing, chewing and swallowing muscles correctly – making sure the right muscles are being used for the right job.
Part 4 guides you through the 6 Steps to Facial Fitness, including over 25 different activities.
The program is based on the clinical knowledge of Cheree and Bridget combined with research that proves positive outcomes of facial exercise – no injections, no surgery, no expensive creams.
We have shared this unique Face Fit Functional Method with you so that you can Get your face into shape and benefit from learning these skills for the rest of your life!
- for all health professionals -
🌟Breathing, feeding/eating and sleep are the three foundations of life.
🌟Performing those functions correctly is the foundation to HEALTHY longevity.
This two-day workshop is not to be missed by any health professional.
- For those who care for babies with feeding or settling issues- you need this course
- Do your baby clients have a small jaw? – you need this course
- For those who care for children with poor sleep – you need this course
- Do your children clients have fussy eating and poor chewing? – you need this course
- If you treat patients with malocclusion – you need this course
- Do you wonder if your client had tongue tie?
- Are there reports of drool and speech issues? - you need this course
- When you observe mouth breathing or patients report nasal obstruction – you need this course
- Do any of your patients snore? – you need this course
- Are your clients reporting concerns about their facial features? – you need this course
Here’s what’s new -
We believe that everyone needs to understand the whole lifespan even though you may only work in one segment. The workshop is now conducted in a blended way over 2 days.
We will be joined by guest speakers who are masters of their craft. They will share wisdom and tips during memorable interactive sessions. The surprise element!
We will use real life experiences, case study presentations and memorable activities. Who doesn’t love on the spot learning?
We will include some elements of our unique Measuring Up course and some activities from our world-renowned Face Fit course. Yippeeee!
You will participate in tongue function assessment activities using the trademarked measuring tool MyoMate (add the R)
You will receive delegate folders and access to google drive of resources. That’s great value!
You will laugh, learn and be amazed. No time to fall asleep!
The course content covers period from start of life to old age – that’s everyone!
✅Awareness of correct orofacial and musculoskeletal postural principles for optimal health
✅Craniofacial-respiratory development through lifespan
✅Optimal respiratory function in infants, children and adults
✅Oral function principles for optimal development outcomes
✅Feeding and eating progression from infant to competency
✅Craniofacial and breathing outcomes on development, posture and health
✅Breathing dysfunction conditions
✅Dysfunctional feeding/eating practices
✅Common tongue function disorders
✅External influences that challenge optimal craniofacial-respiratory outcomes
✅Outcomes of suboptimal orofacial functions on craniofacial-respiratory growth and development
A deep clear understanding of normal and optimal cranio-orofacial structures and orofacial-respiratory functional excellence
Awareness that the face is the window into the body’s health
Tools for baseline structural and orofacial functional assessment at a first consultation
Recognise red flags for orofacial dysfunctions by visual assessment of breathing, lips and tongue
Know how to construct an appropriate management plan for orofacial dysfunction disorders
How to apply groundwork strategies, within your professional scope, to construct a basic management plan for orofacial dysfunction disorders
Facilitate appropriate referral pathways for the best team approach to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
Take home bonus:
New clinical skills
A big smile 😊
Cheree Wheaton - Oral Health Therapist (Dental Practitioner) and Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
Bridget Ingle - RM, RM, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Paediatric Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
2024 dates, yet to be determined - join our mailing list to get the dates as soon as they are released.
Feel free to register your interest to [email protected].
Online via Zoom