J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 18, Number 4, 2015
|Number of page(s)||17|
|Published online||23 April 2018|
Tongue dysfunction screening: assessment protocol for prescribers
2 Dental surgeon, Orofacial Functional Disorder Consultation, Odontology Dept, Charles-Foix Hospital, Ivry-sur-Seine, France
Address for correspondence: Hélène Gil 22, Rue de Turin, 75008 Paris, France. E-mail: email@example.com
Accepted: 24 May 2015
The tongue rehabilitation technique developed by the physiotherapist Maryvonne Fournier may be prescribed in several medical disciplines: dentistry, orthodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, ENT, pulmonology, pediatrics, neurology and geriatrics. Other health care providers, such as speech therapists and dental hygienists, have also taken an interest in the technique. The aim of this article is to present a simplified non-operator-dependent version of the tongue dysfunction assessment protocol implemented in maxillofacial physiotherapy, that can be used by practitioners in all fields.
Key words: Tongue habits / rehabilitation / exercise therapy / temporomandibular disorder / obstructive sleep apnea syndrome / Eustachian tube / malocclusion
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