From that point Jessica’s education turned to orofacial myology, which is the study and treatment of oral and facial muscles as they relate to dentition, chewing and swallowing, and speech. As a certified orofacial myologist, Jessica is able to retrain the muscles of the face and mouth to correct functional patterns of nasal breathing, swallowing, chewing and at rest. This exercise-based therapy will help resolve issues associated with sleep, breathing, posture, orthodontic relapse, cervical neck tension and jaw pain. She also works with children (and adults) to eliminate oral habits such as thumb sucking, pacifier use or chewing on non-nutritive items.
Jessica is constantly adding additional education courses such as Tethered Oral Tissues (i.e. tongue tie/ankyloglossia), Myobrace training system and is in the process of studying Buteyko Breathing to become a certified Buteyko Breathing Educator. She is an active member of the IAOM (International Association of Orofacial Myologists), ADHA (American Dental Hygiene Association), CDHA (California Dental Hygiene Association), and AAOSH (American Academy of Oral Systemic Health).
When not seeing clients via telehealth, or working in the dental office, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenage kids. She also has a “mini farm” that keeps her busy with her horses, goats, chickens, dogs, and barn cat.
About Fox Therapy Services
At Fox Therapy Services, our mission is to enable people of all ages to become confident communicators.
Fox Therapy Services provides speech, language, occupational, feeding, and myofunctional therapy from passionate clinicians using evidence-based treatment approaches. Our highly trained clinicians work closely with clients and their families to achieve meaningful and successful progress. Fox Therapy Services also provides lactation support and nutritional counseling services. We also strive to empower clients and their families through parent education and training.
At Fox Therapy Services we make therapy sessions effective, interactive, and fun! Our success is a direct result of the success of our clients. Thank you for including us on your journey!