• The Johnson (map)
  • 477 Boundary St , Spring Hill
  • Brisbane, Queensland, 4000
  • Australia

We are very happy to invite you to the the most comprehensive Myo Munchee education event ever. “Protocols for a New Generation” is the first of an international educational series for the long awaited Myo Munchee Manual. We will be presenting our clinical protocols from Dental, Speech and Language, and Manual Therapy perspectives. This will be a unique opportunity to not only learn Myo Munchee best practices, but also to network with like-minded professionals to build your own referral system & team in your own city.

Learning Outcomes from this Course:

  • Understand exact protocols for using Myo Munchee within professional scope and condition types, including condition management for: myofunctional and soft tissue disorders, sleep and breathing disorders, the special needs population, oral hygiene and dental conditions, and older populations

  • Understand Munchee sizing, what to use & when, and how to work with age group needs

  • Take away practical applications for the Munchee you can “use on Monday”

Course Format:

  • Lectures and history/cases and theory of Myo Munchee

  • Practical demonstrations and exercises using your Munchee

  • Comprehensive course manual

  • Profession specific break-outs for the following professions: Dental, Speech and

    Language, Manual Therapy

  • Question and discussion time

  • Networking and multi-disciplinary team building

Presenting Team:

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Dr Mary Bourke

Mary has a unique and experiential perspective on children’s health and development- particularly as it relates to oral facial function. The daughter of pioneering Australian dentist Dr Kevin Bourke, she grew up surrounded by his passion for human health and learning about the intricacies of oral facial growth, breathing and the origins of human nutrition. Mary has been in Chiropractic Practice for over 28 years and is a great believer in the synergistic benefits of working with other health practitioners in a collaborative approach. This belief in collaboration has been very much a part of the philosophy behind Myo Munchee and is critical to getting best patient outcomes for oral facial and cranial growth, neurology and function of the stomagnathic system. One of her key professional goals with both chiropractic care and as the CEO of Myo Munchee is to spread the word about the benefits of chewing and the denaturing effects of long term pacifier use.

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Dr Peter Bourke

Since graduating from RMIT Chiropractic in 1985 Dr Peter Bourke has been in private practice in Melbournes CBD. He has had an ongoing clinical interest in the Cranio-Dental field and has attended numerous courses by many and varied chiropractic and dental TMD professionals. Peter will share his key concepts in the management of TMD for manual therapists.

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Dr Dan Hanson

Dr Dan Hanson is a dentist (BDS) and Buteyko breathing educator (MBIBH) who since 2011 has limited his practice to early interceptive treatment of soft tissue dysfunction, breathing dysfunction and malocclusion.Since 2014 his focus has been laser frenectomy procedures and correction of oral dysfunction. Working in a team with a collaborative approach to care is a key feature of his philosophy. Dan has lectured to professional audiences on a regular basis since 2012, with locations including London, Lyon, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth, and Auckland. His topics include Tongue Tie as well as myofunctional orthodontic . He is co-founder of both Myofocus and The Tongue Tie Institute.

Nada Makki-Karnib

Nada is the principal speech pathologist at Q Speech & Learning Clinic with 20 years of combined experience as a hospital scientist and in private practice. She enjoys working with people of all ages in the treatment of communication and feeding disorders, with a special interest in Oromyofunctional Disorders. As co-founders of the Dentofacial Institute, Dr Elina Castro Blairs and Nada dedicate most of their professional time to promoting airway and sleep awareness and the impact of these on Dentofacial growth and development, particularly focusing on early interceptive facial orthopaedics. Nada’s collaboration with dental professionals and multidisciplinary approach in the care of her patients seeks to address the root cause of many of the communication and feeding difficulties children present with.

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Cole Clayton

Cole is the founder and director of Happy Kids Klinic based in Byron Bay, NSW. He has a unique perspective on breathing retraining and coaching through his own personal health journey suffering undiagnosed Sleep Disordered Breathing as a child and young adult. He works primarily with children to assist them retrain their breathing and oral habits. He holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Rehabilitation, a Bachelor of Clinical Science majoring in human structure and function and is currently undertaking a Masters of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Sharon Moore *Via Zoom live

Sharon Moore is a Speech Pathologist and Myofunctional Practitioner, with 39 years clinical experience across a wide range of communication and swallowing disorders. She has worked in diverse clinical settings in Australia and London.Currently, she runs a Private Practice in Canberra, servicing referrals from medical and dental specialists, for patients of all ages. The integration of Orofacial Myofunctional principles into traditional Speech Pathology work allows a unique approach to managing disorders of the upper airway, including: breathing, swallowing, chewing, phonation, resonance & speech. Sharon has a special interest in early identification of craniofacial growth anomalies in non-syndromic children, airway obstruction in sleep disorders and concomitant orofacial dysfunctions. She is author of Sleep-Wrecked Kids (www.sleepwreckedkids.com). Recently, acknowledgement of the role of myofunctional therapy in management of sleep disorders, hails a new era of relevance for work in the upper airway, and affirmation of her chosen clinical direction. She believes that here has never been a more important time for medical and dental colleagues to work as a team with significant health morbidities of sleep disorders in all ages now widely known.

We want you to deepen your understanding of this most versatile myofunctional tool. To do so, we have prepared an expert training team from Dental, Speech and Language, and Manual Therapy fields. Our presenters will come together to share insights and provide specific information relevant to your field that can be implemented easily into the clinic.

Many allied health practitioners and dentists are working to provide better patient outcomes that often cross over. These can vary and include facial growth, airway improvement, speech management, or general health. Yet the number one piece of the puzzle that gets raised in every instance is the patients compliance and response. We aim to empower you through our education. This will help you enhance and maximise your patient’s compliance and outcomes.