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What To Expect For Your First 2 Visits

Complimentary 30 minute - New client evaluations are scheduled online via Telehealth. 

It is crucial to perform a comprehensive intake before initiating any form of treatment. This allows us to gather relevant information about your medical history, symptoms, and discomfort, ensuring that we are well-informed before proceeding with any treatment.

Before beginning the session, it is important to ask the specific questions related to your medical history. This includes inquiring about any previous injuries or surgeries, chronic conditions, medications they are currently taking, and any relevant family medical history. Additionally, it is essential to discuss your specific symptoms or discomfort, such as pain, stiffness, or limitations in movement.

By gathering this information, we can identify potential risk factors, contraindications, and precautions that may affect the choice of treatment and / or exercises during each session. It also helps us understand your goals and expectations from therapy.

During the initial intake session, we will discuss the muscles of your face, and orofacial complex. These muscles play a vital role in various functions like swallowing, speaking, and facial expressions.

 

The 2nd visit may be a massage session in our Seattle office (dependent upon discussion in our first visit.)

If needed, we will assess muscular strength, range of motion, and endurance, various techniques can be employed during this visit. 

  • These may include manual muscle testing, measuring joint range of motion, assessing endurance through repetitive movements, and observing for any signs of fatigue or pain.

Conducting a comprehensive treatment session along with the information in your initial intake, is vital as it allows us to gather a plan that addresses your specific needs and goals. Factors such as your medical history, lifestyle, previous injuries, and overall physical condition must be considered.

Failure to perform both sessions (as needed) can lead to inadequate treatment, missed opportunities for early intervention, and potentially exacerbating your symptoms or discomfort. Without a thorough understanding of your condition, we may overlook underlying issues, leading to ineffective or inappropriate treatment approaches.

In summary, comprehensive treatment before initiating a plan enables us to tailor our approach, accurately assess muscular strength, range of motion, and endurance, and develop an effective treatment plan to help the you achieve your desired outcomes.​

Expect to spend up to 30 minutes for your initial intake consultation and up to 50 minutes in your treatment session. 

*If you are online and seeking Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Treatment,  Treatment needs to be paid in full so we can get your kit out to you in a timely manner. 

Parking

We validate parking in The Medical Dental Building parking garage ONLY.

 

Please assist us at the time of your initial visit to the office by providing the following information:

  • Your referral slip and any correspondence or radiographs from your referring provider.

  • A medical clearance to treat for post surgical care

  • A list of medications you are currently taking (please note that you can fill out your patient registration and medical history form on our website.)

Please Note: All patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation appointment.

Please notify the office if you have a medical condition or concern prior to treatment. 

We will complete an in-depth medical and dental health history and a thorough testing to measure for TMJ and tongue range of motion. We assess the bite, provide an oral cancer screening, and other signs of orofacial dysfunction.

Please head into your Patient Portal to complete the paperwork necessary for your first visit.

Integrative Orofacial Functional Medicine & Recovery

Integrative Orofacial Functional Medicine & Recovery

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