Effect of Myofunctional Therapy on Outcomes in Mild to Moderate Sleep Apnea
Carl J. Stepnowsky, Jr.
San Diego, CA
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October 2020 -
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Anticipated Impact on Veteran’s Healthcare: Sleep apnea is one of the most common chronic conditions in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Because of increased efforts at diagnosis, many VA sleep programs are now encountering higher levels of veterans diagnosed with mild-to- moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) takes a rehabilitative approach to OSA and can provide VHA patients and providers with a therapeutic option that does not require the use o...