How it all started…

As a practicing Speech Pathologist, trained in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, Michelle Lee (Creator and Founder of Mouth Gym) realised her clients regularly needed a little extra help to remember their homework exercises after each therapy session. She also noticed when clients were lacking motivation to do their daily exercises which in turn meant slower therapy progress.

When talking to other colleagues and other industry professionals, Michelle realised this was and industry wide issue and decided to do something about it.

The beginning of Mouth Gym!

Determined to solve the problem and help her clients and fellow industry professionals, she envisioned a fun and interactive online tool that would help clients remember their myofunctional exercises, and a progress chart to motivate clients to do their homework which would also be a statistical tool for professionals to measure progress.

After intense planning, the camera started rolling, web development began and Mouth Gym was born.






It is all about fun.

All homework exercise programs were created using cartoon video demonstrations with silly names to cater for all ages. Since its creation, the program continues to live by playful & fun vibrations to keep both professionals and clients motivated to enjoy the quirky yet very important myofunctional exercises.

Being playful in essence & making funny faces is what Mouth Gym is all about. “Why not have fun when exercising your lips, cheeks, jaw & tongue!” says Michelle.

What started as desire to help clients achieve the best therapy results they could, has now grown into a platform for health professionals to both learn myofunctional therapy skills specific to their practice, and to further improve their therapy results by keeping their clients engaged and accountable.

Mouth Gym is now a worldwide platform providing interactive orofacial homework exercises between clinician & client online!

Mouth Gym can help you with!

Speech Errors

Speech Errors

We have programs that work hand in hand with Speech Therapy to help train, coordinate and strengthen oral and facial muscles. Mouth Gym exercises assist with improving delayed and distorted speech sounds.

Tongue Tie

Tongue Tie

If you have been diagnosed with a tongue and/or lip tie, Mouth Gym has programs that help you learn and practice the required exercises before and after your frenectomy procedure.

Fussy Eating

Fussy Eating

Mealtimes can be messy! Particularly if your child (or grandmother) has become a fussy eater. Mouth Gym has chewing and swallowing exercises that work in conjunction with therapy to help strengthen the jaw, cheeks and tongue, making mealtime fun instead of a chore.

Sleep Apnoea

Sleep Apnoea

Are you/your child a snorer or have you been diagnosed with Sleep Apnoea? Mouth Gym can help support your treatment by teaching optimal oral posture, breathing pattern and strengthen oral, facial & pharyngeal muscles.

Facial Esthetics

Facial Esthetics

Mouth Gym has programs and exercises designed to help tone, shape and strengthen, facial muscles and encourage symmetrical facial esthetic development, correct oral posture and breathing patterns.

Thumb Sucking

Thumb Sucking

Ready to ditch the dummy or stop your child thumb sucking? We have programs that teach mouth muscles to stay busy, encouraging the weaning off process.

Crooked Teeth

Crooked Teeth

It is often said that prevention is better than remediation. Thumb sucking, nail biting, pulling on toys and even by keeping lips open during play and sleep can be contributing factors to dental misalignment specially at an early age. Our programs can help reinforce optimal oral habits and further encourage dentition to align naturally.

Jaw Pain

Jaw Pain

Ouch!!! Jaw pain in the temporomandibular joint can be very painful indeed and can often cause headaches, neck pain & make mealtime very uncomfortable. Mouth Gym exercises can help strengthen and improve range of movement around the jaw to assist in recovery and optimal function of the temporomandibular joint.

Drooling

Drooling

Mouth Gym exercises work alongside your therapist to assist the management of excessive saliva by training the oral, facial and pharyngeal muscles to become stronger and coordinated, thus helping reduce excessive saliva concerns.

Feeding Difficulty

Feeding Difficulty

Are you having difficulties breastfeeding your baby? Mouth gym exercises work in conjunction with your lactation consultant to encourage reflexive and sucking exercises for the development of tongue, lips, cheeks and jaw strength for optimal suck-swallow-breathing coordination.