Episode 47 – Myofunctional Fitness for Better Sleep & Breathing with Jennifer Blunston PhD.
For the past 6 years Jennifer Blunston, BSc. PhD. has helped clients achieve better overall health as an orofacial myofunctional therapist, an emerging healthcare field. Based on Calgary, Alberta, Jennifer enjoys educating her clients on how proper nasal breathing and palatal tongue rest posture can help balance the nervous system, optimize our physiology, and promote physical recovery and wellness. She works with a wide range of clients, including children who have adopted improper breathing or swallowing habits to adults undergoing treatment for sleep apnea or TMJ therapy. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys spinning, walking with her two dogs, and travelling with her husband and two children—exploring the world one country at a time! “Many of my clients seek treatment to alleviate facial pain and headaches, improve their fitness, prevent orthodontic relapse, and manage stress levels. My passion is working with clients who suffer from disordered breathing, jaw pain, or anxiety. We all deserve to breathe better, sleep better and feel better!” states Jennifer. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science at St. Francis Xavier University and a Doctorate in organic chemistry at the University of Alberta. In addition, Jennifer has completed continuing education in orofacial myofunctional therapy with the Academy of Orofacial.
Myofunctional Therapy, and trained at the Coulson Institute in Denver, Colorado. She is also certified as a personal training specialist and certified instructor in the Buteyko breathing method. To learn more about Jennifer, you can visit her website at www.myofunctionalfitness.ca or follow her on Instagram @myofunctional_fitness. You can also visit my social media at performancethroughhealth and more information about my services on www.performancethroughhealth.com