Please forgive our little moment of self indulgence … But we could never have done any of it without you; our team of dedicated and conscious practitioners brining the benefits of our movement to your patients and families around the world.
A 30 year overnight success
So just over two years ago we began the process of commercialising the Myo Munchee after a long hiatus. We quietly walked into one of the major teaching facilities in Sydney Australia, hung our banner and waited for the occasional practitioner to walk over to our stand and ask us “what is that your holding ?”.
We are certainly no newbies in the field - yes the Munchee was invented back in 1967 , but we were never really run like a independant enterprise. Since the passing of the beloved inventor of Munchee , Dr Kevin Bourke, we have been looking for ways to truly honor his intentions of making Munchee available to families and patients all over the world.
So skipping forward to the present we returned to that same facility last month where we had barely got a hello. To now, being bowled over with interest, at times 4 rows deep trying to get to us. This has been truly energising meeting so many people who are now getting our concept and movement.
So we are thrilled to look back even just this year with the things we have done in such a short space of time. Importantly for us we have been out there face to face teaching and listening.
So what have we been doing for you this year ?.
We developed our networks and established collaborations with wonderful education partners Myofocus, DP Dental, Healthy Start, Faceology, Respire, Breathe Institute, Simon Says and Mouth Gym…….and these are just the ones this year. This means that our message is going out not only from us but also it is being incorporated and shared professionally through various disciplines.
And along the way created amazing friendships and had a ball with all the new people we have met.
We even got Peter Bourke back on the speaking platform- woo hoo.
We formed a formidable training team running seminars in 9 Cities and met at least 250 Munchee Practitioners of all different backgrounds- Dentists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Speech Pathologists, OTs, Lactation Consultants . I can't thank the team of educators that we had with us enough- Dr Dan Hanson, Sarah Hornsby and Dr Peter Bourke were all absolutely fabulous. Ignatius Bourke came along as our tour organiser and did a great job of running the show.
We even got our bubbly business development director Nathen Dainney out on the stage. Using his unique brand of wit and wisdom, our Asian business partners and practitioners were able to learn key growth strategies.
If you missed out, message him at: email@example.com
We exhibited in Rome ( AAMS), Tokyo ( Paediatric Oral Development), Singapore ( Tufts Sleep residency) and US ( AAPD, IAOM ALF Interface and SOT Chiropractic) as well as attending and supporting Conferences in Australia: Dental Sleep medicine, EODO, Myofocus, OMT: Ellen Carlin. COMT, Dianah Davidson and Mary Billings, Paediatric Chiropractic Conferences and more to come.
We have had preliminary research development meetings with Newcastle University Oral Health Department and Speech Pathology Department- both of which look really promising . We also have research opportunities in Indian Dental Universities along with The Breathe Institute , who are keen to work wi with us on compliance studies.
Currently undertaking a pilot study with Mouthgym to look at use of their program to assist with compliance
Our educators are now even creating their own initiatives and collaborating with other professionals around the world. Here is a link to the most recent online training session facilitated by the very accomplished Louisa Lee. https://youtu.be/57g109K3Omw
Our friends at Myofocus have been the busy master minds this year behind a smart platform that provides online training opportunities for all practitioners and teams looking to expand their knowledge in associated fields. The first program is a great course to learn how to :
- fully diagnose malocclusion and soft tissue dysfunction
- treat using all of the different appliances we use - Munchee / Myobrace (complete system) / Biobloc Orthotropics / Bent Wire / RPHG…. Plus OMT of course
- trouble shoot difficult cases
- train your team
- integrate this philosophy of care into your practice, including several sections on how to get great compliance