2020 date to be confirmed (watch this space or follow us on Facebook)
Our inaugural event took place on 4&5 October 2019 in Cape Town, we are planning our 2020 Online Event and will confirm a date here soonest.
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2020 LIVE ONLINE event!
In 2019 Healthcare practitioners from over 10 disciplines were invited to the #TotalHealth Conference where top international and local experts presented on topics linking serious health issues and non-communicable systemic conditions to dento-oral/facial and cranial development, breathing and posture.
The speakers showcased the latest research in the field of Orthotropics, Airway Dentistry and related non-communicable medical co-morbidities.
An integrated, interdisciplinary approach from all practitioners is essential to help screen, diagnose and treat dento-oral and facial growth, breathing and sleep disorders and the associated medical co-morbidities in both paediatric and adult patients, from the point of conception to the grave.
The #TotalHealth Conference 2019 focused on the recognition, screening, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of these conditions.
Bad oral posture and poor jaw structure and position can develop from a very early age and affect the function of the airways and consequently negatively impact on normal growth and development of an individual.
Symptoms of bad oral posture can include disrupted sleep, obstructive sleep apnoea, asthma and increased allergies, diabetes, poor gut health, ADD & ADHD. Influencing factors are; breastfeeding, diet, nutrition, allergies, tongue tie and posture.
Increased incidence of cardiovascular disease in middle-aged men with obstructive sleep apnoea has been well documented*. A Swedish study strongly suggested a causative connection of sleep apnoea to coronary artery disease and stroke**.
Understanding airway orthotropics from cradle to grave for improved overall health.
2019 event supplied 14 CPD points, we will confirm for 2020.
Speaker Video: Krista Burns