In the UK, to be able to provide diagnostics and treatment planning in Myofunctional Therapy, you will need to be able to show a valid qualification and registration to either the GDC as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist or with the RCSLT as a Speech and Language Therapist.
These qualifications give a knowledge base of the stomathognathic system and provide higher education training in the provision of clinical therapeutic treatments. Therapists are also given in-depth knowledge of different learning styles, clinical referal pathways, how to work under clinical supervision, documenting cases, evidence based practice, and more.
Myofunctional Therapy practitioners need to maintain their professional body registration (GDC or RCSLT) to practice in the UK. It is important to be aware that countries have different guidelines particularly for practicing abroad. If you are seeing patients located abroad, remotely from the UK, you will need to be registered with your profession’s regulatory body and your medical malpractice for Myofunctional Therapy will need to cover the countries where your patients are located. This can be discussed with the insurance company, the policy price varies according to this and the practitioner’s qualification.