Seema Virji graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Dental Hygiene. She has her local anesthetic certification from the University of Alberta and her dental hygiene prescriber rights.
Seema currently owns and operates an independent Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy clinic whose sole purpose is to treat myofunctional disorders. This was one of Edmonton's first Myofunctional therapy clinics owned and operated by a dental hygienist.
Seema is a CERTIFIED Orofacial Myologist with the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). She was the 5th to certify in Canada. Seema is currently the Vice President of the IAOM and is the co-chair of the mentoring committee for the IAOM.
Her knowledge, expertise, care, and compassion for patients make her a great practitioner. She will provide you with personal goal oriented therapy that will succeed with your motivation and commitment.
The Best Treatment for the Oral & Facial Muscles, Edmonton
Orofacial Myology/Myofunctional therapy is a holistic therapy which deals only with the muscles of the face, neck, and tongue. It is the re-education or re-patterning of the oral and facial muscles. The therapy includes various facial and tongue exercises and behaviour modification techniques to promote proper tongue position and improved breathing, chewing, and swallowing.
The practice of orofacial myology includes but is not limited to the following:
My goal as an Orofacial Myologist is to work closely with other health professionals as an interdisciplinary team to treat muscle disorders of the tongue, face, and jaw.