Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Sneak Peek at AAPMD Collaboration Cures Physical Therapy and Myofunctional Therapy Combined Tract September 15-18 in Phoenix, AZ
Brad Gilden, PT, DPT + Nicole Archambault, CCC-SLP

April 27, 2022 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

The Leaders of the Physical Therapy & the Myofunctional Therapy Sections of the AAPMD have created a joint program for Collaboration Cures 2022. Get a preview of this exciting program and the importance of the PT/MYO Collaboration along with other healthcare practitioners to achieve optimal results.

To maximize the function of the craniofacial respiratory complex for optimal health and wellness across the lifespan, we need to take a whole-body approach to treatment.  Whether your patient begins the journey to improve health with a physical therapist or a myofunctional therapist, the impact of working collaboratively is key to successful outcomes.  This webinar will introduce the different speakers and topics that will be presented during the Collaboration Cures Physical Therapy/Myofunctional Therapy track and will provide some examples of how this collaboration works in the real world.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify why the integration of physical therapy and myofunctional therapy is so important for improving stomatognathic function.
  2. Learn the different professionals that will be presenting during 2022 Collaboration Cures Physical Therapy/Myofunctional Therapy conference and what their topics will be.
  3. Identify when a client/patient should be referred for myofunctional therapy.
  4. Identify when a client/patient should be referred for physical therapy.

Brad Gilden, PT, DPT, CFMT, FFAOMPT, CSCS, graduated from New York Medical College in 2000 with a Masters in Physical Therapy. In 2004, he completed a clinical doctorate in upper quarter & hand therapy from Drexel University. He completed certification in functional manual therapy in 2010 in addition to completing a three-year fellowship in Functional Manual Therapy through the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy.  He was certified through the Postural Restoration Institute in 2020.  For the past 17 years he has worked collaboratively on the relationship that posture has on airway, restorative sleep and recovery as it relates to overall health and well-being.

Brad follows the combined approach of a Functional Manual Physical Therapist (FMT) and Postural Restoration Therapist (PRI), treating movement dysfunction and postural awareness while integrating therapeutic modalities. He has studied myofunctional therapy, osteopathic manipulation, Stecco fascial manipulation, behavioral breathing and autonomic nervous system balancing. His focus is on maximizing each patient’s full healing potential through manual therapy, behavioral changes and specific prescriptive exercise programming integrating patients back to their highest level of function.

Nicole Archambault, EdS, MS, CCC-SLP, CYMHS, CSSC, CLEC, is an ASHA board certified speech-language pathologist with a unique blend of sub-specialties. She is the Founder of Allspace Therapy in Los Angeles, California.  She is a graduate of the Mind, Brain, Teaching graduate certificate program at Johns Hopkins University.

Nicole is a national and international speaker, as well as a published author on the topics of educational neuroscience, orofacial myofunctional therapy, airway function disorders and the autonomic nervous system, and sleep wellness in pediatrics.  She first shared her keen interest in airway function and orofacial myofunctional disorders in 2014 when she presented her research proposal for tongue-ties as clinical markers for sleep-disordered breathing at the AAMS Congress in Rome, Italy. Her first article for The ASHA Leader (2015) on sleep-disordered breathing and tongue-ties garnered a Bronze Excel Award from Association Media & Publishing for Best Column.  In 2019, Nicole presented her capstone project from Johns Hopkins University at the World Sleep Society titled: Oral Dysfunction and Sleep Meet Education: A Four-Part Collaborative-Model for Screenings. Her capstone project was the first of its kind to partner speech-language pathologists and elementary educators together for school-based screenings of sleep-disordered breathing.

Nicole is a passionate advocate for interdisciplinary collaboration and public health awareness on airway health and sleep. Alongside an interdisciplinary team of colleagues on the FAIREST: Functional AIRway Evaluation Screening Tool (Pilot Study, Phase 1,) she has contributed to research on nasal breathing screening and tongue mobility published in the International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation respectively.

1 CE credit available to AAPMD members



April 27, 2022
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Event Category:


AAPMD – Webinar