GOPex and MewVectorOrthotropics Clinical
Orthotropics is gaining the best facial changes and airway
improvements, however it is also the hardest approach of
all. Treating the causes of the problem rather than the
symptoms is inevitably more difficult even if the overall
health benefits far exceed any other approaches. Changing
people is difficult and these two new concepts combined can
really help any practitioner to greatly improve their
results and bring orthotropics to a far older group of
Both of these are simple systems, do not require a great
level of operator skill, and can be delegated.
Posture Exercises (GOPex). This systemcombines oral and
sitting body posture, Myofunctional therapy, Buteyko and
basic good manners. If you do anything every day for 30 days
consecutively it becomes a habit. This is a simple 11min
routine which requires a parent to work with their child, is
relevant to everyday life and can be easily controlled by
uploading video records.
MewVector Forward Pull Face Mask. A new forward pull
facemask. By gaining an intrusion of the posterior maxillary
dentition it effectively creates a non-surgical autorotation
of the maxilla allowing the mandible to rotate up and
forward, thus achieving an upswing in the entire
craniofacial complex. We have gained excellent and
consistent results up to the age of 16. The greater the
structural change gained in the first phase of therapy the
more the patient is likely to change in the second phase.
The workshop is
a theoretic, clinical and practical course on the GOPex and
MewVector forward pull facemask (FPFM) lasting two days
(Saturday and Sunday).
On Saturday students will see a range of patients at
different stages of Orthotropic therapy who are using a
MewVector or have used one and see several patients
introduced to the GOPex system by Dr Wong .
On Sunday they will be given the theory behind these two
concepts, their protocols for use, back ground information
and indications for patient and parent selection. They will
observe the construction of a MewVector Facemask and have
the opportunity to participate in constructing one (limited
Outcome and learning objectives. Upon completion of this 2
day programme, will be awarded a certificate of competence.
The course is recognised for training purposes by the London
School of Facial Orthotropics and the International
Association of Facial Growth Guidance.Any competent
clinicians will be able to return and implement these
systems in their own clinic without further training.
Attendees will be given course material and training videos.
Dates: 9-10 April
£800 to also participate in constructing a MewVector