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Welcome to FunBE: Functional & Breathing Education

What is FunBE?

FunBE (Functional Breathing and Education) is a holistic breathing and orofacial myology (aka orofacial myofunctional therapy) practice for all ages located on the Gold Coast, Australia as well as offering services online via telehealth. We help clients restore their basic functions of life such as breathing, resting, sleeping, talking, chewing, and swallowing through individualised programs of breathing and tongue, lips and jaw exercises. 

Why seek our help?

Breathing analysis and coaching

Eliminate mouth breathing

Establish functional nasal breathing

Eliminate tongue thrust

Establish healthy oral resting posture, chewing and swallowing

Improve function of your jaw joint (TMJ or temporomandibular joint)

Improve sleep quality

Decrease snoring

Decrease sensitivity to air-borne allergens

Improve endurance and control of your breathing during physical activity

Facilitating functional release of tongue, lip and buccal ties

Oral habit elimination: thumb sucking, digit sucking, pacifier and other poor oral habits

Breathing Analysis and Coaching

Breathing analysis using capnography

Detailed breathing analysis using capnography and other methods to provide you with the best breathing rehabilitation program to assist with mouth breathing, chronic nasal congestion, snoring and other breathing difficulties

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT)

Myofunctional therapy training

Customized programs of mouth exercises and tools to best suit your specific health goals and desired outcomes, such a improved comfort in jaw joints (TMJs), improved sleep and breathing, improved tongue function and posture

Programs for children

Working with children of all ages to establish better function

Individualized programs to address the needs of the child based on health concerns, age and development. Multi-disciplinary approach based on the child’s specific picture and needs is what helps achieve their full genetic potential

What do breathing and oral myofunctional disorders look like?

When correct function of breathing and orofacial muscles in distorted it can create symptoms such as nasal congestion, dry mouth, dry lips, enlarged tonsils and adenoids, environmental and seasonal allergies, asthma, frequent colds, ear aches, trouble clearing the ears, clenching and grinding of the teeth, TMD, ringing in the ears, sleep disordered breathing, snoring, sleep apnea, headaches, facial pain, head and neck tension, poor circulation, misaligned teeth and jaws, anterior open bite, high narrow palate, crowded teeth, drooling, gas and bloating, acid reflux, poor digestion and many more others. We help our clients address these symptoms using research based exercises, tools and remedies to restore healthy function of the airway, stimulate reflexive nasal breathing, achieve proper and balanced function of the muscles of the tongue, lips, cheeks, jaw, head and neck.

Customer reviews

“I cannot recommend Janna enough. She has a wealth of knowledge she shares with you to allow you to make sense of the options and treatment available. Janna not only saved me financially, she made the whole process with my son so easy and even fun. I am more than happy with our results so far, it’s been much quicker than expected, and I’m just very grateful we found her!”

Adriana Hill

“My 5 year old son have some issues with his teeth and jaw, there’s not quite enough space, but since seeing Janna his bottom teeth now have gaps and have straightened out! His upper arch has widened as well, hoping for more progress as we start more exercises. Janna is very patient and knows how to treat kids gently and with respect. She knows what she’s doing and I am confident we won’t have to worry about braces for my son in the future! Thank you!”

Audi Threeonefour


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Gold Coast, Australia

Home visits available by request.

Opening Hours

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
10:30 am – 2:30 pm
7:00 am – 1:00 pm
10:00 am – 4:00 pm