Many OMFT problems are related to an abnormal swallow and/or a low tongue position. It is important to find out how a client is swallowing and to make this clear to the client himself. The Payne technique offers a solution.
- With a spatula, fluorescent Payne pasta is applied to various points on the tongue.
- The tongue is brought in, after which it is checked with a mirror whether imprints of the tongue position at rest are visible on the palate.
- Then the client swallows. The traces of the Payne pasta on the palate and tongue indicate how the tongue moved during the moment of swallowing and whether there is an abnormal swallow. By using the Payne lamp, the impressions of the fluorescent Payne pasta can be clearly made visible, by shining through a mirror on the palate. The swallowing traces can be seen.