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The OSP therapy has been successfully applied in numerous indications such as TMJ problems, snoring and sleep apnea, paralysis, lack mouth or tongue circuit malfunction. The OSP used are characterized by a high user acceptance. The desired orofacial reactions typically occur convincingly.

Oral Stimulation Plate Therapy
acc. Dr. Berndsen/Berndsen

therapie-osp-04-wAccording to the gum plate concept of Dr. Castillo Morales, Dr. Klaus and Sabine Berndsen at ISST researched and developed the OSP Therapy since 1989. As a result, more than 3000 OSP therapies with differing stimuli and materials for patients have been created and the stimulation-reaction influences measured.

Ultimately, OSP developed from 16 distinctively individual stimulus bodies which are integrated in a soft plate system. OSP provokes intraoral stimulations such as tongue, lip, soft palate activation and influence on complex functions: Swallowing, breathing, chewing, neurological behaviors, ventilation of the middle ear and improvement proprioceptive activities. OSP supports initiation, correction, and automation of basic tensions, basic positions and functional models.

A range of typical OSP

A range of typical OSP

Stimulus body variations, variations in material hardness and strength are decisive for the successful course of therapy. Scientific investigations support the successfulness of the OSP concepts and prove greater advantages as oppose to other soft palate therapies.

The necessary quality standards of the novel neurophysiological OSP therapies are selected in cooperation of universities, dentists, orthodontists, oral surgeons, speech therapists, dental technicians and clinics. OSP manufacturers, special laboratories are trained and require a certification for the OSP production by the specialists of the Dr. Berndsen GmbH company.

Indications for OSP

  • Difficulties eating and drinking
  • Change from special nutrition to physiological nutrition
  • Changing from mouth to nose breathing
  • Special handicaps, syndromes (i.e Down’s Syndrome)
  • Cleft palate
  • Failure to close mouth
  • Hypersalivation
  • Facial paralysis (i.e. after stroke)
  • Neurological problems
  • Tongue enlargement (Macroglossia)
  • Incorrect tongue function
  • Post tongue operations and by tongue paralysis
  • Initiation of correct swallowing behaviors
  • Preventive jaw orthopedics
  • Mandibular joint problems
  • Facial, shoulder and neck pain
  • Snoring and sleep apnea

Research Results

Comparative clinical scientific studies of the OSP therapy of Berndsen/Berndsen draw the following conclusion:

“After application of OSP therapy (Berndsen/Berndsen) show that within a six-month observation period a noticeable increase in application acceptance and the desired oral-facial reactions were adapted to convincingly. With this result, it can be assumed that the application of OSP therapy in an individual case is not only more comfortable, physically, than other stimulus plate applications, increasing compliance of its use. The activation of desired form and function was also adapted to. The variations of the OSP systems which are offered from Berndsen/Berndsen take into account the necessary individual stimulation intensity and direction.”

University of Hamburg, Department of Orthodontics.

OSP Characteristics

Individual OSP are made from soft materials, which are developed and approved for medical technology. The product does not exert pressure or create unwanted irritations in the mouth. The use of the OSP in the mouth does not uncomfortably fill the mouth because of the thinness of the material and therefore hinders insignificantly the familiar spatial settings within the mouth.

OSP Application

OSP are placed in the soft palate three times daily (not during feeding) for approximately 30 to 60 minutes. In some cases, the device is worn at night. The OSP adheres to the gum tissue. The adhesion of the OSP may be helped with the use of menthol-free fixative creams.

Application Example – Child with Down’s Syndrome

Before OSP Application - Child with Down's Syndrome

1. Before OSP Application

Insertion of OSP - Child with Down's Syndrome

2. Insertion of OSP

Spontaneous reaction on OSP - Child with Down's Syndrome

3. Spontaneous reaction on OSP



Korbmacher H., Berndsen, K., Berndsen S., Kahl-Nieke, B.: Vorstellung eines modifizierten Stimulationsplattensystems bei Kindern mit Down Syndrom. In: Forum Logopädie, Zeitschrift des Deutschen Bundesverbandes für Logopädie, Heft 3, Mai 2003, S. 14-16


Special Therapies

Special Therapies at ISST

A multitude of special therapies is practiced at the ISST:

  • Neuro Cell Stimulation Therapy
  • FaceFormer Therapy
  • Castillo Moralez Therapy
  • Myofunktional Therapy
  • Oral Stimulation Plates
  • Galileo Therapy
  • PhilPaso Therapy
  • Tramp Trainer Therapy
  • Skriptpoint Therapy
  • Cardiovascular Strength Training
  • Spinal Dynamic Surfing
  • ViVoCom Communicator System
  • Combinative Shockwave Therapy
  • EatGood, KVT
  • Akupaedia with Sounds

FaceFormer Therapy

Face Former therapy is a cause-oriented and holistic therapy method that has been developped at ISST. It is successfully applied worldwide. FaceFormer training has an effective impact on interactivity and tension of mouth, face, head, neck and back region. It strengthens and harmonises important muscle functions and optimizes the nasal breathing. Face Former therapy is applied in numerous disorders with success.

Cardiovascular and Strength Training

Our individual cardiovascular and strength training is based on an individual medically based therapy plan, which our specialists will prepare using extensive diagnostics. The training units are carried out under professional guidance and supervision following this schedule.

Akupaedia with Sound

The ISST developed Akupaedia with Sound therapy (AMK, Berndsen/Berndsen) expands the reduced or blocked acoustic patterns, initiating a development pattern for a person with hearing weaknesses. Furthermore, the acoustic system broadly influences an activation process in the central nervous system.

KVT Therapy

KVT Therapy has influence on the peripheral and central acoustic functions as well as on persistent phantom noise (Tinnitus) through the application of sound spectra, which are matched appropriately to the individual patient hearing capacity (AMK = Akupaedie with Sounds, Berndsen/Berndsen).

Combined Shockwave Therapy

For the treatment of joint, tendon and muscle pain, we combine customized movement and position exercises with a high energy schockwave therapy.


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