55% of residents in long-term care facilities have a swallowing problem that can lead to expensive modified diets and hospitalization. Lingual strengthening is an evidence-based therapy to treat swallowing disorders. The SwallowSTRONG system is a rehabilitation device that provides standardized strengthening protocols.
SwallowSTRONG is designed to make rehab more efficient and effective for both the speech language pathologist and the patient. A custom-molded mouthpiece, a tablet, and easy-to-use software work together to implement the evidence-based isometric progressive resistance oropharyngeal therapy regimen—which improves lingual strength.