Dysphagia Treatment

What is Dysphagia?

Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder that is growing more common with our aging population. It is estimated that 22% of adults above the age of 50 and 55% of those within institutional settings suffer from dysphagia.1

  • Dysphagia is commonly caused by weak lingual musculature—often as the result of stroke, neurodegenerative disorders, or head and neck cancer.2, 3
  • Dysphagia leads to aspiration pneumonia and the need for invasive treatments such as feeding tubes and dietary modifications.4-6

Clinical Evidence

Clinical evidence supports oropharyngeal strengthening as an effective standard of care to improve swallowing in patients with dysphagia. SwallowSTRONG makes strengthening simple, engaging, and quantifiable.

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Strengthening Protocol

I-PRO therapy with SwallowSTRONG

Isometric progressive resistance oropharyngeal (I-PRO) therapy is practiced for improved swallowing function. It involves an active application of pressure by the tongue against stable resistance in the mouth.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Contact our clinical experts at Swallow Solutions for more information on treating individuals with dysphagia.

Contact us at 608-238-6678 or info@swallowsolutions.com