SwallowSTRONG Device


SwallowSTRONG makes it easy to develop objective therapeutic goals with quantifiable outcomes

SwallowSTRONG software provides easy-to-understand knowledge of performance and results for both the patient and the clinician. Feedback includes specific information about accuracy of the movement as well as overall performance. Positive feedback facilitates and increases motivation.11

SwallowSTRONG provides quantification of therapy progress and results. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other payers require such objective documentation for reimbursement. Claims without sufficient objective data may be denied.12

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.


SwallowSTRONG Management System

  • Sensors in the mouthpiece measure pressure at four distinct locations of the tongue. This allows the clinician to tailor therapy to the patient’s specific needs, including placing focus on weak back of tongue and/or unilateral lingual paresis.
  • Custom-molded mouthpiece ensures sensor placement is the same in each therapy session, making for repeatable, reliable results.
  • Easy-to-use electronic interface indicates performance levels and automatically calculates therapy targets.

Compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA):

No protected health information (PHI) is collected or stored on the SwallowSTRONG device or SSMS.

A code is assigned by the software and linked to the mouthpiece serial number.