The swallowing program focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of swallowing disorders. Treatment is provided via a comprehensive swallowing evaulation. Treatment is coordinated to maximize the patient's ability to safely and effiently handle as normal of a diet level as possible.
Patients with oral and/or pharyngeal dysphagia (swallowing disorders) resulting from the stroke, brain injury, cancer and neurological diseases such as Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis.
Patients referrals are received from any licensed medical doctor. These include primary car physicians, neurologists, neurosugeons, otolaryngologists, internists, family practice physicians and gastroenterologists.
- Clinical Swallowing Evaluation
- Modified Barium Swallowing Study (in conjunction with a radiologist)
- Oral Motor Therapy
- Tactile Thermal Stimulation
- Diet Modification/Education
- Positioning Techniques
- Swallowing Precautions
For more information, call 713-527-5451