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Dysphagia Treatment

Dysphagia Treatment

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Published by Tiffani Wallace
Dysphagia Information
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Published by: Tiffani Wallace on Aug 28, 2011
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DysphagiaTreatment
How do I treat dysphagia?
 
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To treat the dysphagia, you must understand how the SYSTEM works.
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We treat the swallowing system, not the specific signs and symptoms.
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We treat the muscle dysfunction, not the aspiration or penetration.
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´Swallowing is a biomechanical process characterized quantitatively bydisplacement of oropharyngealstructures and associated timing and duration of movement during a swallow(24) (Biomechanical events include tongue basecontact with the posterior pharyngeal wall, hyoid bone movement, and UESopening)
Information for Slides 3-71 taken from
DPNS Manual
by Karlene Stefanakosand
VitalStim
manual by Yorick Wijting 
 
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 Your tongue is comprised of both intrinsicand extrinsic muscles.

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