scles of the Swallow
To treat the dysphagia, you must understand how the SYSTEM works.
We treat the swallowing system, not the specific signs and symptoms.
We treat the muscle dysfunction, not the aspiration or penetration.
´Swallowing is a biomechanical process characterized quantitatively bydisplacement of oropharyngealstructures and associated timing and duration of movement during a swallow.µ (24) (Biomechanical events include tongue basecontact with the posterior pharyngeal wall, hyoid bone movement, and UESopening)
Information for Slides 3-71 taken from
by Karlene Stefanakosand
manual by Yorick Wijting