VitalStim and Swallowing Therapy is for patients who suffer from dysphagia or for those who find difficulty swallowing. This is a non-invasive, external electrical stimulation therapy that uses specifically designed electrodes applied to the muscles of the throat to help swallow properly.
Our state-of-the-art equipment uses Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) by placing surface electrodes over the target swallowing muscles. This helps muscle strengthening, which will rehabilitate the swallowing process. It also provides sensory stimulation, helping improve muscle recruitment and swallowing function. VitalStim along with swallowing exercises will restore function and help the brain remap the swallow.
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