The Therapy Insights Blog — thickened liquids
Helping people visualize how the swallow works is the first step in meaningful dysphagia therapy. The swallow mechanism itself is incredibly complex, using over 30 nerves and muscles (or more, depending on who you ask). It’s an interwoven dance with several key elements that can break down along the way. Before starting dysphagia therapy, ask your patients: “What has anyone told you about your swallowing disorder? What can you tell me about it?” This will give you a starting point and will begin the long dialogue that will help tease out what the person needs and wants from therapy. From...
I first just want to say that I don't know the people who make or own Froozer or have any relation to them. The brand was mentioned on a social media forum and piqued my curiosity, so I headed to the grocery store for a trial to see if these might be an option for the people I work with who have dysphagia and are on thickened liquids. The #1 complaint I get about thickened liquids is that these patients have a hard time quenching their thirst because thickened liquids are like drinking snot. They're never cold enough or refreshing...