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The Masako Dysphagia Exercise

Published by <p>Handout featuring instructions and evidence base for the Masako exercise to improve pharyngeal wall strength for patients with dysphagia. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

The Importance of a Close Shave for NMES for Dysphagia

Published by <p>This handout is intended for patients and caregivers to address the importance of a close shave before each session of NMES. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

The Hypoglossal Nerve

Published by <p>This handout handout describes the hypoglossal nerve anatomy and function and describes how damage to the hypoglossal nerve may affect the tongue. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

The Effortful Swallow

Published by <p>This handout provides the evidence base for the effortful swallow as well as information for when this strategy may be useful and how to successfully complete it. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Signs, Symptoms, and Management of Trismus

Published by <p>This handout is for patients who are experiencing complications after treatment for head and neck cancer. The handout describes the condition of trismus, its causes and effects on the patient, as well as massages, exercises, and stretches to use in therapy. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Sialorrhea (Drooling)

Published by <p>This handout describes the particular challenges of sialorrhea, or excessive salivation, brought on by various conditions in the adult population. The first page describes the condition and its causes. The second page offers an explanation of treatment options. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Shaker Swallow Exercise

Published by <p>This handout includes information about how to complete the shaker exercise as well as visual anatomy to describe how the exercise is attempting to strengthen suprahyoid swallow muscles. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Radiation Fibrosis Syndrome

Published by <p>This handout is for patients who are experiencing radiation fibrosis syndrome after undergoing radiation treatment. The handout describes the physiological changes that result in this condition and provides specific information about how radiation fibrosis syndrome can affect the swallow muscles following radiation treatment for head/neck cancer. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Quick Dysphagia Statistics

Published by <p>This one-page handout features a list of statistics drawn from the evidence base about swallowing and swallowing disorders. Includes references. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Proactive Swallowing Therapy While NPO

Published by <p>This handout is describes recent research outlining benefits of proactive swallowing therapy to prevent dysphagia and describes the basic anatomy/physiology of the swallow as well as the risk of aspiration and aspiration pneumonia. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>