Adult Swallowing Therapy is a specialized program designed to address swallowing difficulties in adults. It can benefit individuals who experience challenges with swallowing due to various factors, including stroke, neurological conditions, post-surgical issues, or other medical conditions that affect swallowing.
Common signs and symptoms of swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) in adults may include coughing or choking during meals, frequent throat clearing, difficulty swallowing solids or liquids, unintended weight loss, or a sensation of food getting stuck in the throat.
Our assessment process typically involves a comprehensive evaluation of your swallowing function. This may include clinical assessments, review of imaging studies (such as videofluoroscopy or endoscopy), and discussions about your medical history and dietary habits.
We can address various swallowing difficulties, including difficulty with managing food textures, aspiration (food or liquid entering the airway), reduced tongue or throat muscle strength, and issues related to post-surgery or medical treatments affecting swallowing.
The duration of swallowing therapy varies based on individual needs and goals. Some adults may require short-term therapy to address specific challenges, while others may benefit from ongoing support and skill development.
Yes, we have experience working with individuals with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions that can affect swallowing. Our therapy is tailored to address the specific needs of each individual.
Yes, in some cases, swallowing therapy may have positive effects on speech and voice quality. Our therapists are trained to address multiple aspects of communication and swallowing function.
Coverage for swallowing therapy varies by insurance plans and funding sources. Our team can assist you in navigating insurance claims and identifying potential funding options to make therapy more accessible.
To schedule an appointment or inquire about our Swallowing Therapy services, please contact our clinic by phone or email. Our team is here to assist you and provide the information you need.
Swallowing therapy sessions are conducted by our experienced therapists in a supportive and professional setting. You will engage in exercises and techniques designed to improve your swallowing function, and our therapists will provide guidance and support throughout the session.
If you have additional questions or need further clarification, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are committed to providing you with the information and support you need to make informed decisions about Swallowing Therapy.