Swallow Therapy

Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, affects millions of Americans. This condition, which is sometimes a side effect of stroke, brain injury, cerebral palsy and other conditions, can be uncomfortable, inconvenient and, in some cases, life threatening. It can also increase a person’s risk of developing respiratory infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia.

Watch a swallow study:

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Services We Provide

Our speech pathology therapists are certified in VitalStim® therapy, a leading-edge treatment for swallowing disorders.

They also conduct modified barium swallow studies. This procedure uses X-ray fluoroscopy to observe foods and liquids as they travel through the mouth and throat and analyzes the swallow mechanism. Video swallow studies can help therapists diagnose a swallowing disorder and better under what causes it.

Our speech-language pathologists also provide personalized cognitive and voice therapy.

Contact Us

Our swallow therapy services require a doctor's referral. If you need help with a referral or for more information on our services, call 816-691-1795.