VitalStim

VitalStim® is an innovative treatment option therapy for people with swallowing disorders, or dysphagia. Painless, noninvasive electrical stimulation retrains the muscles responsible for swallowing.

Our VitalStim-certified therapists work one-on-one with you to develop a customized treatment plan. Often, your therapist will combine VitalStim therapy with other swallowing therapies for the best results.

Conditions We Treat

  • Stroke-related swallowing disorders
  • Neuromuscular conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and amyotropic lateral sclerosis, or ALS
  • Head and neck cancers treated with radiation and/or surgery
  • Deconditioning as a result of age or co-morbidity

Learn more about swallow therapy and watch a video of a swallow study performed by our speech-language pathologists.

Contact Us

Our VitalStim therapy services require a doctor's referral. If you need help with a referral or for more information on treating dysphagia with electrical stimulation, call 816-691-1795.