Synchrony: Cutting-Edge Treatment for Swallowing Disorders
There are many things in life that we take for granted, and swallowing function is one of them. Swallowing foods and liquids can be difficult for people with a swallowing disorder. This can be dangerous! Difficulty swallowing can lead to dehydration, malnutrition, or even pneumonia.
Brain damage that affects the muscles used for swallowing can cause dysphagia, a swallowing disorder. This can be caused by medical conditions like stroke, brain injury, Parkinson’s Disease, and cancer.
Signs of Dysphagia
Some symptoms of dysphagia include:
- difficulty emptying your mouth after swallowing
- food gets stuck in your throat
- coughing or choking
- pain with swallowing
Speech therapists can evaluate and treat swallowing disorders. The speech therapist can make recommendations for modifying the texture, amount or types of food or drink that person with dysphagia consumes. The speech therapist will also develop an exercise plan that targets improved muscle coordination and strength.
Synchrony: Cutting-Edge Treatment for Dysphagia
At Adult Speech Therapy Services, we are excited to offer Synchrony by ACP®. This is a state-of-the-art dysphagia treatment system. Synchrony makes it possible for clients to see their swallow in action using virtual reality sEMG biofeedback. The clinicians at Adult Speech Therapy Services are able to use this system to engage your muscles, provide visual and auditory feedback so you can make changes to your swallow, and improve swallow coordination.
Dysphagia can put your health and safety at risk. Our experienced speech therapists can develop a treatment plan that can help you swallow better and more safely. Call us today at 301-323-8486 or schedule a free consultation , and to learn more about how we can help!