Dysphagia in Neurodegenerative Conditions

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Our technology supports multiple exercise principles based on the patient’s needs. 🏋️‍♀️The RPD has been tested/validated under a robot to withstand up to 5.5 lbs of pressure for 5 seconds aka CtC exercise (Watts 2016), 10,800 times to make sure it provided the same amount of resistance over the number of repetitions. Swipe to see the testing process. So, can you use a cervical collar? Sure. Will you get the same results as the RPD? Absolutely not. Learn more at swallowtherapy.com Posture Device, Dysphagia Therapy, Evidence Based Practice, Technology Support, Slps, Cervical, Postures, Restoration, 5 Seconds
The Restorative Posture Device vs. a standard Cervical Collar
Our technology supports multiple exercise principles based on the patient’s needs. 🏋️‍♀️The RPD has been tested/validated under a robot to withstand up to 5.5 lbs of pressure for 5 seconds aka CtC exercise (Watts 2016), 10,800 times to make sure it provided the same amount of resistance over the number of repetitions. Swipe to see the testing process. So, can you use a cervical collar? Sure. Will you get the same results as the RPD? Absolutely not. Learn more at swallowtherapy.com
Ampcare Certified users that we have talked with always have one of two things to say: 1️⃣ I wish I had started using Ampcare sooner!OR 2️⃣ I'm so glad I learned about Ampcare early in my career. If you're not using Ampcare yet, not to worry. We know you're doing the best you can with what you've got. But now that you know there's better available, let's do better together! Swallowing Disorder, I Wish I Had, Better Together, Rehab, Disorders, Career
Are you wondering what Ampcare Certified users have to say?
Ampcare Certified users that we have talked with always have one of two things to say: 1️⃣ I wish I had started using Ampcare sooner!OR 2️⃣ I'm so glad I learned about Ampcare early in my career. If you're not using Ampcare yet, not to worry. We know you're doing the best you can with what you've got. But now that you know there's better available, let's do better together!
Well, there are a lot of ways… Here are some terms that will help you understand the difference (we cover these in great depth during our course): ⚡️Parameters: settings ⚡️Intensity: speed of the current (lazy river vs. raging rapids) ⚡️Phase duration: how long each pulse lasts (the higher, the deeper, the more painful.) ⚡️Duty cycle: seconds on, seconds off ⚡️Metabolic fatigue: the reduction in contractile force of the muscle due to reduced fuel or buildup of waste products Metabolism, Thumbs Up, Intense, Muscle, Medical, Understanding
How is Ampcare different from other options of neuromuscular electrical stimulation?
Well, there are a lot of ways… Here are some terms that will help you understand the difference (we cover these in great depth during our course): ⚡️Parameters: settings ⚡️Intensity: speed of the current (lazy river vs. raging rapids) ⚡️Phase duration: how long each pulse lasts (the higher, the deeper, the more painful.) ⚡️Duty cycle: seconds on, seconds off ⚡️Metabolic fatigue: the reduction in contractile force of the muscle due to reduced fuel or buildup of waste products
Ampcare's Effective Swallowing Protocol provides (NMES) to the muscles used for swallowing. When applied to the submental muscles (the ones that help elevate the larynx during swallowing), the ESP technology can raise the hyo-laryngeal complex in the proper direction. The patient performs an effortful swallow while the stimulation is on, creating a more effective exercise as the patient has to close a stretched laryngeal vestibule, or airway, against an intrinsic resistance. It Works, Intrinsic, Vestibule, Train, How To Apply
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Ampcare's Effective Swallowing Protocol provides (NMES) to the muscles used for swallowing. When applied to the submental muscles (the ones that help elevate the larynx during swallowing), the ESP technology can raise the hyo-laryngeal complex in the proper direction. The patient performs an effortful swallow while the stimulation is on, creating a more effective exercise as the patient has to close a stretched laryngeal vestibule, or airway, against an intrinsic resistance.
Do better than compensatory strategies for your dysphagia patients.
While compensatory strategies are great for the patients who can competently use them and who need them as a stepping stone to get back to some form of intake, they were never intended to be a permanent solution. That includes thickened liquids.
Tired of trying the same old exercises and getting the same old results on the instrumental report that shows slow or minimal progress? Ampcare's Effective Swallowing Protocol does more in 30 minutes for patients with dysphagia than traditional therapy can! Tired Of Trying, Real Results, Long Weekend, Esp, Progress, Effective, Instrumental
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Tired of trying the same old exercises and getting the same old results on the instrumental report that shows slow or minimal progress? Ampcare's Effective Swallowing Protocol does more in 30 minutes for patients with dysphagia than traditional therapy can!
Research has shown that patients who receive traditional dysphagia therapy demonstrate slower improvements than those receiving therapy utilizing the Ampcare Effective Swallow Protocol. Visit our site to get the research for yourself! #medslp #dysphagia #dysphagiatherapy Stretch Reflex, We Dont Talk, Sinusitis, Slp, Speech Therapy, Pediatrics
We don't talk about Bruno! But we should talk about updating dysphagia therapy practices...
Research has shown that patients who receive traditional dysphagia therapy demonstrate slower improvements than those receiving therapy utilizing the Ampcare Effective Swallow Protocol. Visit our site to get the research for yourself! #medslp #dysphagia #dysphagiatherapy
Ampcare ESP | Effective Swallowing Protocol
Ever sent a patient out for an MBSS or called in a mobile FEES team and you were certain they had to have made improvements only to find the report less than thrilling? You're not alone! Research shows that traditional dysphagia therapy is a long process that yields some improvements... sometimes. It also shows that patients who utilize Ampcare's Effective Swallowing Protocol along with effortful swallowing exercises demonstrate GREATER gains in LESS time (Martindale et al 2019)!
True NMES
If you think you're getting motor stimulation and you're not seeing movement...you're NOT utilizing true NMES. You're utilizing sensory stimulation, which as we said is all good and fine, but it's not NMES. Which do you think is more effective for patients with dysphagia who have impaired movement of their hyolaryngeal structures? We're here to encourage you to keep learning & help you provide the best care and outcomes for your patients.
We're sending a HUGE shoutout to Maggie at Transcend Speech and Swallowing! This is an incredibly powerful win for her client! Maggie's empowerment and encouragement ➕ the patient's dedication and hard work ➕ Ampcare's Effective Swallowing Protocol = life-changing improvements, dysphagia domination, and a little bit of normal for this patient. We're so proud of the work Maggie is doing and honored to support her through our technology! Learn more at swallowtherapy.com Hard Words, Cough, Going To The Gym, Life Changing, Severe, Shout Out, Maggie
"You saved his life...."
We're sending a HUGE shoutout to Maggie at Transcend Speech and Swallowing! This is an incredibly powerful win for her client! Maggie's empowerment and encouragement ➕ the patient's dedication and hard work ➕ Ampcare's Effective Swallowing Protocol = life-changing improvements, dysphagia domination, and a little bit of normal for this patient. We're so proud of the work Maggie is doing and honored to support her through our technology! Learn more at swallowtherapy.com
Neuroplasticity is the ability of neurons to change their function after a change, such as a TBI or CVA. Cells that used to be responsible for one task may be recruited to help with a different task now. The principles of neuroplasticity guide therapists in best practice for our patients. Read more from Kleim & Jones, 2008. ⁣#ampcare #privatepracticeslp #medslp #slpgradstudent #dysphagia #dysphagiaawareness #dysphagiatherapy Grad Student, Neuroplasticity, Early Intervention, Neurons
What is neuroplasticity and why should SLPs working with dysphagia use it?
Neuroplasticity is the ability of neurons to change their function after a change, such as a TBI or CVA. Cells that used to be responsible for one task may be recruited to help with a different task now. The principles of neuroplasticity guide therapists in best practice for our patients. Read more from Kleim & Jones, 2008. ⁣#ampcare #privatepracticeslp #medslp #slpgradstudent #dysphagia #dysphagiaawareness #dysphagiatherapy
Ampcare wins, every time! #dysphagia #dyphagiatreatement #medslp #speechtherapy Speech Pathology, Speech Language Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, Articulation Therapy
Ampcare ESP™ is the most effective AND cost effective NMES option!
Ampcare wins, every time! #dysphagia #dyphagiatreatement #medslp #speechtherapy
Science wins, every time! We love seeing results like these and patients getting back to eating and drinking what they love. Drinking, Science, Beverage, Drink, Strollers
Ampcare Effective Swallow Protocol out-performs traditional dysphagia therapy EVERYTIME!
Science wins, every time! We love seeing results like these and patients getting back to eating and drinking what they love.
Our answer is...yes! Head to Ampcare to learn the full answer! 🚨 Note: in most cases, if there is a speech disturbance with or without a dysphagia mechanical cause, you should be comfortable with using Ampcare's ESP. 🚨 You do not have to have a dysphagia diagnosis for using this product. Diagnosis, Speech, I Can, Cases
Can I use Ampcare's ESP on patients with dysarthria?
Our answer is...yes! Head to Ampcare to learn the full answer! 🚨 Note: in most cases, if there is a speech disturbance with or without a dysphagia mechanical cause, you should be comfortable with using Ampcare's ESP. 🚨 You do not have to have a dysphagia diagnosis for using this product.
Dysphagia Therapy that ACTUALLY Works!
Join the Ampcare Family TODAY to start getting REAL results for your patients with dysphagia! ⁣#ampcare #privatepracticeslp #medslp #slpgradstudent #speechies #speechie #dysphagia #dysphagiaawareness #dysphagiatherapy #schoolslp #feedingtherapy #privatepractice #speechpathologist #speechtherapy