New Treatment Isn’t Hard to Swallow - VitalStim Therapy
VitalStim therapy is a safe and effective treatment for patients suffering with difficulty swallowing or dysphagia. It is a non-invasive, external electrical stimulation therapy cleared by the FDA in 2002 for the dysphagia treatment with application on the anterior neck. The lasting effect of VitalStim was demonstrated in a three-year follow-up study that showed improved swallowing function was maintained. Another published study demonstrated the lasting positive impact of VitalStim in a group of patients for whom previous attempts at dysphagia therapy had failed. A patient may be a candidate for a dysphagia treatment if they demonstrate any of the following: coughing during meals, choking on pills or liquids, complaint of a lump-like sensation in throat, having a loss of appetite, history of recurring pneumonia, reflux, unintentional weight loss, or a gurgly voice quality. Vegas Voice Institute has Certified VitalStim speech pathologists on staff.
Grabbing a meal out on the town with some family or friends, seems fun right? But for Landon Lowman, enjoying a meal outside his home was frightening and almost impossible at times until his doctor referred him to Vegas Voice Institute. Landon struggled with swallowing, especially solid foods – making an everyday task of nourishment difficult. Through the use of VitalStim therapy and working with Vegas Voice Institute’s professional speech therapists, Landon has regained his ability to swallow and confidence in himself.
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A video of Renee practicing VitalStim Therapy. Showing and speaking of what she feels when she swallows. Let us treat your swallowing disorder.
Pt 1 - VitalStim With HeadNeck Cancer Patient
Mike came into us with a G-tube and unable to swallow his own saliva 6 weeks ago and watch him swallow today with the help of our certified VitalStim speech therapist Linda Ganz we look forward towards progress in future videos.
Pt 2 - VitalStim With HeadNeck Cancer Patient
Mike a returning client who is a headneck cancer patient is going through our vitalstim therapy session, our certified VitalStim speech therapists Linda Ganz and her team are dedicated to helping Mike get better and better everyday.