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Swallowing Stimulation Therapy

Improving Swallowing With The VitalStim Therapy System

It’s a basic function most of us never really think about – the ability to swallow. For patients with dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), this basic function is challenging and oftentimes painful.

The VitalStim Therapy System delivers a non-invasive treatment that uses electrical impulses to stimulate the muscles to promote swallowing in order to move food from your mouth to your stomach. When paired with traditional swallowing exercises, VitalStim can help retrain those muscles and improve safety of swallowing for long-term results for an enjoyable food experience. VitalStim therapy is provided by a licensed certified Speech Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist.