JUNE is National Dysphagia Awareness Month. It's not too late to help spread awareness!
We are looking for partners and volunteers. Please, read:
The personal exerciser (FacExer) adds a resistance component to the existing oral-motor exercises for various disorders (neurodegenerative disease, tumors of the head and neck, infection, or trauma, stroke), making exercises more effective. Resistance provided by FacExer helps increase lingual muscle strength and mass , which improves the timing of the swallowing components, according to study (Senescent Swallowing: Impact, Strategies and Interventions. Ney et al., 2009). In addition, FacExer stimulates muscles of mastication and the oral-motor system during the patient’s NPO status in order to maintain neuromotor function of chewing.
IMPORTANT: Our website - facexer.com is developed for the general healthy population in order to inform them about alterations in the status of the head and neck muscles during healthy aging and highlights the need to stimulate and strengthen functional reserve, which includes the ability to swallow.
However, the ultimate goal is to bring the resistance training to the clinic, where we believe it will be the most useful. We understand that there is need for properly controlled studies to quantitatively measure its effectiveness.
If there is any interest in this subject we will be glad to send sample personal exercisers and provide additional information.
Thank you. Please contact us via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't forget the Advancing Dysphagia Conference, June 23 and 24th in the UK
Dysphagia in the elderly: Management and Nutritional Consideration