Swallow Therapy

Swallow Therapy

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) is a treatment for pharyngeal dysphagia resulting from stroke, radiation/chemotherapy, Parkinson's disease, head injury, head and neck surgery and cervical osteophytes. NMES can help patients—even with long-term problems—strengthen muscles used for swallowing, potentially leading to safer and more efficient eating. After receiving physician orders, our staff can use NMES to treat both inpatients and outpatients. The treatment may not be recommended for patients with active cancer, pacemakers, decreased responsiveness, seizure disorders and deep brain stimulators.

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Inpatient Rehabilitation Services: (619) 229-7380
Outpatient Rehabilitation Services: (619) 229-7216
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