Swallowing might seem like an effortless process, but it involves a complicated series of muscles, valves and nerves. As humans age, many people develop swallowing difficulties, also known as dysphagia.
Older adults and individuals with Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and ALS commonly experience dysphagia. Thankfully, the in-home therapists at Gaitway of Charlotte can help. Our in-home therapists can teach you how to coordinate your swallowing muscles and restimulate the nerves that trigger the swallowing reflex.
Gaitway provides specialty services in the range of disorders that create dysphagia - or the inability to swallow effectively. We can manage diet changes and upgrades to optimize the correct consistency of food that is safe to swallow, as well as actively treat the swallow deficits using "vital stim" therapy which is very effective in improving swallow safety. We are also able to accommodate patients with tracheostomy, head and neck cancer and other airway issues.
Call 1-833-GAITWAY today to speak with a therapist in Charlotte, NC.
If you or someone you love are experiencing swallowing difficulties, Gaitway of Charlotte can help. Our skilled staff can help you learn new swallowing techniques so you can eat and drink more comfortably.