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VitalStim® Swallowing Therapy

Please select a service below to learn how we can serve your family.

youth therapy

It is especially frustrating for children when they are unable to express their desires and interact with their peers. Our friendly, professional care addresses the unique needs of each child.  You’ll see your child’s confidence, self-esteem, behavior and social interaction

improve as they meet each communication goal tailored to your child's unique needs and rate of progress.

We specialize in therapy to treat feeding issues related to food aversions and/or inabilities to properly eat or swallow. We are certified in VitalStim® therapy to help treat these issues. 

 

 

We also provide your entire family with the support and resources you need to continually nurture your child’s progress, as family education and support is an indispensable element of the therapy process.

 

adult therapy

 

We treat conditions and disorders relating to stroke, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, dementia, voice disorders, stuttering, apraxia, dysarthria, aphasia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Huntington’s Disease, laryngeal cancer, oral cancer, and many others.

 

We help you restore a higher level of function with respectful care for your unique needs and rate of progress. We also help educate and prepare your family for what to expect on the journey to higher quality communication ability, as family support is an indispensable part of the treatment process.

We also specialize in VitalStim® swallowing therapy, which effectively restores ability to swallow and eat the least restrictive diet possible in patients suffering from dysphagia (difficulty swallowing). ​

Common Dysphagia Symptoms:

  • Coughing/clearing of throat after swallow

  • Difficulty swallowing or initiating a swallow

  • Abnormal volitional cough

  • Decreased voice quality (wet, hoarse, weak)

  • Recurring chest infections

  • Swallowing difficulty: multiple swallows or special maneuvers required to clear throat

  • Difficulty completing a meal

  • Feeling of food being stuck in the throat

  • Soft diet or modified diet required (thickening, pureeing food; soft solids)

  • Spilling food or liquid from lips and/or drooling

occupational therapy

Occupational therapists address the needs of rehabilitation, disability, and participation. Azalea Rehab Services' occupational therapists provide treatment for pediatrics and adults with disabilities in our outpatient clinic and home health.

 

When planning treatment, occupational therapists address the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, and environmental needs involved in pediatric and adult populations across a variety of settings.

 

Occupational Therapists can treat the following:

 

  • Sensory integration

  • Gross motor

  • Fine motor hand skills

  • Self-care (feeding, bathing, dressing, etc.)

  • Pre-handwriting/Handwriting

  • Visual perception

  • Early intervention/Developmental type treatment

  • Mobility

VitalStim® swallowing therapy

We offer specialized VitalStim® therapy for clients suffering from dysphagia, a condition that causes discomfort or difficulty swallowing in over 15 million Americans. VitalStim® Therapy is the first proven treatment for dysphagia, and the only dysphagia therapy backed by compelling clinical data and cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

VitalStim® Therapy uses small electrical currents to stimulate the muscles responsible for swallowing. Our goal is to restore our dysphagia patients’ ability to safely eat the least restrictive diet possible.

Common Dysphagia Symptoms:

  • Coughing/clearing of throat after swallow

  • Difficulty swallowing or initiating a swallow

  • Abnormal volitional cough

  • Decreased voice quality (wet, hoarse, weak)

  • Recurring chest infections

  • Swallowing difficulty: multiple swallows or special maneuvers required to clear throat

  • Difficulty completing a meal

  • Feeling of food being stuck in the throat

  • Soft diet or modified diet required (thickening, pureeing food; soft solids)

  • Spilling food or liquid from lips and/or drooling

 

Learn more at www.vitalstim.com.