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NFOSD Webinar: Myofascial Release & Manual Therapy in Dysphagia Treatment

Myofascial Release and Manual Therapy in Dysphagia Treatment for Patients Following Head/Neck Cancer

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Date and Time:  Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

 

No ASHA CEUs will be offered for this webinar.

 

Webinar Description: Myofascial release (MFR) and manual therapy is an emerging treatment for patients who have dysphagia due to radiation-induced fibrosis following head/neck cancer.  While there is limited published research to date on the use of this modality in swallowing therapy, reports of patient response and clinician experience with this treatment tool have been positive.

This presentation will discuss the following:

  • The challenges of treating dysphagia with head and neck cancer patients
  • The rationale and goals for using this modality in dysphagia treatment
  • Various techniques used in therapy sessions and home programs
  • Case studies of patients successfully treated with this modality as a part of their swallowing therapy

 

Learner Outcomes: 

Explain the rationale for using myofascial release/manual for patients following XRT for head and neck cancer

Discuss the goals for myofascial release/manual therapy in dysphagia treatment

Describe techniques of myofascial release/manual therapy used in dysphagia treatment

 

Meet the Presenter: 

Jen Carter, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, BCS-S is a speech pathologist with 25 years of experience treating adults with dysphagia.   She is a board-certified specialist in swallowing and currently has a private practice in Denver, Colorado, the Carter Swallowing Center, specializing in the treatment of dysphagia.  Jen has successfully treated numerous patients with dysphagia following head and neck cancer using myofascial release/manual therapy as part of her swallowing treatment.

In addition to treating patients at her swallowing clinic, Jen frequently lectures on dysphagia treatment at the local, state, and national level.   She has a blog about dysphagia treatment on her website www.carterswallowingcenter.com , and she has written about various dysphagia topics for the SIG 13 Perspectives, The ASHA Leader, and the blog, Dysphagia Café.   She is an instructor for the VitalStim Therapy course and has recorded webinars about esophageal dysphagia, neurophysiology of swallowing, and exercise physiology principles in swallowing treatment for CIAO Seminars.

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Medical disclaimer. This Webinar is for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for consultation with an appropriate health care professional, as each individual’s medical situation is unique. It is important that you consult with your medical professional (e.g., physician, SLP) before implementing any course of treatment. Experiences that are new to you should be done with the help of a caregiver and when access to emergency medical care is available.

 



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Dysphagia in the News: When Your Tongue Needs a Tuneup

Public Radio’s Science Friday radio program featured a 12-minute segment on 9/8/17 titled, “When Your Tongue Needs a Tuneup.” Assistance professor of human performance studies at Wichita State University, Heidi Bell, discusses how lingual strength decreases as adults age and how this can impact one’s safety when swallowing. She also discusses some preventative measures that may help maintain muscle tone as people age.

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July 2017 Newsletter

July 2017


The NFOSD is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the role of half-time Executive Director. The Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the NFOSD staff, programs, fundraising, daily operation, marketing and public relations, IT and business plans.

Click Here for position description and to apply.
New Webinar: July 18

Head and Neck Lymphedema — A Common Complication in Patients Treated for Head and Neck Cancer

Head and neck lymphedema occurs in up to 75% of treated head and neck cancer patients but remains under-recognized and inadequately managed. Successful management with either a self-administered or outpatient based complete decongestive therapy (CDT) program has shown over 60% improvement in treated patients.  This seminar will provide current updates in evaluation and treatment of this debilitating disease.

Register Today: http://bit.ly/2tmbWmI

National Dysphagia Awareness
Month Success!

We reached three-quarters of a million people and raised over $10,000 with our Awareness Campaign, thanks to our generous sponsors, including Passy-Muir, Endo-Education, SwallowSolutions, IOPI, and more!

Dysphagia Photo Facts

#ThickenedLiquidChallenge2017

As part of National Dysphagia Awareness Month, SimplyThick, LLC. generously offered to sponsor the 2017 #ThickenedLiquidChallenge to raise awareness of the devastating effects of swallowing disorders. For each  video posted online, SimplyThick, LLC. pledged $50 to the NFOSD. For more information, click here.

Cook Medical interviews NFOSD President, Ed Steger, on his journey with head and neck cancer and his goal to raise awareness for a devastating disorder that affects 1 in 25 adults annually.Click Here to read the interview.

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Our commitment is to provide patient hope and improve the quality of life for those suffering from all types of swallowing disorders. By enhancing direct patient support, education, research, and raising public, professional, and governmental awareness, our mission is to advance the prevention and treatment of swallowing disorders in our lifetime.”

 

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New Webinar: Head and Neck Lymphedema — A Common Complication in Patients Treated for Head and Neck Cancer

Head and Neck Lymphedema — A Common Complication in Patients Treated for Head and Neck Cancer

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Date and Time: Tuesday, July 18th , 2017 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT

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