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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.

 



One comment on “NFOSD Webinar: Myofascial Release & Manual Therapy in Dysphagia Treatment

  1. Lisa Jordan Reply

    So happy you are doing this webinar! I have found consistent positive results using myofascial release with my H&N CA patients this past 18 months following my training.

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