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Webinar Recording: Myofascial Release and Manual Therapy in Dysphagia Treatment



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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.

Click Here to Register Now

 

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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NFOSD Webinar: Myofascial Release & Manual Therapy in Dysphagia Treatment

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

Click to Register

 

 

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.

Click Here to Register Now

 

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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Recording: NFOSD Virtual Conference 2017

Course Summary (0.6 CEUs):  This comprehensive one-day live streaming dysphagia course was presented by 12 clinical and research swallowing disorder experts on February 28, 2017. The course begins with a review of the basics of the normal swallowing mechanics, taking neurology and age into consideration. It then moves into evaluation techniques, coping mechanisms, and diet modifications. From there, we move into rehabilitation and address exercises, device-driven options, and biofeedback techniques. It wraps up with surgical options, methods for staying healthy, and a panel discussion on living with dysphagia.

*This course is no longer available for ASHA CEU credit.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will identify the anatomy and physiology involved in normal swallowing for children and adults.
  • Participants will identify the symptoms, primary etiologies, and pathophysiology of disordered swallowing in children and adults.
  • Participants will demonstrate knowledge and skills needed to implement research-supported strategies for instrumental and non-instrumental evaluation of swallowing.
  • Participants will demonstrate the ability to devise research-supported treatment plans for specific swallowing impairments, taking into account motivation level, quality of life, cultural, ethical, and moral issues.

We recognize and apologize for the substandard quality of the audio and video at times during the recording. We are missing the recording for Denise Barringer’s presentation, “Evaluation 101: Basic Toolbox” and the initial portion of Molly Knigge’s presentation, “Evaluation: Beyond the Basics.”

Conference Program

 

 

Part 1

 

 

Part 2

 

 

Part 3

 

 

Part 4