Meeting ID: 682 561 2444
Description: Ampcare, LLC is an FDA-registered medical device and services company based in Fort Worth, Texas that has developed the Effective Swallowing Protocol (ESP™). This systematic rehabilitation approach provides speech-language pathologists with additional tools to accelerate and restore a patient’s swallow function.
ESP uses a specialized form of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) administered through two uniquely designed, pie-shaped electrodes. A restorative posture device provides the ideal head and neck position as well as resistive exercises during the treatment. ESP is the only technology to demonstrate (using fluoroscopy and FEES) that it can move the hyo-laryngeal complex similar to the Mendelsohn Maneuver. At the same time, it provides a resistance to the laryngeal vestibule, creating the most effective effortful swallowing exercise for your patients. This kinematic effect has peer-reviewed evidence to support improved laryngeal vestibule closure reaction times through adaptive learning (Watts, et al 2018).
Ampcare’s ESP incorporates the philosophy that a repetitive, task-specific, resistive exercise combined with NMES can improve the plasticity of the brain, using remaining neural pathways more efficiently as opposed to creating new ones in the same period of time. For more information, please visit our website at https://www.swallowtherapy.com/