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{Recording} Meet the Maker: Ampcare, LLC


Rick McAdoo, M.S., CCC-SLP, Vice President – Ampcare, LLC

Originally Broadcast on August 16, 2023

Join us for our Meet the Makers Series for a chance to hear directly from dysphagia industry leaders on products that can help manage and treat swallowing disorders.

These one-hour webinars will include a 30 minute product presentation, followed by up to 30 minutes of interactive Q&A where you will have a chance to ask all of your questions.

These presentations are geared towards people living with dysphagia and their loved ones. Healthcare professionals that treat people with dysphagia are also welcome to attend.

As with all of our online learning events, registration is free!

Presentation Description: Ampcare develops therapeutic neuromuscular electrical stimulation technologies and is proud to offer the FDA-cleared Ampcare Effective Swallowing Protocol (ESP™). Ampcare’s ESP provides clinicians a new option for the treatment of dysphagia (swallowing difficulties). ESP is a non-invasive treatment for dysphagia that combines the most effective electrical stimulation parameters with resistive exercises. The result is improved quality of muscle and swallowing function.

Please note: The NFOSD is a nonprofit patient advocacy organization. We do not endorse specific products, treatments, or brands. The NFOSD does not provide person-specific medical advice or treatment recommendations. This presentation is for informational purposes only, and does not intend to substitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never modify your treatment plan without consulting with your healthcare team. If you need assistance identifying a swallowing disorder specialist, please contact us at

Meet the Presenter:

Rick McAdoo, M.S., CCC-SLP, Vice President – Ampcare, LLC

I received my Bachelor of Science in 1989 and Master of Science in 1990, both in Speech-Language Pathology from Texas Christian University. I have worked primarily with the adult neurogenic population with a passion for dysphagia. My initial research projects started in 1994 and focused on advancing methods for dysphagia treatment, specifically using transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES). I am the Vice-President & Co-Founder of Ampcare, LLC, a company founded in 2007 along with Russ Campbell, PT and Ronda Polansky, M.S., CCC-SLP, providing innovative technology and methods for treating swallowing disorders. After receiving FDA clearance for Ampcare’s “Effective Swallowing Protocol ” in 2013, Ampcare provides certification training for speech-language pathologists to use this modality.