- Therapeutic Modalities
- Neuro-Muscular Electrical Stimulation / Vital Stim for Swallowing
- Wii Gaming Technology
Our therapeutic modalities incorporate evidence-based treatment protocols utilizing devices such as: electrical stimulation, Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation (PENS), therapeutic ultrasound and short wave diathermy. By decreasing pain, inflammation and edema, therapeutic modalities increase patient comfort and tolerance to treatment. This enables therapists to introduce earlier more aggressive therapy interventions to help improve function and recovery. Therapeutic modalities also allow therapists to treat more complex conditions, decrease muscle disuse atrophy, enhance soft tissue healing through increased circulation, and improve neuromuscular control in patients with orthopedic and neurological diagnoses.
Neuro-Muscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) / Vital-Stim® for Swallowing
This non-invasive e-stim therapy is specifically used to treat dysphagia and increase swallowing function. It helps retrain the muscles used in swallowing along with exercise therapy designed by the Speech-Language Pathologist to decrease the risk of aspiration and reduce dietary restrictions.
The Nintendo® Wii enhances patient outcomes by providing a multimedia, interactive stimulus that incorporates hand/eye coordination, fine motor skills, physical endurance and muscular skeletal motion. Not only does it provide depth perception, memory skills and adaptation to desired functional outcomes, but it’s fun!