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Difficulties with swallowing and feeding can result in choking, pulmonary problems, inadequate nutrition, dehydration and weight loss. Adults and children experiencing these issues will benefit from swallowing and feeding therapy to regain function.

  • Swallowing Therapy

    Swallowing Therapy

    While treatment depends on the cause, symptoms and type of swallowing problem, it usually includes exercises to improve muscle movement combined with positions to help each individual swallow more effectively. Food and liquids that are easier and safer to swallow will be recommended as a patient progresses.

  • Feeding Therapy

    Feeding Therapy

    Medically fragile babies and those who are born prematurely often experience difficulties latching and extracting from a nipple.  Difficulty feeding at the newborn level leads to a host of medical issues. Therapy to create quality driven feeds including accurate nipple selection, flow rate, postures and compensatory strategies are implemented.

  • Behavioral Therapy

    Behavioral Feeding Plans

    In children, food refusal can be sensory or behavioral in nature and unrelated to any physical disability. Strategies aim to de-sensitize children experiencing sensory issues and reward selective eaters as they progress through a custom feeding plan.

 Specialized Training

Vitalstim Therapy

VitalStim® Therapy

A therapeutic intervention for the management of dysphagia and difficulty swallowing, the VitalStim® Therapy System uses small electrical currents to stimulate the muscles responsible for swallowing. At the same time, our trained specialists help patients “re-educate” their muscles through rehabilitation therapy.

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Insurances We Accept

  • Aetna
  • Cigna