People who have difficulty swallowing (a condition known as “dysphagia”) may be at risk for aspiration. Aspiration is when food or drink “goes down the wrong way”, and ends up in your lungs. This can be treated with appropriate exercises, swallow strategies, and a modality called VitalStim. VitalStim is a device that gives a small amount of electrical stimulus to the muscles in your throat, helping those or Judy Chambers, MA, CCCSLP/A is the only place in Chico where this therapy is available.
You can get more information on swallowing therapy by contact Judy at Judy Chambers MA CCCSLP/A, BARA in Chico,CA.