Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, can be a challenging condition affecting both children and adults. It can lead to problems such as coughing or choking during eating, poor nutrition, and reduced enjoyment of food. Dysphagia can result from various conditions, including developmental delays, neurological disorders, or certain medical events like a stroke.

What is VitalStim Therapy?

One of our innovative treatment options for dysphagia is VitalStim Therapy. This non-invasive therapy uses electrical stimulation to strengthen the muscles used in swallowing. It is often combined with traditional swallowing exercises to maximise effectiveness.

How Does VitalStim Work?

VitalStim Therapy involves placing small electrodes on the outside of the neck, which then deliver gentle electrical currents. This stimulates the muscles responsible for swallowing, helping improve muscle strength and function over time.

Benefits of VitalStim Therapy

At LEAP Centre, our certified therapists are trained in providing VitalStim Therapy. We offer personalised Treatment Plans as well as support and guidance for Families.

Dysphagia can be a daunting challenge, but treatments like VitalStim Therapy offer hope and improvement. At LEAP Centre, we’re dedicated to providing innovative and compassionate care to improve our clients’ eating and swallowing abilities. If you or a loved one is struggling with dysphagia, our team is here to support you every step of the way.