Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, is a condition that affects millions of patients. VitalStim® is a safe and effect treatment for patients suffering with dysphagia. The VitalStim® Therapy System is a non-invasive therapy to help swallowing through the use of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES). By combining VitalStim® therapy with traditional therapy, this allows clinicians to accelerate the rehabilitation process. Research supports the combination of these therapies to improve treatment outcomes.
VitalStim® is proven safe and effective to:
- Accelerate the recovery time from a restricted diet
- Achieve sustained improvement and long term results
- Improve function in patients for whom previous attempts at dysphagia therapy had failed
- Reduce or eliminate tube feeding.
HealthQuest Therapy has qualified therapists who have successfully completed training and certification courses for VitalStim® Therapy.