The Biofeedback Toolbox Biofeedback is a therapeutic tool used by the medical community to increase the sensitivity of the body and, as a result, increase the awareness of the body’s ability to self -regulate. In today’s PPS environment, a collaborative sharing of clinical responsibility between rehab and nursing has become the norm. ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 1999
The Biofeedback Toolbox
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Professional Practice
Article   |   July 01, 1999
The Biofeedback Toolbox
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), July 1999, Vol. 8, 12-14. doi:10.1044/sasd8.2.12
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), July 1999, Vol. 8, 12-14. doi:10.1044/sasd8.2.12
Biofeedback is a therapeutic tool used by the medical community to increase the sensitivity of the body and, as a result, increase the awareness of the body’s ability to self -regulate. In today’s PPS environment, a collaborative sharing of clinical responsibility between rehab and nursing has become the norm. Certainly carryover is viewed as in the domain of nursing and restorative in many skilled nursing facilities. The future will see many more speech-language pathologists working side-by-side with nurses in physician’s offices where dysphagia management will increasingly be treated as an outpatient service. The progressive physician’s office will offer instrumental assessment (such as endoscopy), along with strictly defined dysphagia management clinical pathways. These clinical pathways mandate the clinical process and limit the number of sessions for managed care purposes. This same managed care process also mandates that the results of the treatment be quantifiable. Instrumental assessment along with biofeedback instrumentation, such as surface electromyography (sEMG), offers strong quantifiable data regarding the efficacy of dysphagia management.
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