Lingual Strengthening and Swallowing Exercise to improve swallowing has included range of motion, strengthening, control, and volitional alteration of the pharyngeal phase of swallowing (Fujiu & Logemann, 1996; Hind, Nicosia, Roecker, Carnes, & Robbins, 2001; Hind & Robbins, 2004; Kays, Hind, Hewitt, Gangnon, & Robbins, 2004; Lazarus, Logemann, Gibbons, & Kahrilas, 1993; Lazarus, ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2005
Lingual Strengthening and Swallowing
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  • Cathy L. Lazarus
    Department of Otolaryngology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • Cathy Lazarus, PhD, is associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, New York University School of Medicine and director of hearing and speech, Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Lazarus has been conducting research in swallowing for over 20 years and has published several articles and book chapters. She has given numerous workshops and presentations on diagnosis and management of swallowing disorders. Her areas of interest include swallowing disorders in the head and neck cancer population and treatment of swallowing disorders.
    Cathy Lazarus, PhD, is associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, New York University School of Medicine and director of hearing and speech, Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Lazarus has been conducting research in swallowing for over 20 years and has published several articles and book chapters. She has given numerous workshops and presentations on diagnosis and management of swallowing disorders. Her areas of interest include swallowing disorders in the head and neck cancer population and treatment of swallowing disorders.×
  • She may be contacted at cathy.lazarus@med.nyu.edu.
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Articles
Article   |   June 01, 2005
Lingual Strengthening and Swallowing
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), June 2005, Vol. 14, 2-6. doi:10.1044/sasd14.2.2
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), June 2005, Vol. 14, 2-6. doi:10.1044/sasd14.2.2
Exercise to improve swallowing has included range of motion, strengthening, control, and volitional alteration of the pharyngeal phase of swallowing (Fujiu & Logemann, 1996; Hind, Nicosia, Roecker, Carnes, & Robbins, 2001; Hind & Robbins, 2004; Kays, Hind, Hewitt, Gangnon, & Robbins, 2004; Lazarus, Logemann, Gibbons, & Kahrilas, 1993; Lazarus, Logemann, Huang, & Rademaker, 2003; Lazarus et al., 2000; Logemann, 1983, 1993, 1998; Logemann, Pauloski, Rademaker, & Colangelo, 1997; Palmer, Wohlert, & Easley, 2004; Veis, Logemann, & Rademaker, 2000). Recently, attention has focused on the effects of lingual exercise on oral and pharyngeal phase swallow functioning. This article reviews the current literature on resistance exercise and swallow functioning.
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