Exercise Prescription for Dysphagia: Intensity and Duration Manipulation This paper briefly reviews information available on exercise stimulus intensity and its interaction with stimulus duration, as well as reviews the current information on different dysphagia treatment modalities as they relate to treatment intensity and duration. The available literature in this area suggests that exercise modalities are distinct and different ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2008
Exercise Prescription for Dysphagia: Intensity and Duration Manipulation
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Christine Sapienza
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Florida; and Brain Rehabilitation Research Center, Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Gainesville, FL
  • Karen Wheeler-Hegland
    Brain Rehabilitation Research Center, Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Gainesville, FL
  • Kim Stewart
    Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Joseph Nocera
    Department of Neurology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Articles
Article   |   June 01, 2008
Exercise Prescription for Dysphagia: Intensity and Duration Manipulation
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), June 2008, Vol. 17, 50-58. doi:10.1044/sasd17.2.50
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), June 2008, Vol. 17, 50-58. doi:10.1044/sasd17.2.50
Abstract

This paper briefly reviews information available on exercise stimulus intensity and its interaction with stimulus duration, as well as reviews the current information on different dysphagia treatment modalities as they relate to treatment intensity and duration. The available literature in this area suggests that exercise modalities are distinct and different with regard to the metabolic pathways accessed as a function of both stimulus intensity and duration. Defining treatment prescriptions for dysphagia is difficult at this time, however, because only limited data on stimulus duration or intensity is available for existing indirect and direct treatments. Acknowledgment of exercise physiology paradigms and mechanisms of muscle response to treatment is critical to design of rehabilitation protocols.

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