Have you ever had difficulty swallowing from just a common sore throat? It’s certainly an unpleasant and annoying feeling that people with dysphagia experience every day. This is a swallowing disorder caused by muscle or nerve damage that, in the most critical conditions, causes the patient to eat slowly and makes it hard to even swallow water.
Today a great step forward has been taken in the evaluation of treatment strategies: it’s an innovative system that uses biofeedback technology to create a visual representation when the patient swallows. Thanks to the BTS EMG probes, it is possible to monitor and see on a screen the patient’s muscular activity in real time, allowing the therapist to identify the most appropriate treatment aimed at reestablishing normal muscle and nerve activity.
Check out this video from Sci-Tech Central, a weekly program exploring the recent innovations and the mysteries of the scientific world concerning Central Florida and the rest of the country. It shows how this new game-based rehabilitation technique helps patients make quick progress by simply having fun!