CTAR (Chin Tuck Against Resistance)

CTAR (Chin Tuck Against Resistance)

Way back in 2014...... Way back in 2014, an article was published describing Chin Tuck Against Resistance. When we look at patients with dysphagia from Pharyngoesophageal Segment (PES) dysfunction, we look at strengthening the suprahyoid muscles. These muscles assist in hyolaryngeal excursion and therefore play a part in esophageal opening. Isokinetic vs. Isometric CTAR vs [...]

3 Things to Stop Doing in Dysphagia Assessment and Treatment

3 Things to Stop Doing in Dysphagia Assessment and Treatment

Have you ever taken a moment to look at and assess your own treatment and  evaluation techniques? Too often we become content with what we're doing and stop looking to new research to continue to grow in our profession. Dysphagia is a rapidly progressing field with new research  published all the time. How often are [...]

Carbonated Beverages

Carbonated Beverages

Carbonated Beverages Carbonated beverages have hit the dysphagia world by storm.  Much of the recent dysphagia research has focused on the sensory portion of the swallow and how sensory drives the swallowing process.  Part of the sensory process is carbonated beverages.  One of the common misconceptions at this time is that carbonated beverages act as [...]