Surface Electromyography Units for Dysphagia Treatment

The Surface Electromyography units measure the amount of "energy" the facial and throat muscles exert during the swallowing process, while providing visual feedback for Marianjoy therapists to optimize therapeutic strengthening of the muscles involved with swallowing and laryngeal elevation.

Who may benefit from SEMG units?

Individuals with a swallowing disorder secondary to reduced throat muscle strength and facial weakness may benefit from Surface Electromyography.

How do Surface Electromyography units work?

Visual biofeedback is used to help patients increase and focus their effort in improving facial and throat muscle strength for better swallowing function.

What are the advantages of using Surface Electromyography units?

     -A portable self-contained Surface Electromyography unit
     -A portable self-contained Surface Electromyography unit with laptop
     -A Surface Electromyography unit interfaced with a Digital Swallow Workstation