Which facilitation techniques are used in the treatment of dysphagia?

Updated: Mar 20, 2020
  • Author: Nam-Jong Paik, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Elizabeth A Moberg-Wolff, MD  more...
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Facilitation techniques used in the treatment of dysphagia include the following:

  • Somatosensory stimulation: In the form of an electrical current applied to the pharynx

  • Deep pharyngeal neuromuscular stimulation (DPNS)

  • Tactile-thermal stimulation (TTS)


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