What is the role of biofeedback 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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Biofeedback techniques are used to reeducate muscles affected in facial palsy and disorders of articulation. Such techniques include electromyographic feedback, with surface electrodes placed over the anterior neck. Visual feedback is obtained through a videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS) while experimentation with head positions and swallowing maneuvers is conducted.


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