What is the role of jaw exercises 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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Jaw exercises help to facilitate the rotatory movements of mastication. Respiratory exercises (eg, resistive straw sucking, coughing, incentive spirometer) are recommended to improve respiratory strength. Vocal cord adduction exercises can promote strengthening of weak vocal cords.


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