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Speech-Language Therapy

Speech-Language Therapy2022-09-19T02:26:26-04:00

CentraState provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient therapy services to people of all ages with speech, language, voice, swallowing, and cognitive-linguistic deficits. Our speech-language pathologists have advanced training and are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

CentraState provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient therapy services to people of all ages with speech, language, voice, swallowing, and cognitive-linguistic deficits. Our speech-language pathologists have advanced training and are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

THERAPY TREATMENT METHODS

SPEECH-LANGUAGE RESOURCES

Speech and language therapy patients should complete the appropriate forms and bring them to the first appointment:

PHYSICIANS

Raymond Esquieres, MD RE

Raymond Esquieres, MD

Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Sergey Bogdan, MD SB

Sergey Bogdan, MD

Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Francisco Del Valle, MD FD

Francisco Del Valle, MD

Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Scott Woska, MD SW

Scott Woska, MD

Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Evander Duck, MS, MD ED

Evander Duck, MS, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Gary Yen, MD

Gary Yen, MD

Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

VITALSTIM FAQs

During the first treatment, patients are assessed under a modified barium swallow. This process helps our specialists determine the exact area of impairment so they can place the electrodes properly on the patient’s face, neck or throat. The electrodes then provide electrical to the muscles and nerves responsible for swallowing while exercises are performed and swallowing in evaluated.
Each VitalStim® session lasts 60 minutes and is performed five days a week. Patients also receive a customized home-exercise program to be performed twice a day. By performing these tasks in therapy and at home, patients will be able to successfully re-educate the muscles needed for safer swallowing.
Depending on the underlying medical problem causing the dysphagia, patients often see results after 6 to 20 treatment sessions. Therapy has allowed some patients who have not been able to swallow for more than a year to intake liquids and solid foods within their first few therapy sessions.

Yes, first ask your doctor for a referral then call our rehabilitation center at 732-294-2700. We will be glad to answer your questions or schedule an initial evaluation.

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