VitalStim® Therapy is a safe and effective treatment for patients suffering with difficulty swallowing or dysphagia. What is VitalStim Therapy? FOREWORD VitalStim™ Therapy Unit 1 Thank you for purchasing the Chattanooga Group, VitalStim Therapy Unit. VitalStim Therapy Specialty Program You have enrolled in a program that, upon successful completion will lead to a specialty certificate in VitalStim Therapy.

Please click here for training flyer VitalStim Therapy is a unique approach to the treatment of dysphagia by using a specialised delivery of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation( NMES) during swallowing exercise. , CCC- SLP 4b1 2a2b3a3b4a Functional muscle actions Possible signs & symptoms Possible VitalStim electrode placements Oropharyngeal “ sling” - Orbicularis oris - Buccinator - Superior pharyngeal constrictor - anterior spillage/ leakage - premature spillage, residuals - pocketing, holding. The following information is provided to clarify the value of this certificate. Vitalstim therapy training manual.

At the time of publication the information contained herein was current and up to date. VitalStim Renewal Course. VitalStim Therapy. NEW VITALSTIM THERAPY CERTIFICATION COURSE Staffordshire, United Kingdom. Renew every 3 years to ensure ongoing standards of safety, protocol, and efficacy; Providers who received their Specialty Certificate or Renewed within the last 3 years will be listed on the VitalStim Registry along with their facility; Receive an up- to- date manual.

The VitalStim® Therapy System is a non- invasive therapy to help swallowing through the use of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation ( NMES). M Therapy Training Manual – Electrode Placement Abstract right Yorick Wijting, PT and Marcy Freed, M. This manual contains general safety, operating, maintenance and care instructions for the owners and operators of the VitalStim Therapy Unit.