The Role of NMES in Dysphagia Management and Neurogenic Disorders across the Lifespan Introductory Webinar
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The Role of NMES in Dysphagia Management and Neurogenic Disorders across the Lifespan Introductory Webinar

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Dilgem and Stark & Watson is happy to welcome you to the Introductory Webinar: “The Role of NMES in Dysphagia  Management across the Lifespan: Adult & Pediatric Population” to be held on 30 April 2021.


Effective dysphagia treatment planning plays an important role in our patient’s therapeutic outcomes. The rehabilitation of dysphagia has evolved beyond just the use of compensatory strategies and diet modifications. This intermediate to advance level course for SLPs presents a structured approach to treating dysphagia based on its neuro-physiological underpinning and applying the principles of NMES to enhance patient outcomes.


Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) utilizes small electrical pulses to excite the peripheral nerves and evoke a muscle contraction via surface electrodes.  NMES can promote improved strength, timing and reeducation of the swallowing musculature in an engaging and interactive therapeutic format.


The certification course teaches clinicians the underlying key scientific principles including  electrophysiology, surface electromyography, neuromuscular retraining and biofeedback, anatomy/physiology,  etiological concerns, efficacy data supporting treatment outcomes, treatment application for both adult and  pediatric clinical populations, as well as hands-on practice, and practical considerations. The impact of NMES treatment on cortical re-organization from pre/post neural imaging data will be presented. An analysis of the historical and current evidence will also be shared. The participants will gain hands on experience and be trained in the correct placement of e electrodes. Each participant will be observed from the training course  instructors.



The Protocol:


The training course utilizes fundamental electrophysiological principles of NMES that  have been used successfully for over thirty years in neurorehabilitation and applies th ese principles to the  treatment  of dysphagia across the lifespan.


It is a non-invasive, painless treatment administered by a certified speech-language pathologist  that utilizes a small portable stimulator that gen erates customizable electrical pulses. These pulses flow  through a wire (lead) to a pair of small pads (electrodes) placed in the space right under your chin known as the  submental region.


The electrical current passes through the electrodes into the body and stimulates th e motor  nerves that results in a muscle contraction. Treatment sessions are 30 minutes long and can help re-educate muscles, prevent muscle disuse atrophy, strengthen weak swallowing muscles, reduce  the occurrence of aspiration, and increase the speed  of swallowing. This highly efficacious treatment technique is safe, affordable, comfortable.







Owner, New York Neurogenic SLP, P.C.
Program Director and Associate Professor at Katz’s School of Science and Health, Yeshiva University


Marissa A. Barrera, MS, MPhil, MSCS, CCC-SLP, PhD is an internationally recognized  Medical Speech-Language Pathologist and Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist.  Dr. Barrera has extensive training in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with  neurological conditions and is a leading expert on the use of modalities, including NMES  for swallowing rehabilitation.


As a respected researcher and author, Dr. Barrera has lectured around the globe on a wide range  of clinical care topics ranging from dysphagia, NMES, motor speech disorders, cognition and  neurogenerative diseases.


She serves as  the Program Director and Associate Professor of Yeshiva University's Graduate Program in medical speech-language pathology. Dr. Barrera is also the founder and owner New York Neurogenic Speech-Language Pathology PC, in New York City. She graduated  college summa cum laude, received her Masters of Science from Columbia University, and earned both her Masters of Philosophy and her PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center.



The Participants: The Workshop will be attended by Speech-Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and Doctors associated with Neurogenic Disordersand Dysphagia.

Please note that this is an introductory course.




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Salih Tarhan


0090 530 825 70 05


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