Oromotor exercises and intraoral sensory stimulation are basic treatment approaches that are oftentimes used when treating patients with neurogenic dysphagia. But what does the evidence say about these interventions that are part of most clinician’s daily work?
We start this podcast with the big question: “Do we know what we are doing?” when implementing intraoral treatments in neurogenic dysphagia therapy. Dr. Ivy Cheng shares her expertise on this topic and provides great insights in the current evidence that she synthesized in her recently published “Systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of intraoral treatments for neurogenic oropharyngeal dysphagia” (Cheng, Sasegbon & Hamdy, 2021).
Articles that we talk about as well in this episode and further helpful information:
- The Evidence-Based Medicine Pyramid
- Speyer et al. (2022): Behavioural Interventions in People with Oropharyngeal Dysphagia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomised Clinical Trials (open access)
- Schindler et al. (2021): Consensus on the treatment of dysphagia in Parkinson’s disease (open access)