McMaster University

McMaster University

Conditions we treat

The St Joseph's swallowing clinic's team will determine the cause of the problem as well as an appropriate treatment approach and plan for each patient, taking into consideration a number of factors, such as the patient's medical diagnosis, nutrition, and mental status.

Dysphagia treatment offered by the Swallowing Disorders Specialists is customized for each patient and may involve modifying the types of foods and liquids taken, providing exercises to strengthen the muscles of the mouth and throat, and/or teaching head and neck postures and strategies to allow for comfortable and safe eating.

After the initial management a plan is designed and put into practice, each patient is followed carefully to monitor improvement and detect any needed changes in treatment.

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