Delivering optimized dysphagia patient outcomes through education and technology.
VitalStim provides dysphagia patients with the treatment they deserve and therapists with the support they need. Research shows that the use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) relieves patients of the emotional, physical, and financial burdens of feeding tubes—allowing a return to normalcy. It also creates an opportunity for therapists to not only manage their patients’ difficulties but also to overcome them.
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The VitalStim waveform is delivered in Co-Contraction mode up to four separate channels deliver stimulation concurrently and pause at the same time.
You are in control! Customize your treatment protocol by adjusting the parameters of your choice, such as phase duration, frequency, and work and rest time. VMS treatment offers even more flexibility by allowing you to sequence the stimulation in the various channels to more closely match the natural swallowing sequence.
Electrical signals in the muscle are measured and displayed on a screen and are amplified into sounds that patients can hear. This feedback increased patient effort and participation and provides the data and documentation required to measure patient outcomes and quantify progress.
sEMG + Triggered Stim
The patient initiates the swallowing exercise with the assistance of sEMG biofeedback. When the set threshold is reached, VitalStim Plus will switch to stimulation mode to increase the effort and exercise load.
Treatment data on stimulation and sEMG can be stored, displayed or exported to a PC to track patient progress and generate reports.
Screen monitoring technology projects your live treatment onto a computer or tablet screen. This allows you to guide therapeutic exercise activities and increase patient engagement.
A complete education tool at your fingertips. VitalStim Plus includes videos that help demonstrate key therapeutic exercises, such as the Masako Exercise, the Mendelsohn Maneuver, the Supraglottic Maneuver, and various electrode placement options.
VitalStim Plus includes a dysphagia image library of anatomy, pathology, and therapeutic treatment options to assist in educating your patient.