Signature HealthCARE of Galion is excited to offer a new therapy modality called VitalStim®. VitalStim® is used for those who have dysphagia (swallowing difficulties).
It is a type of electrical stimulation that helps to stimulate the nerves and subsequently the muscles that are attached to them. It is often utilized for those who have suffered strokes or other traumatic injuries that have affected their swallowing integrity. The VitalStim® Therapy System is an adjunctive modality to traditional exercise that unites the power of electrical stimulation with the benefits of swallowing exercises.
Combining VitalStim and traditional therapy allows clinicians to accelerate strengthening, restore function, and help the brain remap the swallow. Research has demonstrated that combining these therapies results in better outcomes than using either one alone.
SHC of Galion offers various outpatient therapy’s that work with many insurances including occupational therapy, speech therapy, and physical therapy. For more information on our outpatient therapy services and insurance information please call us today at 419-468-7544.