Developed with Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) to support rehabilitation of oral sensory-motor function through lingual strength and coordination training and sensory stimulation.
Abilex™ device targets the tongue, lips, jaw and mouth to help improve your swallowing function and oral control.
Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, can be caused by neurological conditions and problems that affect the head and neck, such as :
- Brain or spinal cord injury,
- Parkinson's disease,
- Cancer in the mouth, throat, or esophagus,
- Injury or surgery involving the head and neck
Abilex™ oral motor exerciser was designed as a physical therapy tool for the purpose of restoring, maintaining and preventing decline of oral motor function.
Oral sensory-motor function exercises have been used in the treatment of apraxia, dysarthria, and other conditions with oral motor deficits .
Abilex™ device was designed to compliment current treatments by targeting oral awareness, strength, and range of motion.
“[H]e was delighted to eat his first meal by mouth in five months”
After a week of using it daily I saw big changes in my swallow! ... Stronger with Abilex!
— JC from Georgia, USA (recovering from stroke)
In 2015, JC suffered a series of strokes that left her with dysphagia. Three years later and still suffering from difficulty swallowing, JC and her Speech Language Therapist decided to try Abilex™ oral exerciser.
I love it! After a week of using it daily I saw big changes in my swallow! Not coughing on food. Stronger with Abilex!
After suffering a brain injury that left her unable to swallow, Michele used Abilex™ device to help overcome the challenge of learning standard oral exercises brought on by post-traumatic amnesia. Abilex™ device helped Michele get her tongue moving and on the path to swallow recovery.