Multi-Functional Device for Comprehensive Oral Therapy

Multi-Functional Device for Comprehensive Oral Therapy

 

Tongue and Lip Strength

Tongue and Lip Strength

Isometric resistance based exercises are designed to build strength.
Tongue strengthening has been shown to improve functional swallowing, reduce aspiration, and improve quality of life.[3]

Tongue Control

Tongue Control

Movement based exercises are designed to get patients manipulating their tongue to improve:
- control,
- coordination,
- range of motion; and,
- flexibility.

    Oral Awareness

    Oral Awareness

    Tactile feedback provides sensory stimulation to encourage oral motor awareness.

     


    Swallowing Skills

    Swallowing Skills

    Simulates a ball of food in the mouth to support safe practice of swallow skills.
    The best exercise for swallowing is swallowing. (Logemann. 1998)

    Rewires

    Brain Activation

    Physical therapy following injury is important in promoting neuroplasticity - the development of new neural pathways in the brain.


    From Early Intervention to Home Based Care



    • Safely designed to support early intervention which may improve time to oral feeding[8]
    • Easy to understand tangible tasks are engaging and easier to follow than typical exercises
    • Start with simple oral awareness exercises and work up to a full program
    • Exercises learned in-care easily transition to home


    Supports Greater Adherence and Exercise Independence by Putting Patients in Control


    Patient with Abilex Oral Exerciser

    • Supports daily independent therapy sessions in-between SLP visits
    • Increase in-patient therapy time without increasing SLP workload
    • More therapy time has been shown to improve rehabilitation of functional communication measures[9]



    Designed to Support Oral Rehabilitation From Conditions Such As:



    • Dysphagia
    • Brain or spinal cord injury,
    • Head and neck cancer,
    • Parkinson's disease,
    • ALS,
    • Cerebral Palsy,
    • Intubation,
    • Presbyphagia (age related),
    • Dysarthria,
    • Apraxia,
    • Tongue thrust


    How to Use