Kudos to the Davis Phinney Foundation for producing this 23-minute webinar on Vimeo featuring Roxann Diez-Gross, PhD, SLP-CCC, an expert on breathing and swallowing in those with Parkinson’s disease.
Dr. Diez-Gross shares practical techniques for improving breathing and swallowing, vital functions that can be affected by Parkinson’s disease. In this brief video, you will also find answers to questions such as:
When is the preferred breathing and swallowing pattern?
What are the stages of swallowing?
How are the eyes involved in the stages of proper swallowing?
What are the two vital functions of the mouth and throat?
How can saliva be controlled to prevent drooling?
How does the air in the lungs relate to the ability to swallow?
What is the meaning of aspiration?
What are the two refluxes for safety in swallowing?
How is the gag response related to swallowing?
How do you know that you might have a swallowing problem?
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Congratulations, Dr. Diez-Gross, for creating such a worthwhile video that educates and increases awareness about swallowing issues in those with Parkinson’s disease.
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