Dysphagia Treatment in Burlington
What is Speech Therapy for Dysphagia?
Pillars of Wellness, located in Burlington, Aldershot, specializes in the use of speech therapy to treat dysphagia, which refers to a difficulty in swallowing. Dysphagia can be caused by a number of neurological conditions. Many are unaware that this is a treatable condition.
The severity of dysphagia can vary. When mild, it can entail difficulty swallowing without any pain. When it’s severe, liquid and solids do not pass at all down the esophagus and may cause you to vomit.
If you are experiencing any of the above sensations, continue to monitor it and see your family doctor for a diagnosis.
Benefits of Treating Dysphagia with Speech Therapy
Speech therapy can benefit symptoms of dysphagia in a number of ways:
- Relief from pain
- Improved swallowing
- Increased ability to eat
- More confidence and reduced anxiety
What Neurological Conditions Can Speech Therapy for Dysphagia Treat?
There are many neurological conditions that can cause dysphagia, also known as difficulty swallowing, such as the following:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Loss of Sphincter muscle relaxation
- Esophageal narrowing
Dysphagia and Speech Therapy at our Clinic in Burlington
Dysphagia treatment is different for everyone. At Pillars of Wellness, each patient is first given a speech-language pathology assessment to determine the cause. Kelly Wark, our health specialists will then build a custom treatment plan that may encompass other areas beyond speech therapy.
There are two tests that may be used to assess your dysphagia:
- Endoscopy: a thin and flexible telescope to look into the upper part of your gut
- Barium swallow: This test helps take clearer X-ray pictures of your esophagus
Why Choose Pillars of Wellness?
At Pillars of Wellness, in Burlington, Ontario, we are proud to provide a truly integrated care approach that employs a variety of treatments to achieve faster recovery. Our clinic offers different services such as chiropractic, naturopathy, counselling, speech therapy, occupational therapy, yoga therapy, acupuncture, and holistic nutrition.
With multiple diverse services and specialties in one place, you’ll get the best care possible — without having to look elsewhere. Pillars of Wellness is your one-stop-health solution, located right here in Burlington.