VitalStim® Therapy is a safe and effective treatment for patients suffering with difficulty swallowing or dysphagia. It was developed in response to the 15 million Americans living with dysphagia today.
VitalStim® Therapy is a non-invasive, external electrical stimulation therapy cleared to market by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002 for the treatment of dysphagia with application on the anterior neck.**. VitalStim® Therapy is backed by comprehensive clinical data. Click here to read clinical data.
VitalStim® Therapy is designed as an adjunct modality, meaning a clinician will apply VitalStim while simultaneously working with the patient on swallowing exercise. Used as an adjunct to traditional swallowing therapy, VitalStim has been found to:
- Be safe and effective for patients 1
- Accelerate the recovery time from a restricted diet 2
- Help patients achieve sustained improvement and long term results 3
The lasting effect of VitalStim® Therapy was demonstrated in a 3 year follow-up study submitted to the FDA that showed improved swallowing function was maintained. 3 Another published study demonstrated the lasting positive impact of VitalStim in a group of patients for whom previous attempts at dysphagia therapy had failed. 4