Swallowing Mechanism | How it works

Christina, Speech Therapist with Adaptive Equipment & Caregiving Corner explains the basic structures of the swallowing mechanism and how the swallow works.

Swallow Mechanism Structures:
00:29 Tongue
00:42 Uvula
00:54 Epiglottis
01:00 Vallecula
01:17 Esophagus
01:26 Vocal cords
01:29 Trachea
01:58 How the epiglottis protects you
02:30 How do I clear food or drink from my vallecula?
02:44 How do I clear food or drink sitting on my vocal cords?

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Therapists by training ~ Caregivers at heart

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Swallowing Mechanism

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- We educate and instruct individuals and caregivers on ways to stay safe during daily care activities. Find helpful tips, resources and videos that help maintain seniors dignity and functional independence at home. ✌️❤️ Christina & Cindy "If you can't do it, ADAPT IT!"