The Relationship Between Posture and Swallowing

Online Course: The Relationship Between Posture and Swallowing

Gain insight into the close relationship between posture and deglutition

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Presented by:

Mauro Banfi

Physiotherapist and Osteopath in the field of performing arts, working with singers, and instrumentalists

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Introduction

Deglutition, or swallowing, is an essential physiological function that allows food to travel from the mouth to the stomach. Our ability to swallow changes as we age and can be affected by a number of conditions, including neurological disorders such as stroke, multiple sclerosis or ALS. Posture can also affect swallowing and, in turn, can be affected by swallowing. Having an understanding of the relationship between swallowing and posture is, therefore, essential when assessing patients who have difficulties with deglutition.

Aims

The aim of this course is to introduce you to the phases of swallowing and the relationship between posture and deglutition.

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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