Speech Therapy

Adult Speech and Language Therapy @ RehabWorx

Communication is central to our lives. It enable one to make and maintain relationships, it helps us work, learn, explore and keep in touch with the world. We also understand our past and make plans for our future using communication. Often we connect with others around a meal, with eating and socialising being central to our interaction.

The ability to communicate and swallow is something most of us take for granted. Yet when one suffers a neurological insult the value of communication, cognition and swallowing become valuable and treasured commodities.. read more...

Vital Stim

As speech therapists, swallowing therapy is also an integral part of our service. Swallowing difficulties are a common sequelae following neurological involvement and can cause difficulty with eating or drinking which, if not managed, can result in chest infections including pneumonia as food or liquid passes into the windpipe and lungs instead of the stomach. Dehydration or constipation may also result.

The speech therapists at RehabWorx are trained and certified in Vitalstim therapy. Vitalstim therapy is a safe and effective treatment modality for patients with swallowing difficulties which serves to strengthen the facial and throat muscles. read more...

Modified Barium Swallow

Prior to the commencement of Swallowing Therapy, a Modified Barium Swallow(MBS) is conducted.

Modified Barium Swallow (MBS) Studies

Modified Barium Swallows are conducted at our X-ray department. In collaboration with the Radiologists and radiographers at Little Company of Mary, we assess the physiology of the swallowing process and based on our findings a treatment plan is developed, to specifically address and remediate the patient’s swallowing difficulties. Read more …

Why a Modified Barium Swallow Study?

Modified Barium Swallow (MBS) studies are performed by radiology and speech-language pathology. The Modified Barium Swallow study is the best way to assess whether a patient is aspirating. Of course, the main intent of the study is not to rule out or confirm aspiration, read more...