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Michelle Troche

Dr. Troche is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences in the College of Public Health and Health Professions with the University of Florida Health Science Center. The ultimate goal of Dr. Troche’s line of research is to develop treatment paradigms to improve upper airway dysfunction in persons with neurodegenerative disease. She also remains active in clinical practice with the University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration where she evaluates and treats speech-language- voice and swallowing disorders in persons with movement disorders and participates in education to newly diagnosed patients with Parkinson’s disease and Dystonia.

Something went down the wrong pipe… or did it?

Disordered swallowing, or dysphagia, is important for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), and other neurodegenerative diseases, to consider.  This is because most people with PD will develop dysphagia at some point during the course of the disease (the same is true for many other neurodegenerative diseases that we see at…

Expiratory Muscle Strength Training (EMST) for Parkinson’s Disease

People with Parkinson’s disease and other Movement Disorders often develop swallowing disorders, also referred to as dysphagia. A swallowing disorder can affect your ability to move food in your mouth or it can affect the ability of your muscles to successfully and safely transport food and liquid from the back of…