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Podcast discusses need for neurologists to watch for swallowing issues

A new podcast called “Down the Hatch” discusses issues that swallowing clinicians face and news in their field. The podcast is hosted by two speech-language pathologists Ianessa Humbert, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Alicia Vose, M.A., CCC-SL. In episode 4, they interviewed our Co-Director and Chair of Neurology, Dr. Michael Okun, about how important swallowing issues are…

A Sneak Peek into Swallow Tests [Video]

We’ve had a lot of questions about what happens during a swallowing test and even some nervousness. We made this video to hopefully answer some of those questions and alleviate some of the stress surrounding swallowing tests. Feel free to contact us with further questions or to schedule an appointment.

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 UF CMDNR).  However, when asked…

Recent Respiratory Muscle Strength Training publications

Our speech & swallowing therapists and researchers, Drs. Christine Sapienza, Michelle Troche, John Rosenbek and several others on their team continue to push forward their field of research and bring what they’ve learned into our clinic. This work benefits many of our patients especially those with Parkinson’s, parkinsonisms or dystonia that is affecting their respiratory ability.…