Dr. Sonja Molfenter took an ASHA convention break to discuss her new study titled Volumetric Changes to the Pharynx in Healthy Aging: Consequence for Pharyngeal Swallow Mechanics and Function. She used MBS in combination with a pharyngometry (special throat sonar) to learn about what’s normal when it comes to pharynx size and swallow function.
Plus, Dr. Molfenter discusses some of her prior work on normal variability, and what it means for you, the clinician. (Hint: Don’t stop your MBS after one trial, or one instance of aspiration. Protocols are power.)
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