Swallowing is an activity that we perform many times per day, without giving it a second thought. However, approximately 8% of the world’s population have difficulty swallowing due to medical conditions or injuries. At the Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Laboratory at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, we perform research to try to better understand the nature of swallowing difficulties and to determine effective treatments that will help people with swallowing difficulty to regain swallowing function. Professor Catriona Steele and her team are investigating how fluids of different consistencies move through the mouth and throat when we swallow.
This study will help us to understand how to use thicker consistencies to help people with swallowing impairment.
Healthy men over 60 years old
No prior prior history of swallowing difficulties
This study has been approved by the University Health Network Research Ethics Board (REB#15-9431).
Food and Drink, Health and Wellness
1 hour(s) per session
Session 1: Study review; Session 2: Video x-ray of swallowing
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