Voice Disorder: What is it and How do we treat it?

WHAT IS VOICE? The sound of a person’s voice is produced when air passes over the vocal cords causing them to vibrate.  The quality and distinct sound of each person’s voice is shaped by the muscular changes of the throat, mouth and palate.  WHAT IS VOICE DISORDER?  A...

FEES in Outpatient: What is Dysphagia?

Leigh Hester, M.Ed., CCC-SLP Endoscopy Services Manager   Since March 20, 2020, each full-time and part-time Endoscopist has been placed in a facility that needed additional primary speech-language pathology coverage due to restrictions on travel between...

What is a Physical Therapist?

Physical Therapists (PTs) and Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) Physical therapists are movement experts who optimize quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education. After making a diagnosis, physical therapists create...

Are you at risk of a fall?

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. 1/3 of the population over 65 falls each year and falls account for 25% of all hospital admissions and 40% of all nursing home admissions. Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence...

Low Vision

Here’s eye-opening news: Currently, 4.2 million Americans age 40 and older are visually impaired.   By 2030, when the last baby boomers turn 65, the number of Americans who have visual impairments is projected to reach 7.2 million, with 5 million having low...

Assess your Pain

No one wants to live in pain, but no one should put their health at risk in an effort to be pain free. Doctor-prescribed opioids are appropriate in some cases, but they just mask the pain—and opioid risks include depression, overdose, and addiction, plus withdrawal...