Dysphagia Therapy | Foot Drop Therapy
A comprehensive course designed to teach advanced dysphagia treatment modalities for the adult population.
Designed by physical therapists to help rehabilitate stroke, multiple sclerosis, and partial spinal chord injury.
A comprehensive course designed to teach advanced dysphagia therapy modalities for the pediatric population.
The most advanced dysphagia therapy device available.
See our full line of dysphagia therapy electrodes for adults.
See our full line of pediatric dysphagia therapy electrodes.
Our Happy Customers
"…I would also love more info for the next company I may work for to persuade them to switch to guardian as I will never go back to VS."
"Thank you Marrisa for such a great experience with Guardian!! I have been using it all week, unfortunately with Vital Stim electrodes, until Guardian electrodes come in!!Your course was truly a game changer for me !!!"
"I just had my first success story yesterday! Had a MBSS post stroke 3 weeks ago in hospital. Pt was noted c penetration c NTL and aspiration of large sips of NTL, aspirated thin liquids inconsistently with chin tuck. After 2 weeks of NMES 3 times a week (maybe 7 times total), pt upgraded to thin liquids post FEES. No penetration or aspiration c NTL and no aspiration or penetration c small sips of thin liquids. Only noted mild penetration c large sips, pt able to clear penetration c subsequent swallow!!! Pt is going home Wednesday."
"She has just completed 8 weeks of NMES. She is doing very well. She is eating just about anything including steak! She has gained weight and is maintaining her weight with a regualr diet, thin liquids and 2-3 cans of Ensure a day. She has less xerstomia and secretions are thinner. She feels good and is getting back to cooking meals for her family! My question is this…she has quite a bit of lymphedema involving the anterior neck. The NMES has been amazing and within 10 minutes of treatment, the neck drains. The fluid doesn’t build back up for several hours. She massages her neck multiple times a day…and this helps, but not like the NMES!"
"Wow! I am still absorbing all of it! Guardian makes so much sense! thank you for everything!"
"I spoke to my other SLP’s about our conference. I just want to tell you that I have been a big supporter for what I thought was NMES and am very excited (yet slightly disturbed) by what you have taught me today. I am advocating that my other SLP’s get onboard to do this as well. Currently we have 6 patients on vital stim. I will find out from Clemente how we will go about getting them trained as well as my CF and our new employee (making a total of 6 therapists if possible).I can’t wait to see what Thursday brings!Sincerely,"
Interesting facts About Us
Spectramed, Inc. has comprised a world-class team. Our course instructors are practicing clinicians who understand every facet of Dysphagia Therapy as well as Foot Drop Therapy.
Our Key Team
President and Chief Executive Officer
Rick Fisher is the owner of Spectramed, Inc. and the founder of The Guardian Way®. He has over 20 years experience in medical manufacturing and project development. He is also the founder of multiple provisional patents and registered trademarks to his credit. Rick is an experienced leader with unwavering vision for fundamentally different design concepts.
Chief Information Officer/Chief Operating Officer
Nathan Fisher is the co-founder of the The Guardian Way® and has over 20 years experience in medical manufacturing. He is the CE Administrator for ASHA (American Speech & Hearing Association) and international education coordinator. Nathan is also the chief quality compliance officer responsible for ISO 13485; CE; CMDCAS; TFDA; SFDA and FDA regulatory compliance.
Marissa Barerra, MS, MPhil, MSCS, TSHH, CCC-SLP
National Clinical Advisor
Marissa A. Barrerra, MS, MPhil, MSCS, TSHH, CCC-SLP, Speech –Language Pathologist & Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist. Marissa is also the co-founder of The Guardian Way® as well as a certified Guardian Way® course instructor. Ms. Barerra is a Neurodegenerative Disease Specialist and a leading authority on Multiple Sclerosis and swallowing disorders.
Teresa Biber, M.S., CCC-SLP
International Clinical Advisor
Teresa Biber, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech – Language Pathologist Founder of the Biber Protocol. Teresa is also the co-founder of The Guardian Way® as well as a certified Guardian Way® course instructor. Ms. Biber specializes in head and neck cancer patients. Her years of clinical practice and pursuit of humanitarian work has solidified her place among healthcare professionals.
Director of International Sales - Asia
Gary Ho is the Director of International Sales and overseas operations. He is responsible for international customer relations and distributor procurement. Gary is also responsible for coordinating international training seminars and continuing education development for Asia.
Emil Euaparadorn PT, DSC, OCS, COMT, CMPT, MSCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT
Dr. Euapardorn is widely recognized as a leading Physical Therapist in manipulative therapy for patients with orthopedic conditions as well as those experiencing musculoskeletal pain and modality issues. He is also a well-known strength and conditioning coach, in addition to being an extraordinary therapist in the areas of Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.
Robert J. Schreyer PT, DPT, NCS, MSCS, CSCS
Dr. Schreyer is a leading authority on Physical Therapy treatments for patients with neurological conditions, including Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, strokes and other brain traumas. He is also a specialist in treating patients with spinal chord injuries, amputation-related conditions and a host of orthopedic injuries.
Nancy C. Calamusa MA, CCC-SLP
Nancy is well known for her dynamic approach to the treatment of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders. She has extensive knowledge and nearly 25 years of experience in the field of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders encompassing a wide variety of settings.
Since 1992 Spectramed, Inc. has brought unique innovative products to the market for superior rehabilitative outcomes and pain management. Our extensive product line is manufactured for many treatment modalities ranging from acute pain and nerve block to sports medicine including post operative surgery, muscle atrophy, stroke recovery and dysphagia therapy.
Our approach of continual improvement has opened up opportunities for Spectramed and our customers alike. The philosophy is happy satisfied customers will continue to support Spectramed as much as we will continue to reinvest in continual improvement to support them. Our existence and growth as a company can only be achieved by providing our customers with the best quality products and service.