The Guardian Way®

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Driven by Passion and Innovation

The Guardian Way® is a combined clinical method and innovative tool to care for your patients with dysphagia.

The Guardian Way® is a non-invasive, painless treatment administered by a certified speech-language pathologist that utilizes a small portable device that generates customizable electrical pulses. These pulses flow through a wire (lead) to a pair of small pads (electrodes) placed in the space right under your chin known as the submental region. The electrical current passes through the electrodes into the body and stimulates the motor nerves that results in a muscle contraction. Treatment sessions last only up to 30 minutes long and use of The Guardian Way® protocol can re-educate muscles, prevent muscle disuse atrophy, strengthen weak swallowing muscles, reduce the occurrence of aspiration, and increase the speed of swallowing.

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Patient Focused

This highly efficacious treatment technique is safe, affordable, painless, and can prevent the occurrence of deadly complications. The goal in the rehabilitation of dysphagia should be to restore swallow function to the highest level possible in order to prevent further complications and promote optimal quality of life.

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Designed by Clinicians

Developed by expert speech-language pathologists, The Guardian Way® is a fundamentally different approach for the treatment of dysphagia. The Guardian Way® uses Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) and surface electromyography (sEMG) to promote improved strength, timing, and reeducation of swallowing musculature.

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Clinical Philosophy

Our clinical philosophy is driven by passion and innovation with patient care and recovery first in mind.

The Guardian Way® utilizes fundamental electrophysiological principles of NMES that have been used successfully for over thirty years in neurorehabilitation and applies these principles to the treatment of dysphagia across the lifespan.

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