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Course # 5107
The Dysphagia Workout: Applying exercise principles into treatment

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Course Abstract

Clinicians frequently attempt to incorporate exercise into treatment sessions for dysphagia but have received little or no training on how to do so. This course will address what qualifies an activity as an exercise and how to turn therapy into a workout instead of a series of hit-or-miss activities.
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This course was recorded on September 21, 2011


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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to describe at least 3 basic requirements needed to classify an activity as “exercise.”
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe the structure and muscle fiber type associated with oropharyngeal musculature.
  • After this course, participants will be able to name 2 changes occurring in muscle with both conditioning and deconditioning.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-10 Minutes Overview of swallowing muscle composition and function
10-15 Minutes Overview of muscle response to conditioning and deconditioning
15-25 Minutes Principles of exercise science
25-35 Minutes Review of Research pertaining to exercise treatments in dysphagia
35-50 Minutes Applying principles and research to practice
50-55 Minutes Documenting and measuring progress
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Average Rating

(915 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 915 reviews

Review by: Jacilyn on March 6, 2015
Review by: Kelly on March 2, 2015
Explanation and slide show presentation
Review by: Nicole on February 26, 2015
There was not enough time for the amount of material presented
Review by: Lauren on February 18, 2015
The material was interesting. Presenter was very knowledgeable. I gave this a 'good' rating because, working in a SNF with the majority of caseload with cognitive deficits, the principles of biofeedback and use other devices is not easily feasible. I only gained a few strategies to assist with the swallowing treatment I am able to perform in a SNF.
Review by: Susan on February 6, 2015
The presenter was easy to listen to, is obviously a gifted teacher, content was technical yet accessible, and the presented material is immediately applicable to therapy.
Review by: Amy on February 3, 2015
clearly stated info
Review by: Jennifer on January 25, 2015
Practical in setting with easy to digest and recall information for later practice/staff/family/patient education.
Review by: Alison on December 29, 2014
Presenter was able to speak of the topic without reading a script making the information interesting to the audience. She was knowledgable of her topic and provided succinct definitions for listeners to use in learning the info
Review by: Thomas on December 28, 2014
The knowledge presented is considered "current" to my clinical needs.
Review by: kathleen on December 23, 2014
Evidence based clinical service recommendations. Research to support therapy services and equipment purchases, if necessary.
Review by: Kristen on December 21, 2014
organized presentation of materials
Review by: Courtney on December 20, 2014
Great presentation full of very beneficial information.
Review by: Lisa on December 11, 2014
Excellent speaker, thoroughly knowledgeable about subject matter.
Review by: Heather on December 10, 2014
Very thorough for a one hour course
Review by: Tobi on December 5, 2014
New ideas , sometimes it feels like ex's not working and feedback would be helpful in tx.
Review by: Elisabeth on December 3, 2014
well presented, practical information
Review by: Narissa on November 19, 2014
The presenter was very knowledgeable and presented in the information in a clear and concise manner!
Review by: Jessica on November 12, 2014
presenter was very knowledgeable and gave good examples.
Review by: Sara on October 23, 2014
lots of examples, pictures, and instructions on how to complete exercises techniques
Review by: Janet on October 22, 2014
Dr. Burkhead Morgan provided information and techniques I can apply immediately and also provided a good discussion on theoretical underpinnings of their use. I hope you invite her back for advanced presentations.
Review by: Dora on September 30, 2014
all material was good, interesting
Review by: Celeste on September 21, 2014
My graduate program was "educationally" based. This information is vital for my daily daily practice for remediation of muscle-based issues.
Review by: Shayna on September 17, 2014
The presenter simplified and provided ample resources to refer and support the discussion.
Review by: Rachel on September 7, 2014
The presenter's speaking skills and professionalism!
Review by: Theresa on September 2, 2014
Very informative. I appreciate her motivation for pursuing a PhD and thankful for the info. provided as a result of her furthering her ed. Some great functional tips for tx such as the importance of prioritizing the patients main needs in tx. I replayed the first 12 min of this lecture about 3 times as I wanted to be sure I understood the physiology of how the muscles worked.
Review by: Annamaria on August 31, 2014
very clinically applicable
Review by: Jessica on August 24, 2014
Detailed information about SMG but no real information regarding further suggestions for making tasks resistive or increased in strength required for completion.
Review by: Amie on August 4, 2014
More time should having been spent discussing effective treatment.
Review by: Mika on July 28, 2014
Integration of principles for general muscle strengthening and discussion of various methods in depth.
Review by: Kathleen on July 22, 2014
Detailed information regarding the application of therapy techniques.
Review by: Michelle on July 8, 2014
The presenter was organized and direct. The course content was relevant to clinical practice while providing ample research to support the topic.
Review by: Lindsey on June 27, 2014
The speaker was very well-versed in this topic!
Review by: kiran on June 19, 2014
Review by: Genevieve on June 16, 2014
A fantastic review of muscle function and the importance of exercise in swallow treatment (or reducing the need for it to begin with).
Review by: Shirah on June 15, 2014
Description of tools and how/when to utilize them.
Review by: Karen on June 1, 2014
Great information
Review by: Tina on May 26, 2014
Her presentation; wonderful
Review by: Jennifer on May 21, 2014
very informative
Review by: Tashonda on May 19, 2014
The instructor was very informative and provided good strategies to utilize in the snf setting and with geriatric patients that I often treat.
Review by: Eve on May 17, 2014
Excellent presentation of underlying principles and use of various functional devices to enhance rehabilitation
Review by: Linda on May 7, 2014
Evidence Based, practical, though may not use actual devices, can relate to other direct and indirect methods.
Review by: Dlydia on April 21, 2014
Good breakdown of what a true dysphagia exercise is or is not.
Review by: Loreen on April 20, 2014
Presenter had great command of her material and presented it in a very user-friendly manner.
Review by: Felicia on April 8, 2014
It presented information that I can use in my practice.
Review by: Sarah on February 19, 2014
specific summaries of research and appropriate therapy-applicable tools/techniques
Review by: Cecily on February 9, 2014
The speaker gave clear rationale for activities and exercises that produce results.
Review by: Abra on January 6, 2014
This course was so informative and empowering, because it gave specific details of how to actually implement the exercises (as in, specific numbers of reps, etc.). Thank you!
Review by: Angie on December 30, 2013
excellent that our field is focusing on exercise physiology more so-this is really essential for SLP for improving clinical efficacy and the state of the art/science of SLP
Review by: Dedra on December 30, 2013
I learned terminology and information that I had never heard before and while most of this information, I can not implement today in treatment because of a need to further educate myself and acquire equipment, all this information was valuable and hopefully life-changing for my future clients.
Review by: Felicia on December 30, 2013
Knowledgable and organized presentation with specific treatment and research behind
Review by: Nazeem on December 28, 2013
Great Lecturer!
Review by: Ayanna on December 28, 2013
Review by: Joy on December 25, 2013
The effectiveness of various exercises provided me with a better understanding of therapy options to maximize my patients treatment time.
Review by: Debra on December 23, 2013
Well organized, great review of all the tools we have at hand and how their integration produces the correct exercise effect.
Review by: beverly on December 15, 2013
explanation of exercises and biofeedback
Review by: ShellyAnn on December 15, 2013
Excellent examples of therapy interventions that can be used in my work setting.
Review by: Tabitha on December 11, 2013
wealth of information
Review by: Courtney L. on December 9, 2013
It was really relevant to me as I currently work in the SNF setting and see many patients for dysphagia. The information about how muscles become deconditioned sheds light on how and why a patient functions or is unable to function.
Review by: Victoria on November 24, 2013
all of the examples of therapy exercises, direct and indirect therapy techniques, evidence based practice information and research articles/reports
Review by: Amy on November 22, 2013
Great information about the research supporting the use of the exercises and biofeedback.
Review by: Caraline on November 19, 2013
Excellent presentation with clinically-relevant information. I thoroughly enjoyed this course!
Review by: Marcia on November 15, 2013
will incorporate into my practice
Review by: Tina on November 10, 2013
information provided
Review by: Elisa on November 8, 2013
I can use this information daily
Review by: Diane on November 6, 2013
Lori was very clear on which techniques work and she had evidence to prove it. I took the EMST workshop last year and it does work. Wish we had the budget for sEMG.
Review by: Melissa on October 30, 2013
There was a lot of good information presented in a functional way. I can implement these techniques as soon as I go see my patients.
Review by: Karen on October 26, 2013
This was important. Unfortunately, this is not taught in school and is integral to what we should know for effective therapy.
Review by: Dana on October 25, 2013
Evidence based practice with application and relevant information
Review by: Samy on October 24, 2013
the talker
Review by: Sergio on October 23, 2013
its an area that I need to study more
Review by: Shoshana on October 16, 2013
The presenter's enthusiasm
Review by: Rachael on October 16, 2013
The speaker is always very enthusiastic, well-spoken, and concise.
Review by: Anna on October 9, 2013
EVIDENCE BASED RESEARCH that was cited time and time again.
Review by: Alissa on October 4, 2013
I enjoyed learning about using biofeedback for dysphagia which is a new concept to me and would be great to use with out patients.
Review by: Patricia on September 29, 2013
Presenter knowledge and her ability to present this information in a simple organized fashion with examples that made sense!
Review by: Jessica on September 29, 2013
Current research, applicability to my job
Review by: Trisha on September 25, 2013
functional info
Review by: Elizabeth on September 21, 2013
Great information that can be utilized immediately.
Review by: Mara on September 14, 2013
Excellent combination of research with practical information for clinical practice. Speaker was very knowledgeable about topic and did not read power point word for word.
Review by: Beth on September 12, 2013
It provided functional information that may be immediately applied to therapy sessions. It also provided resources to use to back-up the claims made by the presentation.
Review by: Kourtney on September 9, 2013
Importance of biofeedback
Review by: Mark on August 31, 2013
Review by: Denise on August 21, 2013
lots of good info on importance of exercise
Review by: Jessica on August 19, 2013
Very organized and clearly presented.
Review by: Julie on August 17, 2013
good material presented in organized fashion
Review by: Heather on August 16, 2013
Very informative, presented in a clear easy to follow manner. Really enjoyed the descriptions of tx techniques, backed by research.
Review by: Melissa on August 3, 2013
I can apply the material to my practice immediately.
Review by: Mary Michelle on August 2, 2013
Specific treatment information
Review by: Laura on July 23, 2013
Presenter was enthusiastic and well-spoken. Great information that was organized in a manner that lead the listener through the presentation with ease.
Review by: Dawn on July 20, 2013
incorporated new information that will be useful in treating my dysphagia patients
Review by: Susan on July 18, 2013
Application of research to treatment
Review by: Vickie on July 11, 2013
Could have used more time to explain details, as well as present case studies.
Review by: Audrey on July 9, 2013
presenter had good depth of knowledge and explained the material well. The information is highly applicable to my work. I liked the use of PT/OT knowledge and the understanding of the overlap in our fields in the area of swallowing and rehab.
Review by: Anna on July 7, 2013
KNowledgeable speaker, directly applicable to clinical treatment
Review by: Janet on June 26, 2013
To the point and easy to understand.
Review by: Tiffany on June 25, 2013
it was specific to what I practice everyday and provided some detailed info that I can use immediately
Review by: cora on June 22, 2013
Review by: Bethany on May 13, 2013
It seems to be evidence based.
Review by: mary on May 13, 2013
Dr Burkhead's ability to quickly translate research theory into practical application
Review by: Allison on May 7, 2013
She provided a lot of explanation of the science behind this topic and gave me more confidence that the exercises we're using in the hospital are correct.

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Course Presenter

lori burkhead morgan

Lori Burkhead Morgan, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Burkhead Morgan has practiced speech-language pathology since 1994 in a variety of settings.  She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2005, focusing on using exercise-based principles in dysphagia diagnosis and management.  She has presented domestically and internationally, published peer-reviewed articles and a book chapter relating to dysphagia.  Her current research focuses on developing more effective approaches for dysphagia evaluation and treatment.

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