Welcome to Ampcare
Ampcare develops therapeutic neuromuscular electrical stimulation technologies and is proud to offer the FDA-cleared Ampcare Effective Swallowing Protocol (ESP™). Ampcare’s ESP provides clinicians a new alternative for treating patients who suffer from swallowing difficulties, also known as dysphagia. We are committed to delivering positive patient outcomes and innovative products specially designed to meet the needs of both the patient and medical professional.
Our vision is to eliminate pneumonia and the use of feeding tubes resulting from swallowing problems by improving the options and availability of dysphagia treatment techniques.
“To provide clinicians with a new standard of care in treating swallowing disorders through clinical research, innovative technology, and education, thereby restoring the health status and quality of life of patients suffering from swallowing disorders.”
Do more in a 30-minute dysphagia treatment
What is Dysphagia?
Dysphagia is the medical term for the symptom of difficulty in swallowing. It is derived from the Greek “dys” meaning bad or disordered, and “phago” meaning “eat”.
Dysphagia affects 18 million people in the US and 45%-87% of residents in long-term care. One out of 17 people will eventually develop dysphagia. Pneumonia, largely arising from swallowing problems, is a leading cause of death in Americans over 65 years of age.
Who is Ampcare?
Rick, Ronda and Russ have worked together for over 23 years to establish new treatment protocols in oropharyngeal dysphagia, using electrical stimulation as a modality for speech language pathologists and to improve treatment outcomes for patients. Through their interdisciplinary care approach and synergy of ideas, they have become co-owners of Ampcare and are working to bring cutting-edge modalities to the dysphagia therapist. The first of these is the ESP or Effective Swallowing Protocol.
What is the ESP?
ESP is a treatment for dysphagia that combines the most effective electrical stimulation parameters with resistive exercises. We have received our FDA clearance to market the Effective Swallowing Protocol (ESP). This includes a portable powered muscle stimulator with easily adjustable parameters and the Ampcare E Series electrodes to elicit the most comfortable motor contraction for the patient. Research demonstrates that our recommended treatment time of 30 minutes makes our technology and exercise protocol paired with the Restorative Posture Device (RPD) both effective and efficient.
What people say about us
"Thank you, this was one of the most engaging courses I have taken in a long time. I have participated in other NMES trainings and they seemed to be too focused on the SLP being a tech than know(ing) the what, how and why we should be targeting a muscle group. I look forward to incorporating your product into my clinical practice." - LisaRose McCabe, SLPD, CCC-SLP, - Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
"Ampcare's design follows principles of swallow physiology more so than other e-stim devices out there. That's because the inventors are a group of practical and knowledgeable therapists. They have freely consulted with me over the phone regarding specific situations in treating dysphagia; their products and expertise are a huge benefit to the field and to my clients." -Mark Higginson, M.S., CCC-SLP, Owner of Speech Solutions, - Tucson, AZ
Thank you for a great course! I had my first Ampcare treatment today with a new CVA patient and all went well. My documentation will greatly improve in demonstrating medical necessity and I’m excited to have a great tool to help those who are appropriate. I’ve been competitor certified for several years and I’m embarrassed at how much I didn’t really know or understand despite attending the competitor's live training. Thank you for your commitment to our profession and our patient population.
"I can honestly say this is the only course that I have ever attended where I did not want to leave the room because I would miss some great info. This course was fantastic and every slide/topic was incredibly pertinent. Never a dull moment, and the material is incredibly practical to my clinical practice. Thank you!"
2019 Overall Rating: 4.97 out of 5 stars