How Does ESP Work?
Combining neuromuscular electrical stimulation with resistive swallowing exercises and postural strategies using the Restorative Posture Device (RPD), ESP works by achieving the following:
- Movement of the airway out of the food’s pathway
- Stimulation of fast-twitch, powerful muscle fibers to elicit motor contraction
- A 30-minute treatment time, providing 60, 72, or up to 90 swallowing attempts
- A safe, effortful swallow
- Decreased risk for aspiration