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Many people suffer with swallowing difficulty and symptoms such as trouble swallowing food or pills, coughing or choking while eating or drinking, coughing after eating, persistent cough, constant cough, feeling like food is stuck in the throat, and aspiration pneumonia.  Swallowing disorders (dysphagia) may be improved by therapy exercises and/or compensatory swallowing techniques learned during dysphagia therapy with speech-language pathologist.

The Phagiaflex Device is a patented flexible device, designed to be a more con-venient, less strenuous alternative to the Shaker exercise for dysphagia. Phagiaflex targets the suprahyoid muscles under the chin. The Suprahyoid muscles consist of: the Geniohyoid, Mylohyoid, Stylohyoid, and the Digastric. These muscles primarily assist in elevating the hyolaryngeal complex and opening the upper esophageal sphincter (UES) during the swallow. The Mylo-hyoid also functions to elevate the tongue and the floor of the oral cavity.  

The Phagiaflex device is strong, durable, and flexible. As the chin is pressed down against the chin pad, with either a chin tuck motion or a jaw opening motion, the Phagiaflex CTAR Throat  Exerciser flexes providing smooth, gentle resistance. It is fun and easy to use and provides an intense workout for the suprahyoid muscles in the throat.  

Phagiaflex  can be used for CTAR  (ChinTuck Against Resistance), JOAR (Jaw Opening Against Resistance), ESAR  (Effortful Swallow Against resistance).

 

 

 

 

 

ATTENTION!   Please consult your physician before starting any exercise program.