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[Dysphagia] Alternative to Shaker Maneuver



Shaker exercises are both isometric and isokinetic. What you describe is
only mildly isometric. Doubtful that it would strngthen the

geniohyoid, thyrohyoid, and digastric muscles.


On Sun, Jun 8, 2008 at 9:11 AM, CASK51454 <cask51454 at aol.com> wrote:

> I was taught at a conference that you can mimic a Shaker by having a pt sit
> upright in a chair and having them push their forehead forward against your
> hand (which provides varying amounts of resistance).
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> In a message dated 06/08/08 06:13:35 Central Standard Time,
> promadf at gmx.net writes:
> Hello everyone.
>
> A brief question: is there any maneuver which can produce the same
> effects/benefits as the
> Shaker Maneuver?
>
> We have one patient who has serious cervical spine problems.
> After the VFFS examination he became recommendations to exercise
> daily with the shaker maneuver (nobody knew about his problems at this
> time).
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> Such a maneuver causes him pain and it is, as we know, contra-indicated.
>
> Thank you all for any kind of help!
>
> Maria P. Sousa
> Speech-Pathologist
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