Swallowing

There are many conditions that may cause difficulties when swallowing food or drinks including stroke, progressive neurological diseases, cancer, aging and others. Engage VR can assist you to manage these problems more effectively.

Why see ENGAGE VR for my swallowing difficulties

Our speech pathology team will conduct a thorough initial assessment to really understand your goals and specific areas of need with your swallowing.

We can help you identify the signs of swallowing difficulties such as:
• Coughing or choking when eating or drinking
• Reflux
• A sensation of food being stuck in your throat or chest.
• Excessive or reduced saliva production
• Repeated chest infections

We work with you to identify the reasons for your swallowing difficulties and assist you with the most progressive strategies to manage these effectively.

We create individualised programs that employ safe swallowing strategies and utensils, specifically targeted swallowing exercises, and diet modifications.

Facilitate and analyse objective swallow assessments including video fluroscopic swallow studies and flexible endoscopic evaluations.

Our Occupational Therapy team utilise specialised strategies and interventions to enhance independence at meal times.

FAQ

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Call us today to book an initial assessment. Alternatively, you can book a meet and greet to meet our team and look around the clinic.

DO I NEED A REFERRAL?

Most clients do not need a referral unless you are claiming through Lifetime Care and Support, Medicare (EPC) or Workers Compensation.

WHAT COSTS ARE INVOLVED?

Costs vary depending on how you fund your rehabilitation, however, we accept and are approved for NDIS, Aged Care, GP (EPC), Lifetime Care and Support, Workcover, DVA, private health funds and self-referrals.

The Team

Administration Coordinator
Exercise Physiologist
Exercise Physiologist
Speech Pathologist
Physiotherapist
Exercise Physiologist
Occupational Therapist
Speech Pathologist
General Manager
Managing Director / Physiotherapist
Physiotherapist
Physiotherapist
PHYSIOTHERAPIST