We are delighted to introduce the new Ampcare ESP (Effective Swallowing Protocol) Kit, a revolutionary new treatment for Dysphagia.

Dysphagia is the medical term for the symptom of difficulty in swallowing which can be brought about by stroke, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, neurological conditions, and mouth or oesophageal cancer and is common in children and adults with developmental or learning disability. (For more see: What is Dysphagia)

These difficulties can result in a risk of choking, chest infections and pneumonia as food and drink can enter their airway when they try to swallow.

Improved quality of muscle contraction and swallowing function

ESP™ is the new non-invasive, CE marked treatment for dysphagia that combines the most effective electrical stimulation parameters with resistive exercises.

It has been developed by Ampcare in the US, whose vision is to eliminate pneumonia and feeding tubes due to swallowing problems by improving the options and availability of dysphagia treatment techniques.

Rick, Ronda and Russ from Ampcare.

The ESP includes a portable powered muscle stimulator with adjustable parameters and Ampcare E Series electrodes that elicit the most comfortable motor contractions by stimulating inactive or atrophied swallowing muscles. The result is improved quality of muscle contraction and swallowing function.

Combining neuromuscular electrical stimulation with resistive swallowing exercises and postural strategies, 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

Now Available

The Ampcare ESP Kit is now available from O Neill Healthcare, you can find more information on the ESP KIT by clicking here or email us directly at sales@onhealthcare.ie.

You can also download the above information as a .pdf leaflet by clicking here.

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