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Ampcare ESP Kit (Effective Swallowing Protocol)

Improved quality of muscle contraction and swallowing function.

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

It 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 and includes the Restorative Posture Device (RPD) for adding an extrinsic exercise.

The result is improved quality of muscle contraction and swallowing function.


How Does ESP Work?

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

Why Does ESP Work?

ESP follows the guidelines of 60+ years of research using electrotherapy combined with exercise physiology:

  • Proper electrode placement over the affected swallowing muscles
  • Frequencies aligned with firing rates of motor neurons (Luschei et al 1999)
  • Parameters based on the relationship between amplitude and pulse duration
  • A duty cycle that will decrease the risk of metabolic fatigue (Enika et al 2008)
  • Principles of specificity training employed using effortful swallowing exercises (Hawley et al 2008)

ESP: Effective Swallowing Protocol

How Does ESP Work?


Click here to download an Ampcare ESP information leaflet.

Purchase of the ESP Kit requires completion of Ampcare’s online training course

ESP Kit includes:

  • ES™ Unit
  • Restorative Posture Device
  • 10 Packages of E Series Electrodes

Also available:

ES Unit includes:

  • ES Unit
  • 10 Packages of Electrodes Included

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