CranioRehab Update and Research Refresh

Posted by Sarah Schuman, M.S. CCC-SLP on 6/17/2019 to Cleft Lip & Palate
CranioRehab Update & Research Refresh. Review "Correlation Between Radiation Dose to Pterygoid and Masseter Muscles with Trismus" and "Successful Rehab of Facial Burns Using Jaw Motion Rehab Systems Including the OraStretch Press". Learn about CranioRehab products.

Xerostomia in HNC Patients

Posted by Sarah Schuman, MS, CCC-SLP on 2/5/2019 to Dysphagia & Oral Motor Control
Xerostomia, "dry mouth" is due to reduced or absent saliva production. It may affect a patient's quality of life and can lead to serious health problems! Learn about the signs, symptoms and managing xerostomia. 

Living with Xerostomia - Mouth Care and Gum Health

Posted by Sarah Schuman, MS, CCC-SLP on 1/16/2019 to Dysphagia & Oral Motor Control
Living with Xerostomia? Tried and true tips from cancer survivor Speech Pathologist, Marcy Maksail, for Saliva Substitutes, Mouth and Gum Health.

Swallowing Difficulties and the Holidays

Posted by Sarah Schuman on 12/14/2018 to Dysphagia & Oral Motor Control
Difficulty swallowing, dysphagia, may cause the sufferer to feel embarrassment eating and drinking around friends and family. This may lead to lack of participation during holiday celebrations. With some adjustments it is possible to make celebrations inclusive and enjoyable for all. We, at CMR, wish you and yours a very happy holiday season. 

When to order a Jaw Motion Rehab System for Trismus Prevention from Radiation Therapy.

Posted by Rob Christensen on 11/1/2018 to Dysphagia & Oral Motor Control
When to order a Jaw Motion Rehab System for Trismus Prevention from Radiation Therapy.
When should you recommend using a jaw motion rehab system like the OraStretch press to prevent trismus after radiation therapy?  Who is most at risk for developing trismus from radiation treatment? We provide research and a decision tree to help you prevent trismus in head & neck cancer patients. 

Webinar on Trismus and Xerostomia for the Head & Neck Cancer Patient

Posted by Rob Christensen on 1/29/2015 to Dysphagia & Oral Motor Control
We have posted our first user-controlled webinar presentation about Head and Neck Cancer Rehabilitation Webinar, including information on trismus, xerostomia, the OraStretch press and TheraBite system.

Learn about diagnosing trismus, when to order a jaw motion rehab system for prevention of trismus, how to order, treatment options for xerostomia and more.

Constipation? Popeyes Power Smoothie

Posted by Linda Van Rossen on 6/26/2013 to Dysphagia & Oral Motor Control
As a surgical nurse for many years a common patient complaint is “constipation,” an extremely common side effect of pain medications.

Hopefully Popeye’s power will do the trick with lots of fiber, and most importantly: great taste!

Peak Of Freshness!! Strawberry Lime Smoothies

Posted by Linda Van Rossen on 6/19/2013 to Dysphagia & Oral Motor Control
Spring’s freshest berries make this smoothie drink irresistible!!

Summer Fresh Mango Smoothie

Posted by Linda Van Rossen on 6/12/2013 to Dysphagia & Oral Motor Control
Treat yourself to this yummi-licious blend of mango, pineapple,banana and honey.