Effect of neuromuscular electrical stimulation on labial and lingual weakness: A single-case preexperimental study

Mohammed F. Safi, Wilhelmina Wright-Harp, Jay R. Lucker, Joan C. Payne, Ovetta Harris

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Abstract

Objective: This study explored the effect of facial and submental neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) in individuals with lingual, labial and buccal weakness. Method: An ABC/ACB design was used. Two male participants who acquired cerebrovascular accident (60 years) involved in this study. Both engaged in 2 treatment phases. One phase included performing an oral motor exercise program in conjunction with the NMES. Second phase included performing only oral motor exercise program. Results: Submental NMES did not have any effect on lingual strength. However, facial NMES had positive effect on labial strength in the 2 participants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-154
Number of pages10
JournalTopics in Geriatric Rehabilitation
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dysarthria
  • Facial muscles
  • Labial weakness
  • Lingual weakness
  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation
  • Oral muscles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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