Faith-Based Healthcare in DeLand, FL
Inpatient and Speech Outpatient Only
701 W. Plymouth Ave
DeLand, FL 32720
AdventHealth DeLand provides a nurturing rehabilitative healthcare environment for both inpatient and outpatient services. Our well-qualified therapists evaluate and treat a wide range of conditions related to speech and swallowing, including complications associated with strokes, neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, and cancer.
Modified Barium Swallow Studies
Modified Barium Swallow tests are often recommended for patients diagnosed with dysphagia or swallowing difficulty. This simple x-ray procedure allows us to observe chewing, drinking, and swallowing functions in real-time so that we can better assess the situation and develop an effective treatment plan.
Our dysphagia rehabilitation programs often incorporate an assortment of traditional and specialized therapy techniques to suit the needs of each patient. VitaStim® therapy uses neuromuscular electrical stimulation to strengthen and “retrain” the pharyngeal muscles in the throat. Our VitaStim®-trained therapists administer the treatment, usually in combination with therapeutic swallowing exercises.
A unique computer-based therapy tool, Visi-Pitch® helps our team analyze speech patterns and behaviors to evaluate various communication disorders. The state-of-the-art software can also be an essential part of recovery following a stroke or vocal cord injury. Patients simply speak into a connected microphone, often repeating words and syllables pre-recorded by their therapist, and the software provides real-time feedback with sounds and visuals to help them match the sound.
At AdventHealth DeLand, we are dedicated to helping you get the most out of life. Discuss your rehabilitation needs with healthcare professionals who care. Request an appointment today.