The Guardian Way - Designed by Clinicians for Clinicians
At Spectramed, we developed The Guardian Way to utilize the fundamental electrophysiological principles of neromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) which have been used in neurorehabilitation for over 30 years. We apply these principles to the treatment of dysphagia for patients of all ages.
Developed by expert speech-language pathologists, The Guardian Way is a fundamentally different approach for the treatment of dysphagia. The Guardian Way uses NMES and surface electomyography (sEMG) to promote improved strength, timing and reeducation of swallowing and facial musculature. Electrodes can also be placed on the face to treat oral dysphagia and facial paralysis.
The Guardian Way is a non-invasive, painless treatment administerd by a certifified SLP or medical professional that utilizes a small portable stimulator which generates customizable electrical pulses. These pulses flow through a wire (lead) to a pair of smal pads (electrodes) placed in the submental region under the chin. The electrical current passes through the electrodes into the body and stimulates the motor nerves that result in muscle contraction.
The Guardian Way