DtH 18: Wreak Havoc – Are you sure your dysphagic patients need strengthening?
This installment is focused on the topic of weakness and fatigue. Have you ever decided that one of your dysphagic patients needs strength training? If so, can you define weakness or fatigue? In this episode, we discuss weakness and fatigue with Dr. Leo Ferreira, an associate professor in the Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology at the University of Florida. He is a clinically trained physical therapist and scientist who studies muscle biology and aims to develop new therapies for skeletal muscle weakness in chronic diseases. Our aim in this podcast is to encourage clinicians who treat dysphagia to re-think whether their patients are truly weak, versus whether they have timing, range of motion, or even sensory abnormalities. Listen, consider, and enjoy!