Can Exercise Improve Swallowing for ALS Patients?


In this video from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, watch the interview “Behind the Science” with Emily Plowman, PhD from University of Florida, where she discusses the importance of exercise and if exercising can improve swallowing for ALS patients.

Dr. Emily Plowman is an Associate Professor at the University of Florida in the departments of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences and Physical Therapy. Learn more about Dr. Plowman here:


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  1. JACK WILSON says:

    Is there a way to see what the exercises are? It would be interesting to see how the ALS population on, that would start doing the routines, evaluate it.

  2. Charlie says:

    We asked our ALS clinic if general exercise by pALS improved the prognosis. We also asked how swallowing exercises ameliorated the decline.
    It appears that doing exercises of any type, if physically possible, can make a pALS feel better all day, providing they don’t exercise to the point of exhaustion. It’s a terrific cheerer-upper.

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