In this article you’ll find:
1. Illustrations: Where to place your hands when palpating a swallow (including variations for men and women)
2. How to Palpate a Swallow: Step-by-step instructions
3. FREE Printable download: ‘How to Palpate a Swallow’ Instructions
First Things First
Evaluating and treating dysphagia require high levels of training and skill.
This article is intended for Speech Language Pathologists or other qualified therapists with the appropriate training and competency to work with adults with dysphagia.
* If at any time you suspect any pharyngeal or esophageal involvement, contact the patient’s Primary Care Provider (PCP) and request a instrumental evaluation as soon as possible.
How to Palpate a Swallow
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