The Swallowing Physiology Series: Pharynx and UES
Down the Hatch - The Swallowing Podcast · 54 minutes ·

The Swallowing Physiology Series: Pharynx and UES

In this last episode of The Swallowing Physiology Series, hosts Alicia Vose and Ianessa Humbert tackle both the pharynx and the upper esophageal sphincter (UES). This includes Down the Hatch Podcast (swallowing podcast)covers structure, function, and relevance to aspiration and residue for the pharynx and UES. We also discuss whether traditional exercises can really impact these structures as well as just plain old swallowing can... begging the questions: 1. Is swallowing the best treatment for swallowing? 2. What role do SLPs play in ensuring that patients get to practice swallowing with a wide range of bolus types?

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