THE SPINAL CORD The spinal cord is a long, thin, tubular bundle of nervous tissue and support cells that extends from the brain (the medulla oblongata specifically). The brain and spinal cord together make up the central nervous system (CNS). The spinal cord begins at the occipital bone and extends down to the space between the first and second lumbar vertebrae; it does not extend the entire length of the vertebral column. It is around 45 cm (18 in) in men and around 43 cm (17 in) long in…
Gastroenterology and Hepatology | Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, MD
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New Dysphagia Exercise: Chin Tuck Against Resistance, alternative to Shaker exercise
Alternative to Shaker Exercise: Chin Tuck Against Resistance (Yoon et al. 2014) When Shaker exercise was first introduced, the dysphagia community commended highly on it and was it very well received as the dysphagia world was seriously lacking in rehabilitation…
Passy-Muir Tracheostomy Pocket T.O.M.
Great tool for teaching patients, families and students about tracheostomy and speaking valves.