Pointe Coupee Homebound Health Speech Therapy Program Available to Treat Dysphagia


Pointe Coupee Homebound Health Services can provide VitalStim Plus therapy for patients with dysphagia or difficulty swallowing. VitalStim Plus provides neuromuscular electrical stimulation which helps recruit and re-educate muscles in the process of swallowing. Under the guidance of Pointe Coupee Homebound’s VitalStim certified speech therapist, Erin Cain, MA, CCC-SLP, patients partner in an interactive therapy that aids muscle strengthening to rehabilitate swallowing. Preset or customized programs allow the speech therapist to truly customize treatments while biofeedback and visuals create a patient focused experience that encourages engagement and achievement of goals.

The VitalStim Plus Electrotherapy and sEMG Biofeedback System projects live treatment progress onto a computer or tablet screen. The Screen Mirroring technology allows clinicians to guide patients through personalized, targeted swallowing exercises. sEMG biofeedback helps to increase effort and duration of swallowing attempts and to improve coordination. It also offers the potential for objective evaluation of swallowing function and patterns.

For more information about VitalStim therapy call (225) 638-5717.