I think it should be the healthcare systems responsibility to make IQoro available. The device really makes a difference.
We can see that Petter's face has become more symmetrical, that he has made progress regarding speech and that meal situations have been facilitated.
The difference is like night and day compared with when I began.
The earlier method was to rehabilitate the swallowing function was very painful and is not allowed any more, but it showed that the musculature can be influenced.
14 days later I could swallow almost anything. It was a huge relief that spurred me on to continue the exercises.
11. Effect of IQoro training on impaired postural control and oropharyngeal motor function in patients with dysphagia after stroke.
IQoro successfully treats impaired postural control and oropharyngeal motor function in patients with dysphagia after stroke. The study show improvements are still present at long-term follow up.Read more
8. Effect of oral IQoro and palatal plate training in post-stroke, four-quadrant facial dysfunction and dysphagia: A comparison study.
This comparising study shows there is little difference between the effectiveness of palatal plate and IQoro neuromuscular treatments, but large practical and economic advantages in using IQoro.Read more
IQoro training improves oropharyngeal dysphagia and facial paresis in patients with stroke irrespective of time to intervention, age or gender. The presence or absence of facial paresis had no effect on treatment outcomes.Read more
5. Longstanding effect and outcome differences of palatal plate and oral screen training on stroke-related dysphagia.
This study evaluates if the oral training effect on stroke related dysphagia differs between two different types of oral appliances and if the training effect remains at a late follow-up. The result shows the improvements with IQoro are superior, and were achieved at far lower cost and in far shorter training sessions.Read more
Lip muscle training with an oral screen can improve both lip force and swallowing capacity in stroke patients. The results support earlier findings that physical lip muscle training can be used to treat dysphagia.Read more
Training with IQoro improves oropharyngeal dysphagia and facial paresis in patients with stroke irrespective of time to intervention, age or gender. The presence or absence of facial paresis had no effect on treatment outcomes.Read more
2. Reliable lip force measurement in healthy controls and in patients with stroke. A methodological study.
A prefabricated oral screen has shown promising results as a muscle self-training device to improve the lip function of stroke patients affected by oropharyngeal dysphagia.Read more