Equip your team and patients for better outcomes.
You’ve done everything to give your patients the best cancer care. Don’t let dysphagia overshadow all of your great work.
“I practically had to pry the Mobili-T out of my patient’s hands when she finished her treatment course. She had a really favorable experience with it and made substantial gains in normalizing her oral diet. The part I like best about the Mobili-T is that it’s easy to use and meaningful to the patients who use it. As a clinician, I no longer have to wonder how much exercise my patients are doing at home. The clinician portal opens that door for me and adds a whole lot of accountability to the patient’s program.”
Heather Starmer, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University
The key to better swallowing rehabilitation could be waiting in the palm of your hand. It’s about time dysphagia rehabilitation came out of the dark ages.
Care for Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) does not begin and end with treatment. Many patients struggle to relearn how to swallow following surgery and radiation. Even with survival, quality of life is drastically affected when pureed diets, feeding tubes or aspiration pneumonia are a part of everyday life. But there is help.
Your patients have been through a lot.
The Mobili-T System is a revolutionary adjunct to a swallowing exercise program. With Mobili-T, you can:
- Reduce the cost of care by speeding up recovery
- Use remote monitoring to oversee more patients at once, shorten waitlists, and bill more.
- Motivate patients to maintain their exercise program outside the clinic and monitor progress to achieve better outcomes.
- Minimize the time patients spend in-clinic and maximize the time they’re comfortable at home
Swallowing exercises are an important part of rehabilitation programs1-3. There is evidence that adherence to exercise programs improves outcomes4-5. But in many cases, Speech-Language Pathologists and patients do not have the tools they need to complete an exercise program. Patients lack the understanding and motivation to follow through. Clinicians are missing tools to teach, track and follow up.
Measurable improvements in swallowing function
Potential to decrease reliance on feeding tubes
Improved ability to swallow a wider variety of foods
“The ultimate goal for any cancer intervention is for patients to live cancer-free with the best quality of life possible. As a head and neck surgeon, I’ve seen how dysphagia destroys a patient’s physical and emotional well-being. It can undo all our efforts to give them the best possible outcome.”
Dr. Ron J. Karni, M.D. – Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
UTHealth Houston, McGovern Medical School
“I am pleasantly surprised by how much I love this, it’s so small, so light, and so well designed! The adhesive stayed on and I had the device on for two hours as I was charting.”
UCSD, Moore Cancer Center Clinician
“I made more gains in the six weeks wearing the device and going through that process than I did at any time prior in terms of my swallowing. Like I really felt it took me to a level like…I can do this. Maybe that will allow me to introduce this food. So the experience of the technology has been for me really, really positive.”
David Jamieson (HNC survivor / Mobili-T user)
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- Mashhour K, Abdelkader R, Abdelkader L, El Hadary S, Hashem W. Swallowing Exercises: Will They Really Help Head and Neck Cancer Patients? Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2018 Mar 27;19(3):797-801. doi: 10.22034/APJCP.2018.19.3.797. PMID: 29582637; PMCID: PMC5980858.
- Crary MA, Carnaby GD, LaGorio LA, Carvajal PJ. Functional and physiological outcomes from an exercise-based dysphagia therapy: a pilot investigation of the McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Jul;93(7):1173-8. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2011.11.008. Epub 2012 Feb 25. PMID: 22365489.
- Sia I, Carvajal P, Lacy AA, Carnaby GD, Crary MA. Hyoid and laryngeal excursion kinematics – magnitude, duration and velocity – changes following successful exercise-based dysphagia rehabilitation: MDTP. J Oral Rehabil. 2015 May;42(5):331-9. doi: 10.1111/joor.12259. Epub 2014 Dec 8. PMID: 25488830.
- Albuquerque LCA, Pernambuco L, da Silva CM, Chateaubriand MM, da Silva HJ. Effects of electromyographic biofeedback as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of swallowing disorders: a systematic review of the literature. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2019 Apr;276(4):927-938. doi: 10.1007/s00405-019-05336-5. Epub 2019 Feb 15. PMID: 30771061.
- Constantinescu G, Rieger J, Seikaly H, Eurich D. Adherence to Home-Based Swallowing Therapy Using a Mobile System in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors. Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2021 Nov 4;30(6):2465-2475. doi: 10.1044/2021_AJSLP-21-00026. Epub 2021 Aug 31. PMID: 34463544.