Restudy of the reclining position in swallowing rehabilitation Tomoko Iizumi 1 Keyword: 摂食嚥下障害 , 姿勢調整 , 代償法 , リクライニング位 , 摂食訓練 , dysphagia , posture technique , body positions , reclining position , swallowing pp.40-47
Published Date 2019/3/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.6001200214
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 Posture techniques, which potentially change dimensions of anatomic structures and direction of food flow, have been utilized to promote safe swallowing in patients with dysphagia. The reclining position, which is one of the posture adjustment methods, is the posture in which the body trunk is inclined backward close to the supine position. The effects of this posture technique have been verified in studies that used small amount of liquids, and it has been clinically used extensively for recovering patients' swallow. However, the influence of the reclining position on eating solid food, which requires chewing, has not been actively studied so far, although this technique has been used for daily meals with various food as well as for swallowing therapies. Clarifying the influence of the reclining position on eating with mastication will elucidate therapeutic effects on intake of a variety of foods. In this paper, the author aims to restudy the reclining position in eating and swallowing rehabilitation by referring to recent findings on alteration of eating and swallowing functions caused by the reclining position.

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