What is Active isolated stretching for swallowing difficulties?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Active isolated stretching (AIS) is a form of therapy done to relieve tight or restricted muscles in the upper body/ jaw area related to swallowing.  The digastric muscle is responsible for swallowing and may become overly tight; therapy is done to relieve muscle tension in this area.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 4
Gait problems 1 4
Nerve damage 1 4
Stiffness/spasticity 1 4
Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) 1 4

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Active isolated stretching for swallowing difficulties

Side effect Patients
Post exertional fatigue or malaise 1

Duration

Currently going to Active isolated stretching for swallowing difficulties

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 4
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Active isolated stretching for swallowing difficulties.