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Facial-Oral Tract Therapy (F.O.T.T.)

For Eating, Swallowing, Nonverbal Communication and Speech

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  • Focuses on dysphagia as well as on oral hygiene

  • Provides an evidence-based translation of research into clinical practice

  • Includes photos of patients undergoing therapy

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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-51637-6
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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XIV
  2. F.O.T.T. Consensus Recommendations

    • Ricki Nusser-Müller-Busch
    Pages 21-26
  3. F.O.T.T.: Motor Control and Motor Learning

    • Karin Gampp Lehmann
    Pages 27-43
  4. Posture and Function: What Helps Us Swallow

    • Karin Gampp Lehmann, Heike Sticher
    Pages 45-72
  5. Eating and Drinking – Involves More Than Swallowing

    • Doris Müller, Jürgen Meyer-Königsbüscher
    Pages 73-114
  6. Oral Hygiene: An Interprofessional Concern

    • Daniela Jakobsen
    Pages 115-156
  7. Breathing and Voice: Speaking Again

    • Margaret Walker
    Pages 177-206
  8. Tracheostomy Tubes: A Blessing and a Curse

    • Rainer O. Seidl, Ricki Nusser-Müller-Busch
    Pages 207-230
  9. F.O.T.T. Assessment: An Ongoing Process

    • Margaret Walker
    Pages 251-263
  10. F.O.T.T. in Paediatrics: Eating, Drinking and Swallowing - with Confidence!

    • Ricki Nusser-Müller-Busch, Barbara Elferich
    Pages 283-313
  11. Back Matter

    Pages 315-324

About this book

The book offers a comprehensive approach to the assessment and treatment of disturbances in facial expression, oral movement, swallowing, breathing, voice and speech production caused by developmental and acquired neurological conditions. The principles outlined are used in patients with different etiologies (e.g. stroke, tumors, traumas).

F.O.T. T., developed by Kay Coombes, is a hands-on approach based on an understanding of neurological functions and the way we learn from experience. The approach aims to give the patient experience of physiological posture and movement using facial-oral functions in normal activities of daily living (ADL).  Rather than mere “exercises”, F.O.T.T involves meaningful activities aiming to promote participation, according to ICF criteria. 

Four main areas are covered: nutrition, oral hygiene, nonverbal communication and speech. Each chapter summarises the problems of severely ill patients and shows the clinical reasoning behind the solutions offered. Separate chapters discuss tracheostomy management and the training of the carers involved, including relatives. The chapter authors are experienced specialists (physio-, occupational- and speech-language therapists and physicians), whose contributions aim to provide interdisciplinary perspectives and translate latest research into clinical practice.

Keywords

  • neurogenic swallowing disorders
  • disturbed facial expression
  • breathing, voice and speech disorders
  • weaning from tracheostomy tubes
  • motor learning
  • postural control
  • 24 hours concept
  • nutrition
  • oral hygiene
  • non-verbal communication
  • speech movements
  • rehabilitation psychology

Reviews

“The book is easy to read … . I highly recommend the Book Facial-Oral Tract Therapy (F.O.T.T.) -for Eating, Swallowing, Nonverbal Communication and Speech. It describes a high level of professional theoretical knowledge regarding F.O.T.T., and I often use the book in my clinical practice, as a reference Book, as well as I use the Book in my teaching for Health Professional, where I both educate students and fully trained occupational therapists and other health professional staff.” (ergoterapien.dk, November 10, 2021)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Instructor for Facial-Oral Tract Therapy, Berlin, Germany

    Ricki Nusser-Müller-Busch

  • Physiotherapy Bahnhofplatz Belp, Belp, Switzerland

    Karin Gampp Lehmann

About the editors

Ricki Nusser-Müller-Busch, MSc, Speech and language therapist; (Neurorehabilitation). Licensed F.O.T.T. Instructor (F.O.T.T.®, Kay Coombes); Senior Instructor for Manual Dysphagia Therapy; Bobath therapist. Freelance provision of therapeutic services and technical guidance in hospitals, nursing homes, and during home visits. Cooperation on clinical practice guidelines for palliative care, larynx carcinoma and oral cancer in Germany. 

Karin Gampp Lehmann, Bsc, Physiotherapist Bsc, Physiotherapy Bahnhofplatz, Belp,  Switzerland (www.physiobelp.ch), Swiss Diploma in Craniosacral Osteopathy. Freelance tutor, supervisor, and teacher of treatments for dysphagia (postgraduate centers, hospitals and rehabilitation centers in Switzerland, Germany and Austria). Development and tutoring of the concept of Structural Interrelations in Dysphagia Therapy. Qualified moderator of quality circles for dysphagia and for peripheral facial paresis/Bell's Palsy (www.fazialisparese.ch). Advanced training in dysphagia therapy (Jerilyn Logemann, Susan Langmore, Gudrun Bartholome, Kay Coombes), craniofacial therapy (Harry von Piekartz, www.crafta.org) and neurodynamics (Nora Kern, www.noigroup.com).


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Facial-Oral Tract Therapy (F.O.T.T.)

  • Book Subtitle: For Eating, Swallowing, Nonverbal Communication and Speech

  • Editors: Ricki Nusser-Müller-Busch, Karin Gampp Lehmann

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51637-6

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-51636-9

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-51639-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-51637-6

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 324

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 142 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Neurology, Health Care, Speech and Language Therapy

Buying options

eBook
USD 44.99 USD 89.00
49% discount Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-51637-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 59.99 USD 119.99
50% discount Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 89.99 USD 169.99
47% discount Price excludes VAT (USA)