Compensatory Therapy

  • Anju Elsa Varghese
  • Krishnakumar Thankappan


Compensatory strategies are intended to improve the swallowing in an immediate but temporary manner. Usually, they do not involve the strengthening of the musculature. Most often, food is involved while carrying out these techniques and hence termed “direct.” There are mainly three compensatory strategies: (1) postural modification, (2) diet modifications (texture and volume modifications), and (3) sensory enhancements.

Supplementary material

Video 12.1

Chin tuck compensatory maneuver (MP4 12,368 kb)

Video 12.2

Head turn (MP4 23,801 kb)

Video 12.3

Head tilt (MP4 24,528 kb)

Video 12.4

Head back (MP4 14,479 kb)

Video 12.5

Jet feeding (posterior placement) (MP4 33,507 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anju Elsa Varghese
    • 1
  • Krishnakumar Thankappan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Head and Neck Surgery and OncologyAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Vishwa VidyapeethamKochiIndia

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