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Posture and Function: What Helps Us Swallow

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This chapter will outline the anatomical, functional, and biomechanical relationships between individual body structures and motor activities. These relationships will be used to explain physiological and non-physiological posture in general and swallowing in greater detail. Profound knowledge of functional relationships and the potential abnormalities resulting from neurogenic damage is highly applicable to the treatment of neurological patients. This enables the specific analysis and treatment of muscular and connective tissue dysfunctions, and the effects of postural changes. Isolated treatment of the facial–-oral tract without reference to the entire body can lead to undesired secondary structural changes which make the patient’s relearning of effective and safe movement patterns impossible.

Keywords

  • Posture
  • Dynamic stability
  • Punctum stabile
  • Punctum mobile
  • Os hyoideum
  • Larynx
  • Cervical spine
  • Hyperextension
  • Upper esophageal sphincter
  • Fascias

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Gampp Lehmann, K., Sticher, H. (2021). Posture and Function: What Helps Us Swallow. In: Nusser-Müller-Busch, R., Gampp Lehmann, K. (eds) Facial-Oral Tract Therapy (F.O.T.T.) . Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51637-6_4

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