Swallowing Exercises for Dysphagia: Masako Maneuver
Singapore General Hospital (SGH) Speech Therapy Department shares the Masako Maneuver exercise to improve swallowing for people with Parkinson's disease.
The Masako Maneuver
is an exercise to strengthen the back of the tongue to improve swallowing in Parkinson's disease patients.
How to do the Masako Maneuver exercise
To strengthen the back of the tongue.
1. Stick your tongue out and hold it between your teeth and lips.
2. You can use gauze to hold it if necessary.
3. Swallow saliva with your tongue in this position.
4. Release your tongue.
5. Do this ____ times.
4. 重复上述的步骤 _____ 次。
This information was provided by the
Singapore General Hospital (SGH)
Speech Therapy Department, a member of the