Mandy Lee and Amber Sullivan make up the speech-language pathology team for Lighthouse Therapy at Singing River Skilled Nursing Facility in Gulfport, MS. Over the past 6 months, they have achieved success integrating ACP’s OmniFlow™ Breathing Therapy Biofeedback System into their dysphagia and speech therapy practice.
Lighthouse Therapy is currently the only company on the Mississippi coast to offer the OmniFlow™ technology for rehabilitation.
Mandy and Amber have found OmniFlow™ useful in treating patients with a variety of diagnoses, including those recovering from COVID-19. The team notes, in conjunction with swallowing exercises, this system has helped their patients with dysphagia improve oral intake and airway clearance needed for proper nutrition and hydration.
A patient recovering from COVID-19 and pneumonia had difficulty swallowing, anxiety, dyspnea, pain during exercise, and required 5 liters of oxygen via nasal cannula. During his treatment, OmniFlow™ was utilized to address swallow-respiration coordination, as he exhibited poor oral intake of only 25% during meals. Following therapy, he had decreased incidence of dyspnea, was free of pain and anxiety, no longer required supplemental oxygen, and was able to consume 100% of meals (improving his nutritional status).
Mandy and Amber’s willingness to explore emerging interventions
and rehab technologies and their dedication to improving patient outcomes in swallowing and speech therapy, make them “clinical champions!”