Our newest addition to the TheraSIP® Family of swallowing treatment products! CTAR® Ball Premium offers the same resistance as the CTAR® Ball Original except with refinement of the soft, thin feel of the ball’s skin and its ability to be adjusted to the size of the patient via reducing or adding air. This ability to adjust the size without losing the resistance or the shape allows for better comfort for the patient.
This product is based on research by Yoon WL et al. (2014), “New Method For Enhancing Suprahyoid Activity Using a Shaker-type Exercise”.
CTAR Ball ® Chin Tuck Against Resistance is a swallowing rehabilitation method used for enhancing suprahyoid muscle activity in lieu of using a sustained head lift (Shaker-type) exercise. Use of the CTAR BALL® works to help with the opening of the upper esophagus which allows food to enter the stomach. It works well with elderly clients and for those with neck difficulties who are unable to do the sustained head lift. The CTAR BALL® can be used for both isometric (sustained) and isokinetic (sustained) exercises. It also can be used for jaw rehabilitation- JOAR Jaw Opening Against Resistance exercises. Included is a wallet-sized instructional card which can be written on to designate the prescribed number of exercises the clinician recommends for the patient.
Ideal addition to any pharyngocise program for post radiation patients.
CTAR® Ball Premium comes with inflation air pump or by itself and has been engineered specifically for chin tuck against resistance exercise.
Clean with warm soap and water.
CTAR Premium Ball is made of safe 100% PVC. If any skin response is seen, discontinue use immediately.