University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute
410-448-2500 or 1-888-453-7626

Programs and Services

Outpatient Therapies

Outpatient Therapy Services at UM Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute


VitalStim™ Therapy for Outpatients with Swallowing Disorders


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We provide swallowing treatment using a technique called VitalStim™ therapy. VitalStim™ therapy is an innovative, non-traditional therapy that uses a small current, passing through external electrodes on the neck, to stimulate inactive swallowing muscles. It is the only technology cleared by the FDA for restoring the swallowing function.

The real world evidence is encouraging as VitalStim™ holds remarkable potential and abundant hope for an estimated 15 million Americans with swallowing disorders.

Our outpatient speech and language pathologists are certified to administer VitalStim™ therapy. We need a physician’s referral and insurance authorization for speech therapy services.

For more information or to arrange an appointment, please call 410-448-6421.