The Shaker Exercise video was designed to assist in teaching clinicians and their patients the accurate performance, duration, and frequency of the Shaker Exercise. The video will help the patient accurately perform the exercise thereby attaining optimal strengthening benefits and ultimately rehabilitation of post deglutitive dysphagia.
In addition to the video, it is helpful to provide the patient with written exercise directions as well as having them demonstrate their understanding of the exercise sequence through performance of the exercise for the supervising clinician or caregiver prior to beginning the six week exercise program.
Remember to gradually work up to exercise goals according to the patient's perception of fatigue. Advance the exercise duration and frequency as tolerated. Use of a daily log to record accurate exercise performance will reinforce consistent exercise performance.
Make your exercise expectations equal your effort!