LIVE WEBINAR: All Hands on Deck: Introducing Manual Therapy Into Your Dysphagia Practice

February 8, 2024, 12:00-2:00pm EST. Recording available 2/9/24 through 2/29/24

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Course Details

Introducing manual therapy as an adjunct to your dysphagia intervention plans can optimize your patient outcomes. This two-hour webinar outlines various manual therapy techniques and how they fit into a traditional dysphagia therapy practice. The instructor will describe how to gain competencies in various manual therapy techniques. Patient populations who benefit from manual therapy will be discussed. Meeting documentation requirements, billing for services, and when referrals and collaboration would benefit your patient will also be explained.

Learning Objectives 

  • Name two swallowing impairments that could benefit from manual therapy in your dysphagia practice. 
  • Describe three manual therapy techniques/practices in which SLPs can become certified and/or competent. 
  • Outline how to appropriately document and bill for manual therapy services. 


  • 12:00: Intro to Manual Therapy - Where do SLPs fit?
  • 12:20: It's a Partnership! Patient-Driven Care
  • 12:30: Manual Therapy Training and Techniques
  • 1:00: Competencies vs Certifications 
  • 1:10: Documentation and Billing
  • 1:30: Roadblocks! Scarring, Adhesions, and Pain! Oh my! What do we do?
  • 1:50: Questions/Summary
  • 200: Adjourn

Joining the Webinar

You will find information on how to join and complete this live webinar and webinar recording  in the course portal located on our Thinkific dashboard once you complete the course registration. One the day of the webinar please log in approximately 10 minutes before the start time to ensure you do not have any technical challenges. 

Webinar Notice

Successful participation in this course includes completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher, then participants will automatically receive a course completion certificate.  

This course is offered for 2.0 Professional Development Hours. We can report your participation to ASHA if you choose for 0.2 ASHA CEUs, just be sure to include your ASHA number when you register. If you do not want your participation reported to ASHA, you have the option to decline on the course registration page.

Refund Policy

There are no refunds for this course, as it is offered both live and as a recording for a limited time. 

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or call 877-390-1887.


February 8, 2024 12:00 to 2:00 pm EST. Can't Make it Live? No problem! Recording Available February 9, 2024 through February 29, 2024!


  • Stephanie Rimroth


    Stephanie Rimroth

    Stephanie Rimroth M.Ed, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CBIST earned her Master's in Communication Disorders at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, and has since worked in acute care, acute rehab, skilled nursing, and outpatient settings. She is currently 1 of 12 Active Duty Speech-Language Pathologists serving as a Lieutenant in the United States Public Health Service Corps. Stephanie is stationed at Eglin AFB in the Neurology Clinic where she developed the Neurology Clinic's Outpatient Speech-Pathology Program. In addition, she collaborates with Eglin Pediatrics for infant feeding/swallowing and Eglin Dental for oral pain and temporomandibular joint disorder. Stephanie holds supplemental positions assessing and treating patients at Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast assessing and treating acute care adults and pediatrics in the neonatal intensive care unit. Stephanie has been instrumental in developing outpatient and adult speech pathology programs, as well as securing funding and implementing fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) programs. Stephanie has been utilizing various techniques and styles of manual therapy in her practice for over 7 years and recently completed Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Training through AOMT. Stephanie has a special interest in neurological diseases and disorders and dysphagia management. Disclosures: Ms. Rimroth will receive access to continuing education courses in lieu of financial pay for teaching this course. Ms. Rimroth has no non-financial relationships to disclose.