presented by Michael Groher
Financial: Michael Groher receives an honorarium from MedBridge for this course.
Non-Financial: Michael Groher has no non-financial interests or relationships with MedBridge.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Michael Groher, PhD, F-ASHA, Honors ASHA
Michael Groher is an Emeritus Professor of the Department of Communicative Disorders at the University of Redlands in Redlands, California. Dr. Groher has spent most of his career working as a medical speech pathologist in acute and long-term care settings. The majority of his hospital work was done for the Department of Veterans Affairs in…Read full bio
1. Esophageal Anatomy and Function
In this chapter, the participant will learn to describe the basics of the anatomy and physiology of the esophagus, including its neural innervations. The muscles of the esophagus and their mechanics are presented as detailed three-dimensional models.
2. Esophageal Disorders
Dr. Groher demonstrates how to classify esophageal disorders into either structural or motor etiologies. He then instructs how to differentiate between multiple disorders of the esophagus based on the patient presentation.
3. Esophageal Disorders Case Study
Dr. Groher presents the case study of a 62-year-old man with the complaint of solid food dysphagia localized to the throat. Test your knowledge gained from the course as you work your way through this interactive learning activity. Remember to download the worksheet and pause the video to record your answers.
4. Question and Answer
Dr. Groher discusses disorders of the esophagus with speech-language pathologist Dr. Robert M. Miller.