- Using the Chin Tuck Against Resistance exercise can be effective in exercising the suprahyoid muscles.
- Strengthening the suprahyoid muscles contributes to the upward and forward movement of the larynx and hyoid bone.
- This facilitates the opening of the upper esophageal sphincter.
The Chin Tuck Against Resistance (CTAR) ball enhances suprahyoid muscles.
The newest addition to TheraSIPs line of swallowing treatment products, the CTAR Ball is a new method for enhancing suprahyoid muscle activity using a sustained head lift (Shaker-type) exercise.
The CTAR ball works well with elderly clients and for those with neck difficulties who are unable to do the sustained head lift.