The human voice is a remarkable instrument that allows us to express ourselves, communicate and connect with others. However, vocal issues can impact individuals across various professions and backgrounds, affecting their ability to effectively use their voice. Vocal physiotherapy is an emerging field that offers hope and effective solutions for individuals experiencing voice-related difficulties. In this blog, we’ll delve into the world of vocal physiotherapy and how the team at the Headache Neck and Jaw Clinic, inspired by a recent course presented by Annie Strauch, is equipped to assess and treat vocal issues, collaborating with other health professionals to provide comprehensive care.
Vocal physiotherapy focuses on the assessment and treatment of voice disorders, encompassing a range of conditions, including muscle tension dysphonia (MTD), throat tension, voice loss. Muscle tension dysphonia, a condition characterised by excessive muscle tension during speech production, is one area in which vocal physiotherapy shines. Vocal physiotherapy employs a range of techniques to address myofascial, muscular and cartilaginous structures surrounding the perilaryngeal region. Manual therapy treatment, postural re-education, breathing mechanics and neuromuscular retraining can all help you in producing efficient vocal fold vibration and vocal production.
If you’re struggling with vocal issues, contact one of our qualified vocal physiotherapists to guide you on your journey to reclaiming the power of your voice.