What is Voice Physiotherapy?
Vocal Physiotherapy is a specialized treatment of the vocal system.
The vocal system not only includes the voice box but also includes the muscles in your neck, your body position, breathing, tongue, and surrounding structures.
Because these structures connect like links in a chain, if one area is tight or weak it can affect the way your voice sounds or feels.
In a voice physio session, we use massage, physical exercises, breathing, posture, and other tools to help your voice work in the best way it can.
What we do
If you are a professional voice user, and a singer in particular, you are a vocal athlete.Similar to how a gymnast may have impaired performance if they have a tight muscle, or pain, the voice of a singer is affected by small changes in muscle tension in the voice.
If you have been noticing vocal fatigue, tension or pain while singing or speaking, issues with breath support, tongue root, or Jaw tension you may have tension in "vocal muscles"
Voice Physio can help release tension, maintain laryngeal mobility and tissue health.
Vocal Physiotherapy is not just for singers and performers.
If you have noticed that your voice is stopping you from enjoying conversation or maybe people ask you "what's wrong with your voice". Maybe you have a diagnosed condition, or maybe your voice is just not working the way you want it to.
Continue reading below or get in touch to see if Physio treatment is right for your voice
Do you have a sensation of a lump in your throat? Or maybe you have throat pain that won't go away? Maybe you've been to a ENT or SLT and been diagnosed with a vocal condition, or been told that there is nothing wrong on the inside, but yet, your pain conitnued.
Throat pain can be extremely frustrating, limit communication and connection, and quality of life. This is sometimes diagnosed as Globus pharyngeus.
Get in touch today to see if vocal release could help reduce your throat pain
Kristina is a Bradcliff breathing Physiotherapist and supports people with many types of breathing troubles. Breathing pattern disorders are common and can affect people of all ages and fitness levels.
Breathing treatment can include
Panic attacks and anxiety
Singers who can't get the breathing thing to stick
Breathing basics for everyday life
Click below to take the test and see if you might have a breathing pattern disorder.
Did you know that clicking, popping, or cracking when you open or close your mouth is a sign that you might have a jaw joint dysfunction.
This can also look like
Limited jaw movement
Pain or tension
Deviation to one side
Continue reading to see if Physiotherapy could help your symptoms.
Injury or ongoing pain/weakness can be stressful and worrying for performers, especially with your next show coming up. If you are a performer, it's important to have people on your team who understand your physical requirements, to get you back on stage as quickly as possible
Kristina is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and can help with a wide range of injuries and pain.
This clinic is ACC registered. We can sort the paperwork, no need to see your GP first.