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Treatment Overview

Voice Physiotherapy
Voice Physiotherapy

​Voice Physiotherapy is for all voice users (that means you!). Professional, amateur, and anyone who uses their voice a lot or has voice issues.

This may include:

  • High vocal load (may include singers and performers, teachers, lawyers, receptionists, lecturers, and radio announcers.

  • Increased effort or tension with speaking/singing (vocal fatigue)

  • Pain in the front of your neck (this can include people with Globus Pharyngeus)

  • “Tongue root tension” in singing

  • Vocal quality issues- breathy, quiet, raw or horse sound

  • Diagnosed voice conditions e.g Muscle Tension Dysphonia 

  • Return to voice use after vocal injury

  • Alongside other vocal treatments eg Speech-language therapy

  • Traumatic voice or neck injuries e.g. whiplash or sports injuries

Kristina works alongside Speech-language therapists, ENT's and Laryngologists, and can help send you to the right place if you're not sure who to see first. Even if there is nothing "wrong" with your voice, you can still book in for a "vocal tune-up" to make sure your voice is functioning as well as possible.

There is no need for a referral for Voice Physio treatment. All you need to do is get in touch.

If you would like to BOOK a Vocal Physiotherapy Appointment (either In Person via Telehealth), send us a message


Do you have a breathing pattern disorder? 

  • Feeling of 'air hunger' at rest or during movement / sport   

  • Disturbed sleep

  • Feeling anxious and uptight

  • Sore neck shoulders and back

  • Frequent sighing and yawning

  • Breathing discomfort*

  • Disturbed sleep

  • Erratic heartbeats*

  • Feeling anxious and uptight

  • Pins and needles

*Check with your doctor if you experience these symptoms

  • Upset gut/nausea

  • Clammy hands

  • Chest Pains*

  • Shattered confidence

  • Tired all the time

  • Achy muscles and joints

  • Dizzy spells* or feeling spaced out

  • Irritability or hypervigilance

  • Feeling of 'air hunger'

  • Breathing discomfort

If any of these sounds like you, you could benefit from retraining your breathing. This looks like a step-by-step process breaking down the basics of breathing and building up to breathing in speech, singing (if you're a singer), and exercise.  These exercises are personalized for you and take between 3-6 sessions to implement.

Take the official test by clicking the link below

Jaw (Temporomandibular joint)

Issues with the Jaw are common, but often preventable and easily treated with a combination of Hands-on, exercises and holistic management.  Jaw issues can be caused by a variety of factors, including clenching, tension in the muscles around the jaw, poor posture in the neck and upper back, and sometimes as the result of a trauma.

Common symptoms include:

  • Clicking, popping, or cracking when opening or closing your mouth

  • Limited jaw opening or closing or deviation to one side

  • Inability to fully clench your jaw or eat hard food

  • Jaw getting stuck open or closed

  • Ringing in the ear or ear feels blocked

  • Headaches

  • Pain in your TMJ and chewing muscles

Treatment includes:

  • Hands-on techniques to reduce pain, improve movement, function, and stability

  • Postural correction /re-education and neck treatment

  • Exercises to balance the jaw muscles and correct movement abnormalities

Get in touch today to see if Physiotherapy could be right for you

General Physio
General Physio

There are many reasons to see a Physio, Injury being the most common. It is also important to learn about your body before you become injured, especially if you are involved in any area of the performing arts. In other words, prevention is better than a cure.

If you are noticing a niggle, no matter how small, it could indicate a weak spot. We can get you sorted with an individualized program to prevent injury. 

Kristina can help you improve your posture, flexibility, turnout, control, and biomechanics of movement to take your performance to the next level.

If you do slip, or trip, or flip and injure your body, we can get you sorted. We understand the show must go on.

Voice Physio N.Z is ACC registered, so we can sort all the paperwork for you- no referral needed.​​

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