Rehabilitation of voice disorders
As a phoniatrists, a vocalists giving concerts for many years, a singing teacher, and previously a student at the vocal-acting faculty, I have developed novel forms of functional rehabilitation of voice disorders.
The majority of medications used in treatment of voice disorders (e.g. glucocorticosteroids) has a symptomatic effect, which means that they treat the effects and not the causes. It is believed that diseases such as vocal fold nodules, swelling or repeated discharge to vocal folds are often the consequence of improper use of voice. In order to treat them, in addition to application of medicines, physical therapy or surgical treatment, it is necessary to undergo rehabilitation in order to speed up the process of healing and minimalize the risk of recurrence of the problems in the future.
During rehabilitation, I work with the patient on implementation of the rules of proper voice emission, by an improvement of the breathing-phonic-articulation co-ordination, restoration of proper breathing tract, and relaxation of neck muscles.
I encourage treatment of the causes of voice disorders.