Do you need to keep your voice smooth for your next big show or audition?
Do you have to sing a lot and can’t afford to not have your voice at your best?
What can Voice Physio do for Singers?
1. The primary benefit of Voice Physio is to improve the efficiency of your voicing by removing tension in your key singing areas. i.e. larynx, neck, jaw, tongue. This is achieved by manual therapy techniques; intra-oral techniques may also be used when necessary.
2. It addresses limitations in other singing areas such as stiffness and tightness in your upper and lower back, ribs, diaphragm, and hips that may be hindering your access to good alignment.
3. Singers are athletes of the voice. Your Voice Physio will teach you strategies on Vocal Load Management using sports science principles.
4. Your voice is powered by your entire body. You will learn stretches to keep your body free and limber, and strengthening exercises to keep your whole body strong.
5. Voice Physio augments the treatment of your Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgeon (ENT) and Speech Language Pathologist (SLP).
Your voice is a musculoskeletal instrument and is subjected to overuse like the rest of your body.
Physios are expert in managing musculoskeletal conditions and are therefore well placed as a part of the Voice Team alongside your ENT, SLP, and vocal coach to help you keep your voice in top condition.
Voice Physio is a valuable tool to “service” the tools of your trade.
It typically takes about 6 weeks to address the relevant musculoskeletal matters for your voice. Once you’ve achieved a sound level of musculoskeletal efficiency for your voicing, you can choose to have tune-ups as you need.
When should you get Voice Physio?
1. You’re a singer with a demanding schedule and you want to keep your voice in top condition and prevent overuse injuries.
2. You have a busy period coming up in about 2-3 months and you want to start prepping for it.
3. Post-illness reboot, e.g. after cold & flu / cough / sore throat / sinusitis / allergy flares / laryngitis.
4. 1-2 days before your gig to tune up your voice for those already on an “as-need” basis.
5. You’re under the care of your ENT and/or SLP for a voice injury and you want physio to assist your recovery.