Specialties

  • Voice Therapy

  • At the Centura Health Center for Therapy at Parker Adventist Hospital, our certified speech-language pathologists are able to provide voice therapy for a variety of voice disorders and pathologies.

    Our voice evaluation includes objective voice measurements and a perceptual assessment of vocal techniques and patterns that the patient uses for speech. Through the use of various Kay Elemetrics software, we are able to quantify the voice signal with respect to quality, pitch, loudness and variability. We tailor an individualized treatment plan for each patient. Voice therapy sessions are designed to improve vocal quality, efficiency, strength and function, while minimizing damage to the voice.

    Conditions we treat include:

    • Hoarseness (dysphonia/aphonia)
    • Traumatic laryngitis
    • Paradoxical vocal fold movement
    • Muscle tension dysphonia
    • Sports-related vocal cord dysfunction
    • Neurologic voice disorders such as those related to Parkinson's disease, brain injury and stroke
    • Vocal cord paralysis/paresis
    • Spasmodic dysphonia
    • Presbylarynx
    • Bowed vocal folds
    • Vocal fold granuloma
    • Vocal fold growths (lesions) such as nodules, polyps, cysts and ulcers
    • Chronic cough
    • Nasal-sounding voice
    • Abnormal pitch (too high/low)


    Treatment may include voice therapy techniques such as:

    • Vocal abuse reduction program
    • Relaxation training for head, neck and upper body
    • Circumlaryngeal massage
    • Pitch or intensity monitoring
    • Respiratory retraining
    • Vocal function exercises/strengthening
    • Resonant voice therapy
    • Confidential voice method
    • Lee Silverman voice therapy
    • Visual/auditory biofeedback


    To schedule an appointment, please call 303-269-4590

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