Proper technique is a crucial component of maintaining and preserving a healthy voice. Often times voice users will seek evaluation for vocal complaints that result in healthy appearing vocal cords on imaging and no clear diagnosis. Issues with proper technique, both spoken and sung, are usually the cause of these complaints. Vocal therapy is a medical discipline that is geared, in part, towards the optimization of voice use, recognition of flawed technique, and treatment of preexisting pathology.
Los Angeles voice therapist, Amy Chapman, discusses the importance of voice therapy in treating common voice disorders and optimizing everyday voice use.