Voice and swallowing disorder

Voice and swallowing disorder

****inscriptions early-bird jusqu'à 3 semaines avant la date du séminaire****

Walt Fritz, PT’s Foundations in Manual Therapy Seminar: Voice and Swallowing Disorders targets the patient populations of the
SLP/SLT and voice professional, as well as the massage therapist, physiotherapist, and occupational therapist with interest in treatment to issues of breathing, the neck, TMJ, tongue, and related areas/issues. The seminar is 14.5 total contact hours covering an examination of the science behind manual therapy, with a comprehensive yet straightforward narrative built and used throughout the class. Unlike many manual therapy trainings, this seminar relies on sound neuroscience and behavioral science principles to explain the impacts. Principles of manual
therapy are introduced and reinforced through guided and assisted instruction, all in the context of a patient-directed model of care.


Therapists with no manual therapy experience will find the class supports them through learning, while those with previous experience in manual therapy, circumlaryngeal manual intervention, and other forms of manual therapy will find Walt’s approach introduces further depth and meaning to existing models of care. Using a simple means of touch-based evaluation and treatment, you will work your way through the diaphragm and chest wall region, into the entire anterior neck, and finally, the mouth, tongue, and face, all while applying strategies to improve conditions of dysphagia, dysphonia, globus, articulation, and many other commonly encountered problems. In addition to targeting dysfunction, attention will be given to vocal performance. Manual therapy can be a valuable adjunct to existing evaluation and movementbased
treatment strategies, not necessarily intended only as a st