When we hear someone’s voice, we are hearing movement. Air flowing past the vocal chords creates the unique sound of our voices. The chords are moved by muscles but, like any muscle in the body, they can function poorly.
Using his experience and applying the ConnectTherapy skills he has acquired, Greg Ryan has teamed up with a leading ENT Consultant in Harley Street who screens the patients for problems with the chords themselves (cysts, lesions, bruising etc). However, voice control issues can often be more to do with the connective tissues and muscles of the voice box working inefficiently due to postural and movement problems in the neck, trunk, or indeed anywhere in the body, rather than in something being wrong with the voice box itself – what we call a ‘distal driver.’ These drivers are determined with the whole body assessment and can be anywhere in the body, from an old shoulder injury to a niggling back you’ve ignored, or that tight hip when you run.
Patient Testimony – Voice Clinic
“Working with Greg has been transformative. I had been struggling with voice issues for at least 10 years, had tried numerous treatments and had all but given up on finding a solution. In my very first session at the clinic Greg identified the root of the problem [shoulder] and I saw improvement with every visit. Now, remarkably, I have my voice back. Greg’s expert and progressive approach to physiotherapy has made a huge difference to my life and well-being and I cannot thank or recommend him enough.” Jonny D