Have a Voice in Your Care
Whether your job revolves around your voice, stress has taken a toll on your singing, or you are having trouble expressing yourself, we are listening and ready to help. Because so many factors can affect the voice, it becomes extremely important that healthcare providers are equipped to look at the big picture, not just the symptoms. And the same goes for swallowing. Many times we take for granted how well this highly complicated movement works until it no longer does. And just like your voice, there are many factors that can impact your ability to swallow. This is where we excel - offering freedom of choice, a wide range of expertise, and access to many other supporting therapies and wellness strategies. Rehab on the Run prioritizes your ability to achieve complete wellness, and gives you a voice in guiding that process.
Your Voice, Your Choice!
Your voice is something that is uniquely yours - hence, vocal treatments should be just as specialized. The same can be said for your swallow. This skill behaves differently for everyone and thus needs a specialized approach for the optimum outcome. One major aspect of this approach is location. Receiving voice and/or swallowing therapy in your home can provide a sense of comfort, privacy, and control as you learn restorative techniques and exercises. Similarly, practicing vocal strategies at work can give practical, functional benefits you can apply immediately to the tasks at hand. No matter the cause of your voice or swallowing distress, Rehab on the Run offers a wealth of therapeutic options to address those concerns.
What is voice therapy?
Voice therapy consists of specific vocal exercises and behavior changes designed to help individuals achieve their best possible voice. After receiving a comprehensive voice evaluation, voice therapy may be prescribed as part of the rehabilitation process. Management of a voice disorder includes specific vocal exercises and a personalized voice care plan.
Anyone who frequently uses/used their voice as part of their profession or lifestyle may be at increased risk for a voice disorder, including teachers, singers, actors, fitness instructors, military personnel, clergy, lawyers, coaches, vocally energetic children, and retirees.
What is swallowing therapy?
Swallowing therapy includes strengthening and range of motion exercises paired with compensatory strategies training, prescribed after a comprehensive evaluation regarding the ability to swallow, protect the airway, and tolerate a minimally restrictive diet. People recovering from trauma caused by a head injury, neck surgery, or head/neck cancer can benefit from this therapy to achieve restoration and maximization of their swallowing capabilities.
Some other common medical conditions that impact swallowing over time include Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and dementia. Management for these conditions commonly involve maintenance exercises, specialized compensatory strategies training, and/or diet texture recommendations in the interest of lowering the risk of acquiring aspiration pneumonia.