Exercise-Based Treatments Exercise-based treatments for treating voice are well established, supported in part by evidence-based outcomes and easy for patients to understand. They are protocol driven; allowing the therapist to document outcomes and, typically, produce positive results within short time frames. This brief perspective reviews some of the more popular and evidence-based ... Article
Article  |   March 07, 2018
Exercise-Based Treatments
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Christine M. Sapienza
    Communication Sciences and Disorders, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL
  • Bari Hoffman Ruddy
    Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Voice Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Part 1
Article   |   March 07, 2018
Exercise-Based Treatments
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, March 2018, Vol. 3, 27-33. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG3.27
History: Received June 9, 2017 , Revised October 12, 2017 , Accepted October 17, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, March 2018, Vol. 3, 27-33. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG3.27
History: Received June 9, 2017; Revised October 12, 2017; Accepted October 17, 2017

Exercise-based treatments for treating voice are well established, supported in part by evidence-based outcomes and easy for patients to understand. They are protocol driven; allowing the therapist to document outcomes and, typically, produce positive results within short time frames. This brief perspective reviews some of the more popular and evidence-based exercise or physiologically-based treatment exercises. These practical therapies are transferable to the home, utilized within a telehealth protocol, and represent an active and systematic process for both the clinician and the patient. The dosage and stimuli differ for each of the programs; however, each therapy program has well published descriptions and associated workshops for continuing education purposes. Finally, these techniques are useful techniques across the age span. Many of programs also provide websites or video links for demonstration purposes. Clinicians are encouraged to examine each in detail and utilize the many resources available for each program.

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