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Considerations for Myofascial Release Techniques in the Treatment of Voice Disorders

presented by Wendy D. LeBorgne, PhD, CCC-SLP

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Financial: Dr. Wendy LeBorgne receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Dr. Wendy LeBorgne has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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This course will provide an overview of the history of myofascial release therapy, anatomy and physiology of the fascial system, how it may be applied within the clinical context of voice disordered clients, descriptor of MFR techniques, and applied demonstration of MFR with patients. Upon completion, participants will be able to describe and discuss origins, terminology, and meaning of MFR.

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Wendy D. LeBorgne, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Wendy LeBorgne is a sought-after voice pathologist, speaker, author, and master-class clinician regarding vocal wellness and vocal athletes. Dr. LeBorgne actively presents nationally and internationally on the professional voice, with more than 100 presentations on vocal wellness and vocal athletes. Her 20-year career as a voice pathologist and singing voice specialist includes serving as…

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1. Origins of Myofascial Release Techniques (MFR)

This chapter will focus on the history and development of myofascial release as a therapeutic modality. Discussion regarding terminology and technical demonstrations is included.

2. Overview of Fascia

This chapter will focus on “what is fascia” from a structural and body integration standpoint. Participants will learn how and why fascia may be a contributing factor to restriction of movement and a potential cause for pain in the voice and swallowing population.

3. MFR Techniques

Descriptions and demonstrations of specific MFR techniques are the focus of this chapter. Release techniques as they may most commonly apply to the voice and swallowing population are described and demonstrated.

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