Voice and Swallow Problems and Solutions

Provided throughout Gainesville, Lake City, and Northeast Florida

We work with a variety of vocal pathology and diagnosis closely with your ENT physician. If you do not have one we will be happy to recommend one based on your symptoms and concerns.

We work with a variety of neurological diagnosis and how voice, language, speech and swallow intervention can play a role in improving quality of life. Not limited to but including:
1. CVAs
2. Parkinson's disease
3. Primary lateral sclerosis and Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
4. Myasthenia Gravis
5. Multiple sclerosis
6. Therapy includes and incorporates EMST150 based on individual findings

A stroboscopy is an exam in which you and your speech pathologist or ENT/Laryngologist work together to take images and video of the movement of your “voice box”. This allows your speech pathologist and you to develop a treatment plan to improve your everyday communication. The exam includes looking at a variety of patterns, frequencies, vocal fold phase closures, symmetry, amplitude and waves to determine the next steps in your care.

The following are common everyday voice concerns and symptoms we see:

1. Vocal nodules
2. Vocal polyps
3. Vocal cord paresis
4. Vocal cord paralysis
5. Granulomas
6. Leukoplakia, Hyperkeratosis, Cancer
7. Reinke’s edema
8. Laryngeal Edema
9. Laryngitis
10. Papilloma
11. Cysts
12. Presbylaryngis
13. Muscle tension dysphonia
14. Hoarseness: symptom that warrants further evaluation with your team
15. Breathiness: symptom that warrants further evaluation with your team
16. Throat clearing and coughing: symptoms warrants further evaluation

“Sometimes I believe in as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.”

- Alice in Wonderland

For an appointment, call (352) 283-0595