The evidence for laryngeal manual therapies in the treatment of muscle tension dysphonia

Summary: There is evidence that laryngeal manual therapy, in various forms, can be a useful primary intervention in cases of muscle tension dysphonia, although this is based on very few studies. A higher level of evidence is required, including randomized controlled trials, to investigate its role in comparison with other interventions. Studies are also needed to verify or refute the clinical observation that it is also an effective treatment for all voice disorders, including those of organic aetiology, when phonatory hyperfunction is a feature.

from Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery

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