Voice Medicine Australia is a private practice, established by Dr Debra (Debbie) Phyland in 1993 comprising a team of speech pathologists who focus on clinical laryngology. We offer voice therapy, vocal unloading and laryngeal retraining to a range of professional and non-professional voice users and have extensive expertise in the management of voice and laryngeal disorders such as: muscle tension dysphonia, spasmodic dysphonia, vocal fold paralysis, vocal cord dysfunction, chronic cough and vocal pathologies such as vocal cord nodules, cysts and polyps. Voice Medicine Australia also provides pre and post-operative voice therapy along with voice coaching for both the speaking and singing voice, to improve vocal fitness and efficiency, reduce vocal fatigue and prevent injury.
At Voice Medicine Australia, our speech pathologists are highly qualified and experienced in the assessment and treatment of laryngeal-based disorders. We receive and welcome referrals from a variety of sources working closely with Ear, Nose & Throat, Respiratory and Allergy Specialists, Neurologists, General Practitioners, Physiotherapists and also the teams at the Melbourne Voice Analysis Centre and Monash Laryngology and Vocal Cord Dysfunction Clinics, to ensure a multi-disciplinary, high quality, evidence-based, efficacious and comprehensive approach to management.In addition, our speech pathologists have extensive experience working in acute hospitals and understand the importance of medical influences on voice.
Speech pathologists at Voice Medicine Australia are trained singers and performers so are able to provide further skill in this area of voice management. We are also active in furthering research in the area of voice, chronic cough and vocal cord dysfunction.
With voice therapy, we aim to inform you of the best ways you can look after your voice, give you an understanding of your voice or related breathing problem, decrease the impact of heavy vocal load and provide exercises to help restore the balance between your breathing, larynx (voice box), and resonators (mouth, nose). If you are having surgery to improve your voice problem, we can provide therapy before and after your procedure to help you get the best result.