Biodynamic Manual Voice Therapy (BMVT) is a gentle hands-on, integrated approach used to address the structural components related to vocal function, speech and swallowing. The word ‘bio’ means life and ‘dynamic’ refers to motion, change and progress. In BMVT, the therapist works in tandem with the patient to improve mobility, symmetry, coordination and strength in the structures necessary for respiration, phonation, articulation, resonance and swallowing. Function is restored through seamless integration of a variety of manual therapy techniques, including Myofascial Release (MFR), Strain-Counterstrain (SCS), Muscle Energy (ME), Visceral Manipulation (VM) and Craniosacral Therapy (CST).
Students will be taught palpation skills, as there is a great deal of emphasis on developing sensitivity as a means for specific evaluation and treatment.
BMVT is a holistic therapy. Students will also learn to facilitate healing and growth by supporting the mind, emotions and spiritual health of their patients.
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“I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your workshop. I have attended several hands-on training with SLP’s and yours was the best organized and monitored … The fact that there were two of you closely monitoring the room so any uncertainty, question or level of contact was monitored was exceptional. Thank you. I hope to be able to attend round 2.”
— Marina Gilman —
“I loved the course and workshop! I’ve been using the protocol with a tricky patient who loves it!”
— Pamela Rotondo —
“This is a great course, I highly recommend it. The small group set up allows ample of hands on and individual attention and feedback. Michele is very knowledgeable and has developed a simple effective protocol to follow in addition to many more manual techniques.”
— Hadas Golan —
“By far the best course I’ve ever taken–and the most relaxing! Michele blends explanation of technique with hands on practice. It was fascinating to experience what appeared to be simple maneuvers having a profound effect immediately on the partner on whom you are practicing. I look forward to practicing my new skills and taking the Level 2 course!
— Audria Clark —