Jacob Lieberman

Laryngeal Manipulation Course – 2 day Intensive


Course Curriculum

The Application of Osteopathic Medicine in the management of Muscle Tension Dysphonia and associated Symptoms

Jacob Lieberman DO MA Reg Osteopath and Psychotherapist

Specialist Management Vocal Crisis

The course covers detailed review of the functional anatomy of the Larynx and breathing apparatus (not as a landmark), referral criteria to Otolaryngologist, points in history taking and more.

The course demonstrates how “touch” therapy can be used for: examination, diagnosis, treatment and an additional tool to gather insights and understanding of the patient’s emotional states of mind

The course is based on lectures and a good deal of hands-on Practice of Laryngeal examination and introduction to techniques.

  1. The course combines theory, years of clinical experience in practice with lots of hands on work.

The aim being the development of sensitive palpatory skills so that examination and treatment becomes “tissue specific” to the level of the individual muscle or joint.

The final aim: for participants to have a good knowledge and understanding of the laryngeal mechanisms, and to be able to physically examine the larynx.

Once palpatory skills are at a satisfactory level, specific techniques become much more efficient, tissue specific, SAFE and most important, can be tolerated by the voice patient.

  1. The practice part of the course involves sitting and/or lying (on plinths or on yoga mats on the floor, for breathing practice).
  1. The subjects covered in details:

4.1       Posture related voice problems,

4.2       TMJ complex,

4.3       Supra-Hyoid mechanism

4.4       Floor of mouth,

4.5       Base of tongue,

4.6       Middle constrictor,

4.7       The hyoid bone,

4.8       Inferior constrictors,

4.9       Thyro-hyoid mechanism,

4.10     Crico-thyroid muscles and joint,

4.11     Inferior straps

4.12     Breathing mechanism.

If time allows, dependent on participants’ experience, basic procedures will be practiced: pubophonia, Globus, diaphragmatic breathing.

Who can take the course?

The size of the group is limited due to close supervision.  The maximum number is 26

It is opened to practitioners such as laryngologists, SLP, Massage therapists, and Physiotherapists with an interest in voice. Practitioners who are interested in practical singing physiology like voice coaches and professional voice users and singers, will find this course useful for the diagnostic part and referral criteria.

At the end of the 2 days course all participants will receive a certificate and pdf of the presentation.


Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December 2017


Studio 3, The Udrang Academy, Finsbury Town Hall, Roseberry Avenue, London


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