Updated: Jul 31, 2020
Join Louise Drysdale, physiotherapist, as she discusses manual therapy for laryngeal release - an allied health treatment rapidly gaining popularity in the rehabilitation and maintenance of vocal health and associated tension management. Louise will explain the concept of laryngeal manual therapy, who can benefit from treatment, self-maintenance and releases for singing teachers, as well as talking about knowing when it's time to seek treatment (or recommend it to your students). She will also suggest ways in which you can most effectively set up your studio to take care of your body and voice. It's been a tough few months and many of us are feeling the results of tension in our bodies and voices, whether it's through online teaching, emotional stress or simply winter chills - log in from home and learn about an aspect of self-care that is critical to our long-term sustainability as singers and singing teachers.
This free webinar is available to all financial members of ANATS as part of our National Member Webinar Series.
Aug 16, 2020
Louise graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in 2012. Since then she has worked treating many performing artists – dancers, musical theatre performers, musicians, production crew and vocalists- in Brisbane. She has also worked as an occupational physiotherapist for Qantas. In 2014 she was trained by Annie Strauch (Melbourne) in Vocal Unloading and has enjoyed exploring this area of clinical practice. Louise learns contemporary voice from Emma Wilson, enjoys performing in jam nights, amateur theatre and her voice can be heard singing on the Queensland Ballet Petit Pointers Syllabus soundtrack. Currently she is physiotherapist for Queensland Ballet (and Academy), working as “The Pre-Pointe Physio” and completing a research Masters in dancer bone health.