Vocal Fold Injuries


Vocal fold (vocal cord) injuries, also known as vocal fold lesions, are benign (noncancerous) growths that include nodules, polyps and cysts.  All can cause voice changes like hoarseness and may be associated with vocal overuse or vocal fold trauma.

"Liz Platt was wonderful to work with. I visited her only once before my surgery. She immediately gave me exercises to work on after the surgery before we met again. When we met after my surgery, she was able to pinpoint what my issues were (the surgeon said I was at risk for doing the same thing to my vocal cords in the future) and gave me tons of strategies to get my voice to be the best it can be. She is very knowledgable and I only wished I would have gone to see her months before my surgery. I highly recommend her for any vocal cord related issues." 

- Denise Swanson

"I was diagnosed with nodules on my vocal cords which caused my voice to sound raspy.  I work with 1st graders teaching reading and also sing in my church choir so a healthy voice is very important to me.  My doctor recommended I see Liz Platt, speech therapist,  to help me recover my normal voice. I was skeptical about seeing a speech therapist but am now glad I did.  Liz is professional but also warm and friendly.  I felt like she cared about me as a person as well as my voice.  I did not love the exercises she gave me but found that they produced results. I now have tools that I can use for the rest of my life to help keep my voice healthy and strong.  When I feel myself pushing my voice, Liz' voice in my head helps me pull back and breathe.  Thanks so much for all the time and effort you put into helping me." 

- Barb Schaper

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