CHRONIC COUGH OR VCD/PVFM
Management for your upper airway disorder
Serving the greater Philadelphia area. Teletherapy visits are available for Pennsylvania and North Carolina residents.
If you have one or more of the follow symptoms:
Troublesome, dry, chronic cough
Upsetting or embarrassing coughing fits or episodes
Chronic throat clearing
Breathing episodes with a sensation of gasping for air or choking
Notable, restrictive sensation or tightness in the throat
Speech therapy can often help. Even if you've had symptoms for decades, research evidence and patient reports have shown that the therapy techniques and behavioral strategies taught often reduce or possibly eliminate your symptoms. Speech therapy exercises and strategies target behaviors that facilitate chronic irritation and muscle tension contributing to cough or VCD, as well as help rescue and maintain an open and relaxed airway. Visit my FAQ page for more details about the diagnosis and treatment of VCD/PVFM and chronic cough.