NATS - September 2017 Vocal Health and Wellness Blog

Preventative Wellness Screenings for Vocal Athletes

Vocal Wellness Screenings for Vocal Athletes: Setting the Stage for Vocal Health 
NATS Wellness Coordinator Dr. Wendy LeBorgne talks about her initiative as a voice pathologist to promote preventative wellness, specifically with vocal athletes. Although they function very normally, about 35-50% or more of elite performers do not have “normal” vocal folds. Just as a baseline physical exam is required for any student to play sports, singers entering a voice study program should start with a vocal screening to assess their baseline health.