Laryngeal control therapy teaches patients how to prevent or quickly resolve episodes of shortness of breath caused by vocal cord dysfunction.
This is done through a combination of breathing exercises designed to help the vocal cords fully open and relax during episodes of shortness of breath.
Therapy includes education on ways to improve laryngeal health and hygiene.
Laryngeal control therapy may also be used to address chronic cough or throat clearing associated with irritable larynx syndrome and is sometimes recommended in conjunction with medication.
Patients are typically seen for 2-4 sessions, approximately once every 2-3 weeks.