BLA CONNECTIONS | Series 2,   Episode 2 

The Manchester Voice Clinic on Virtual Clinics

Natalie Watson is joined by Sadie Khwaja, Joanne Favilli and Paul McKenna of the Machester Voice Clinic to discuss their experience during the pandemic and the need to pivot to virtual clinics.

Sadie  Khwaja  – Consultant Laryngologist based in Manchester, serving the Great Manchester area and tertiary referrals from outside the region.  Practising Laryngology for over 8 years.

The Manchester voice team treat all benign and premalignant laryngeal pathology from diagnosis to treatment whether that be dedicated disease-specific therapy, LA office procedures, Botox clinics to tubeless micro laryngeal surgery. Running dedicated dysphagia clinics with a TNO dilatation/laser service and a biopsy service along with her head and neck colleagues and is a member of a complex adult airway MDT.

Joanne Favilli –  Consultant Speech & Language Therapist specialising in Clinical Voice Disorders at Wythenshawe Hospital in South Manchester. She is the SLT lead in weekly Joint Voice Clinics, Voice Therapy Clinics and fortnightly Local Anaesthetic Injection Thyroplasty Clinics. Joanne is responsible for education, research and development opportunities within the voice service. She is also a Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Voice Disorders at the University of Manchester

Paul McKenna – Specialist Speech and Language Therapist working in Clinical Voice Disorders and Singing Voice Rehabilitation at Wythenshawe Hospital (NHS) in South Manchester. Paul works alongside Sue M Jones in weekly professional voice users clinics, where high-level voice users are assessed endoscopically and then rehabilitated via highly individualised voice therapy.

Alongside working primarily in the therapeutic rehabilitation of performers with complex voice impairments, Paul is a certified NLP practitioner and has a background in Hypnotherapy, skills which have led to a significant interest in the psychological factors impacting on vocal performance.

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