Vocal Cord Dysfunction

Often MISDIAGNOSED as exercised induced asthma!

Breathing Exercises

Quick Test: 

  • Place hand on belly and slowly inhale.
  • Does your stomach go up (out) or down (in)?
  • Under normal conditions, a person’s belly will go out. 
  • Athletes with VCD typically experience the opposite.
  • Watch a sleeping dog or baby to visualize what the belly should be doing. 

These breathing exercises are NOT a simple fix.

It requires focusing on breathing even during the course of intense competition. 

Seeking a Speech Pathologist specializing in VCD is ADVISED.

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