How VoiceFit started
Tor started VoiceFit at the beginning of 2020. She has worked in the NHS as a speech therapist for almost 15 years and is currently employed as Clinical Lead Speech Therapist in the Upper Airway Service in Oxford. She has also practiced privately since 2014.
VoiceFit comes from a place of passion for voice and for helping people overcome complex voice and upper airway disorders that can affect health and quality of life. Also from a desire to help all voice users protect their voices and throats from damage and enhance their instruments to reduce risk and prevent dysphonia.
VoiceFit specialises in the treatment of voice disorders but also chronic cough and athletes with Exercise Induced Laryngeal Obstruction. VoiceFit has good links with ENT doctors, respiratory physicians, respiratory physiotherapists and vocal coaches both in the NHS and private sectors.
Tor works largely online so that she can treat patients conveniently and efficiently and work with clients all over the UK. However clinic appointments are encouraged when possible and are available in West Berkshire.
Tor offers 1:1 supervision/training/coaching to speech therapists, speech therapy assistants and students who want to further their voice knowledge and skills.
Tor has created VoiceFit to Practise, a comprehensive online training course for the developing voice therapists, designed for SLT professionals who are new to voice therapy and are looking to develop alongside a caseload or in order to start working with a voice caseload in the future. It is flexible online learning, taking a modern approach to voice development with access to face to face supervision included.
Tor runs a webinar series for professional voice users, focusing on different professions and addressing the specific vocal challenges they face and how to overcome them.