Lydia Hart is fast becoming a leading practitioner in Vocal Rehabilitation, combining her expertise as a voice specialist Speech and Language Therapist with her passion for wellbeing and holistic treatment. Lydia is known for being vibrant, caring and truly passionate about her work, and she strives to provide the best possible treatment for her patients. Additionally, Lydia is a singer herself, which expands her appreciation for the human voice as well as her skill set as a voice therapist, which is invaluable when working with elite level vocalists.
Lydia completed her four year BSc in Speech and Language Therapy in 2015, at the University of Reading. Lydia spent two years working with swallowing disorders, before undertaking comprehensive clinical training in Voice and Upper Airway disorders. Alongside her work at Voice Care Centre, Lydia provides NHS outpatient voice therapy as well as running the Joint Voice Clinic at Wexham Park Hospital, alongside renowned laryngologist Declan Costello. She is a trainer with the innovating Vocal Health Education and Vocal Massage Training UK. She has attended the Estill level 1 and 2 courses with The Voice Explained and has trained in Vocal Massage, Myofascial Release and further laryngeal manipulation, with Stephen King.
Lydia has vast experience working with individuals experiencing voice disorders such as muscle tension dysphonia, vocal cord nodules, cysts and polyps, vocal cord paralysis, as well as other upper airway complaints like globus, throat clearing, and chronic cough. Lydia has an extensive range of skills and treatment techniques, including postural and breath work, relaxation and mindfulness, and specialist voice rehabilitation exercises to enable return to full vocal function.
Lydia can also provide advice for management of acid reflux, respiratory conditions and nasal airway issues, as the effect of these conditions on the voice can be underestimated. Lydia genuinely cares about her clients, and uses her expertise to provide detailed assessment and diagnosis of voice problems, in order to deliver holistic treatment programmes tailored to suit each individual.