Laryngeal Myofascial Release for Voice

This hands-on course will equip healthcare providers with the knowledge and technical skills needed to effectively use Laryngeal Myofascial Release (MFR) techniques in the clinical setting. The use of Laryngeal MFR therapy may significantly improve the functions of the vocal tract in patients with occupational dysphonia.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for practicing physicians, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, residents, and students.



  12:00 - 1:00 PM            Registration
   1:00 – 1:15 PM  Welcome and Introduction to the Course
   1:15 - 2:00 PM  Lecture:  Head and Neck Anatomy
   2:00 - 3:00 PM  Lecture: Head and Neck Landmarks and Palpation
   3:00 - 3:00 PM  Break
   3:15 - 3:45 PM  Lecture: Principles of Myofascial Release
   3:45 - 5:00 PM  Lab: Introduction to Myofascial Release



  8:30 - 9:00 AM  Registration
  9:00 - 10:30 AM  Lecture and Lab: Anterior Neck Protocol Part 1
 10:30 - 10:45 AM  Break
 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM  Lecture and Lab: Anterior Neck Protocol Part 2
 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  Lunch (included in registration fee)
  1:00 - 1:30 PM  Demonstration: Putting it All Together
  1:30 - 3:00 PM  Lab: Putting it All Together
  3:00 - 3:15 PM  Break
  3:15 - 5:00 PM  Evaluation and Assessments
  5:00 PM  Adjourn

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Recall relevant anatomical structures within the head and neck
  • Apply conceptual knowledge of anatomy by palpating required landmarks within the head and neck
  • Discuss the principles, indications and contraindications for myofascial release
  • Perform myofascial release technique to soft tissue structures with guidance
  • Recall the steps for analysis of the vocal and pharyngeal tracts
  • Perform each step of the anterior neck protocol with guidance
  • Assess a vocalist volunteer using the anterior neck protocol with supervision
  • Treat a vocalist volunteer using myofascial release technique with supervision
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the performance of myofascial release technique to head and neck structures



Yein Lee, DO, MMS Sajid A. Surve, DO
Dr. Lee is an Assistant Professor at UNT Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Surve is an Associate Professor at UNT Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas.  


Course Fees

$395.00 for physicians

$325.00 for physcial therapists, speech-language pathologists, and occupational therapists

$250.00 for non-UNT students (For groups of 3 or more, use discount code GROUP10 for 10% off)

$195.00 for UNT students

For UNTHSC alumni and preceptors, please call the INCEDO Office at 817-735-2539 for a $25 off discount code.



The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 10 hours of AOA Category 1A CME credits.  Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physical Therapists

UNT Health Science Center is accredited by Texas Physical Therapy Association, Provider 1810035TX. This activity is approved for 10.00 CCU for PTs and PTAs. For successful completion, a participant must attend the program, complete the evaluation, and request credit online at conclusion of the activity. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

ASHA Speech-Language-Hearing 










This course is offered for 10 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area).

TOTA Occupational Therapy

Laryngeal Myofascial Release for the Vocalist - Anterior Neck Protocol for Dysphagia and Dysphonia is a TOTA Approved Course. This course has been approved for 10 hours of OT Education. Course #346-05.


The University of North Texas Health Science Center presents this activity for educational purposes only.  Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgement while engage in the practice of medicine.  The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.


In accordance with the appropriate accrediting bodies, all planners, teachers, and authors with control over activity content are required to disclose to the provider any relevant financial relationships (those held by the planner or significant other, currently or within the last 12 months) with commercial interests. Accredited providers are required to provide this information to learners before the start of an activity.

The following is a list of the faculty, along with any information they have disclosed regarding their relevant financial relationships.

· Yein Lee, DO, MSS has nothing to disclose.
· Sajid A. Surve, DO, FACOCPMR has nothing to disclose.

Special Services

If you require special assistance to participate in this activity, please call Carol Scott at (817) 735-2539.

Cancellation & Refund Policy
​Cancellations made in writing before September 25th will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after September 25th will only receive a refund of 50% of their total registration fees. No shows are not eligible for a refund.