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Osteopathy and Voice - Pilots and astronauts, vocal accelerations and decelerations



Pilots, especially military, and astronauts are constantly subjected to great physical and mental stress throughout their career, this is one reason why their fitness is a must to cultivate and care for.

The continuous accelerations and decelerations subject their bodies to continuous stresses and in addition to their body, their voice is also affected by these stresses. Laryngeal structures are structures in particular conditions of equilibrium, and many of these are in a condition of 'suspension' maintained by precarious balances and elastic forces that certainly allow the modulation of sound but which in turn, precisely by their nature, they may limit its functionality. Furthermore, astronauts are subjected to enormous variations in the force of gravity, sometimes in fractions of time, and therefore the control of the body's self-regulation systems are put to the test.