Greetings and thanks for visiting! My name is Dr. Brian Shute, Ph.D., CCC, LMT and I offer over 32 years of experience in our community. And within this time comes decades of continuing education in speech-language pathology, cognitive-communicative disorders, teaching, and the healing arts and sciences. I am a lifelong learner and I bring traditional, contemporary and holistic skills to the therapy tables. I am licensed to evaluate and treat patients in Washington, California, and Colorado, and I am a Nationally Board Certified Teacher in the area of Exceptional Needs. Whether or not it is *Board Certified Speech-Language Pathology Services, Medical Myotherapy, Consulting, or alaryngeal communication devices–I stand ready to build a professional relationship with you. Many of my patients are:

  • People suffering the aftermath of brain injury including traumatic injuries and stroke
  • People with decreased memory, attention, organization, sensory overload, and other cognitive difficulties
  • People with voice problems, paradoxical vocal fold movement, and laryngectomees
  • People who stutter
  • People suffering from mandibular pain, TMJD, whiplash, and headache
  • People with soft tissue pain/stiffness, scarring, arthritis and other related problems
  • People needing myotherapy or energy work for wellness

I invite you to call me today for a free telephone consultation. Scenically nestled and close-in to South Spokane we offer evaluation/therapy services for a variety of adult/pediatric communication, cognitive-communication, swallowing, and therapeutic massage needs. Therapies for:


  • Arthritis
  • Cancer Patients (including those who have ever had a cancer diagnosis)
  • Carpel Tunnel
  • Geriatric Myotherapy
  • Head-Neck-Back Pain
  • Headache
  • Hands/Wrists
  • Jaw Pain
  • Insomnia
  • Intraoral Myotherapy for muscle problems within the mouth
  • Neuromuscular
  • Myotherapy for the Professional Voice
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Muscle Retraining
  • Muscle Stiffness/Tightness/Pain Reduction
  • Muscle Tension Dysphonia
  • Myofascial Release
  • Pediatric Myotherapy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pregnancy Massage, All trimesters
  • Reiki Energy Work and Classes
  • Scar Mobilization
  • Shoulder Pain and Tightness
  • Sternal-Chest Wall Release
  • Stress Reduction
  • Temporal-Mandibular Joint Dysfuction (TMJD)
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Wellness Massage
  • Wheelchair Population
  • Whiplash
  • Targeted treatments for massage therapists and healthcare providers, singers, educators, and emergency personnel professionals.


  • Aphasia
  • Aphonia
  • Apraxia, Oral and Verbal
  • Artificial Larynx Devices: Training, Dispensing, Repairs
  • Attention Process Training
  • Back To Work Communication Assessment and Training
  • Brain Injury
  • Breath Support Training
  • Broadcaster’s Voice Training
  • Cluttering
  • Cognitive-Communicative Assessments and Treatments
  • Delayed Auditory Feedback for Fluency Disorders
  • Dysarthria
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphonia
  • Esophageal Speech
  • Exercise Induced Laryngeal Disturbances
  • Forensics, Expert Witness
  • Habitual Cough
  • Head and Neck Rehabilitation
  • Independent Medical Examination in Speech Pathology
  • Irlen Syndrome
  • Laryngectomy Rehabilitation
  • Memory Problems
  • Muscle Tension Dysphonia
  • Neuro-Communication Problems
  • Paradoxical Vocal Cord Movement/Dysfunction
  • Personal Voice Amplifiers
  • Post Concussion Syndrome
  • Psychogenic Voice Problems
  • Selective Mutism
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia (Strangled Voice) Treatment to be tried before Botox
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Stuttering
  • Swallowing Problems (Dysphagia)
  • Telepractice
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Transgender Voice Modification
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Nodules
  • Voice Coaching
  • Weak Voice

Our patients enjoy treatment sessions in a professional country clinic setting.  Services are offered by appointment. Inland Speech Pathology & Therapeutics is a place of treatments, healing and peace. You will find here no judgment, discrimination, or hype. Please come as you are.


We stock selected speaking devices for use after laryngectomy surgery, weak voices, and stuttering. The High Fidelity DAF Controller is a small, pocket size device that helps increase fluency for many people who stutter. Other equipment include artificial larynx batteries, chargers, and voice amplifiers. Also, we locally repair, tune, and service a wide variety of artificial larynx devices with certified technical skills and fast turn-around times. We can adjust devices for gender and match frequency settings of existing devices. Equipment and device repairs are provided to patients, clinicians, and facilities coast to coast. Please call or email us regarding what you need.


Speech Pathology Services: Generally private pay at the time of service. We are also in-network providers with Group Health/Kaiser, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Premera, Medicare,  L&I, PIP, and others. Package treatment plans are available. Checks, credit cards, health benefit credit cards accepted.

Therapeutic/Medical Massage Services: Generally private pay at the time of service.  We accept pre-approved L&I and some PIP insurers at this time. Package Plans available and services range from $30 – 120.  Checks, credit cards, health benefit credit cards accepted.


For Speech-Language-Cognitive Assessment/Treatment and Medical Massage we generally need a referral from your physician. Referrals can be faxed to us at (509) 448-1474. For Wellness Massage Services, Package Plans, and Energy Work we do not require a medical referral.

Thank you again for visiting and we look forward to building a relationship with you!


*American Speech and Hearing Association; American Massage Therapy Association; National Board Certified Teacher (Exceptional Needs Specialist); International Association of Laryngectomees; Educational Staff Associate; International Center for Reiki Training.