Healthy Habits and Injuries

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What kind of bodywork practitioners can help me be a healthier player and more relaxed and mindful performer? Every area has great practitioners... My favorite kinds are:

  • Massage (deep tissue and Thai massage)

  • Alexander Technique

  • Rolfing

  • Feldenkreis

  • Physical Therapy (if you have any pain)

  • Cranial sacral chiropractor

  • Acupuncture (make sure it's a good one!)

Some of my favorite resources include:

Cleveland Clinic
Dr. Lederman helped me in my recovery from two different injuries that affected my playing for many months.

Clinics for Performers
A comprehensive list of performing arts clinics in the USA.

Lip Service: Rehabilitation for the Injured Embouchure
Dr Vanderkolk and his colleagues have treated both colleagues and students of mine for lip injuries.

Dystonia Doctors and Mentors
Below is a list of recommended resources:

Jaw Pain Doctor
If you experience jaw pain that affects your playing, I recommend Dr Clayton Skaggs in St. Louis. MO

Injury Recovery and Emotional Healing

Angela Bilger has created a warm and compassionate resource of interviews with some of our friends and colleagues who have battled and recovered from performance injuries. Some great practical tips and seriously inspiring stories here!

Below are additional options physical therapy and other medical and bodywork sources around Philadelphia

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