Shoulder Pain Secret

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Today I have a REAL treat in store for you.  Dr. Perry Nickelston, owner of Stop Chasing Pain, has written a guest blog post for me. I first found Dr. Perry through his podcast: Stop Chasing Pain.  Dr. Perry is a DC who specializes in using laser therapy to treat people.  When I was doing research on my shoulder pain …

Identfying Shoulder Pain Part 2 – What to Do About It

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Additional Disclaimer Before I continue this post, I would once again like to state that I am not a licensed medical professional and this post is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any medical injury, disease, cause, condition or ailment.  If you suffer from any type of pain you should seek the cousel of a qualified medical professional.  A …

Shoulder Pain Part 1

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One of the most common ailments among musicians, especially flutists, is shoulder pain.  I myself suffer from it due to a myriad of reasons.  Sometimes it can be helped, sometimes not, but most of the time there is hope for us that we do not have to play in pain.  Before we can attempt to fix the problem, we have …

What Interests You?

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So as you all know, I have two main passions when it comes to career: Music and Fitness.  I’ve gone into mostly uncharted territory with promoting myself as a Musician Health Coach, or a personal trainer for musicians.  What does that mean to you, though?  What does that mean and what do I do and how does that actually benefit …

De-Mystifying Support and the Diaphragm

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As a wind instrumentalist, and especially as a flutist, I hear this question a lot: “What is support?” which is usually followed by this statement “Make sure you breathe/support from the diaphragm“. I hate to tell you, but that is absolutely impossible.  The intentions, when this statement is said, are good, but let’s talk about the diaphragm for a minute. …

3 Exercises + 1 for Core Strength and Stability

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As I was reading through my Google Reader this morning, I came across this blog post: 3 Stability Exercises to Strengthen Core Muscles. (I’m going to use her images here, I give her credit for finding them!)  As I was reading I thought “what a great idea for flutists!”  Americans as a whole are horrifically lacking in core stability.  We …

Great Fitness Deals

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Free Shipping Sale at Perform Better There is a really nice sale going on at Perform Better.  For only another couple of days they are offering FREE SHIPPING!  Why should you care?  Well, besides big stuff (which, if you are interested in purchasing some dumbbells, kettlebells or other things similar in nature – this would save you a TON of …