Music Strong at University of Chattanooga

Yesterday I had the wonderful privilege of getting to present a 2-hour workshop to the students and faculty at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga.  Special thanks to Dr. Heather Small for organizing this event.  We had a great turnout and lots of class participation.  It was amazing to see how almost everyone had an ache, a pain, an injury previous or ongoing and lots of Continue Reading →

Foam Rolling Class in Hermitage, TN!

I’m very excited to announce I’ll be leading my first foam rolling class at Next Level Strength and Conditioning in Hermitage, TN. It’ll be 30 minutes of self-massage and just like a good massage, you feel pain followed by relief, difference being YOU are in control of the pressure. You’ll leave the session feeling more relaxed (or possibly more energized), with increase range of motion and Continue Reading →

Simple Thoracic Spine Mobility Exercises Everyone Can Perform | Mike Reinold

Simple Thoracic Spine Mobility Exercises Everyone Can Perform | Mike Reinold. This is an EXCELLENT post from Dr. Mike Reinold.  Equally helpful to musicians suffering from upper body pain, to those who sit all day and have shoulder, back and neck problems.  What Mike demonstrates in many of the videos below is actually outlined in great detail in the book “Inside -Out: The Ultimate Upper Body Continue Reading →

Sleeping Booty: Anterior Pelvic Tilt and Sleeping Butt Syndrome Part 2

What Can Be Done? This is, by no means, the definitive work and end-all be-all answer to this question.  I am not a doctor, a therapist or other medical practitioner and EACH situation is different.  Therefore, understand that these are suggestions, to be used in conjunction with possible other training modalities and may be contraindicated by your specific issue, so check with your doctor first if Continue Reading →

Sleeping Booty: Anterior Pelvic Tilt and Sleeping Butt Syndrome Part I

I have known for quite awhile now that my mom blessed me with a few things relating to my anatomy besides a nice smile and a non-functioning thyroid she also passed on to me her anterior pelvic tilt.  I have a strong suspicion that this is a major contributing factor to the mysterious chronic and migrating hip pain that I have been suffering from over the Continue Reading →