Activating a Weak Rotator Cuff Using the Body Blade

Have you heard of the Body Blade? It looks deceptively easy, but if you have any muscle weakness you’ll be shocked how difficult it is to control. This is an excellent tool for activating the weak muscles of the rotate cuff which can be especially painful in musicians such as flutists, guitarists, string players and pianists. Start out with 5 sets of 5 repetitions and gradually 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 →

Exciting Announcement!

After my NFA panel presentation on “Injury Prevention and Pain Management” I was approached by Mary O’Brien from FluteFocus.com about writing for her website on a regular basis.  I gladly said yes so keep a lookout for my articles there.  My first post is going to be about that very panel presentation topic.  I am very excited to be writing for FluteFocus.com on a regular basis Continue Reading →

The Most Annoying Part of Exercising

You know what annoys me most about exercising? It isn’t getting up early or making time for it in my day, it isn’t the study and research involved in my job, it isn’t the educational aspect, it isn’t the soreness or the dedication or any of the obvious things. It’s the increased oxygen flow to the brain that causes me to come up with so many Continue Reading →