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 →

Physical Fitness for Vocalists and Athletes Post-Surgery

Just because vocalists don’t hold an instrument doesn’t mean they don’t have specific muscle imbalances that can hinder their musical careers.  Meet Liz, a vocal coach and voice trainer here in Nashville who utilized our services to improve her posture, body awareness and freedom of movement to release tension in her neck, upper back and hips and can sing better than ever before! Susan is a Continue Reading →

Trigger Point Total Body Package

Trigger point therapy is a great way to relieve stress, pain and muscle tension and is the first step in all my training programs and warm up routines. These prodcuts are excellent to prevent your thumbs from being fatigued and getting in deeply to the muscles and the best part is that after 5-7 seconds of pressure they mimic the feeling of a human thumb! See Continue Reading →

A New and Improved Shoulder Circuit for Musician and Desk Jockey Health

Today I bring you a post from Coach Nick Tuminello. He has written a whole series on the rhomboids, lower traps, and all those key areas that can be problem spots to musicians and desk jockeys alike.  Whether you spend your day locked in a practice room or locked behind a desk and yearn to have strong shoulders and a pain free back, this article is Continue Reading →

The Flutists’ Pain Points

  Ask almost any flutist that has pain brought on by playing, and odds are they will mention one of these sites as giving them trouble: wrist, upper back (between shoulder blades), shoulder area or lower back. Sometimes the problem is that the pain is in ALL of these sites. Studies have been done, but the results are inconclusive as to the results of what causes Continue Reading →