Activating a Weak Rotator Cuff Using the Body Blade

In Fitness, Flute by Angela0 Comments

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 …

Physical Fitness for Vocalists and Athletes Post-Surgery

In Corrective Exercise, Entrepreneurship, Fitness, Motivation and Success by Angela0 Comments

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 …

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Trigger Point Total Body Package

In Corrective Exercise, Fitness, Resources by Angela0 Comments

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 …

The Flutists’ Pain Points

In Fitness, Flute by Angela0 Comments

  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 …

Shoulder Pain Secret

In Fitness, Flute by Angela0 Comments

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

In Fitness, Flute by Angela0 Comments

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 …

What Interests You?

In Fitness, Flute by Angela0 Comments

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 …

NFA Convention Brochure

In Flute, Travel by Angela0 Comments

The 2011 National Flute Association Convention Brochure is online now and will be shipped out to thousands of flutists worldwide in the next couple of weeks.  I took a peek at it today and got a nice surprise, my presentation “Lift, Play, Love: Basic Weightlifting for Efficient Flute Playing” has been listed on the brochure on Body, Mind and Spirit!  …