Can Focal Dystonia Be Prevented?

Can Focal Dystonia Be Prevented?

“Begin slowly and increase gradually any unaccustomed use of the hands.” –Michael Charness, MD (The Musician’s Way, p. 237) Guitarists Billy McLaughlin and Liona Boyd, pianists Leon Fleischer and Gary Graffman – all are musicians whose careers were upended by the...
Sitting Tall

Sitting Tall

“The simplest things are the ones that count.” –Pablo Casals, cellist (Casals and the Art of Interpretation, p. vi) Have you ever dealt with discomfort caused by sitting? Most of us sit for hours each day as we practice, study, and use computers. I’ve observed,...
Heeding the Signs of Injury

Heeding the Signs of Injury

“I ignored all my body’s warning signals in the name of ‘dedication’ to what I was doing. I had absolutely no idea that this little problem would in fact threaten my career.” –Christine Harrison, violinist (The Musician’s Way, p. 238) We may not like to admit it, but...
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