Playing an instrument is physically demanding and practice and performing often require many hours a day in stressful positions. It is important that all musicians listen not only to the music but to their own bodies.
Sometimes it can be a challenge to convince business leaders to invest in ergonomic improvements, but this little calculator may help you make the business case.
This sounds a little odd, but it comes from a respected source, an Injury Prevention Specialist and Wellness Consultant at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center.
With the U.S. celebrating Independence Day weekend, perhaps this is a good time to begin taking steps in your own life to be free from RSI pain. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Certain stretching exercises can help to relieve tension and pain, but not every exercise is helpful, and it is important to understand which stretches can help, and which can hurt.
It is much easier to try and avoid RSI than it is to adjust and recover once it’s too late. Here are some easy to follow tips to help you avoid the pain and impact of repetitive strain injury.
Dr. Peter Gott has some solid advice for those suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome pain: Surgery is a last resort.
Here’s a useful article that discusses some of the preventive measures you can take to avoid getting carpal tunnel syndrome. Lots of good info and tips.
Here are some good suggestions for setting up your computer workstation for optimum ergonomics. Give ’em a try so you don’t end up like that fellow in the illustration!
David Kuckhermann of framedrums.net shares a video podcast of some simple exercises he uses to help prevent repetitive strain injuries, a big issue with musical instruments, and drums in particular.