Instrumental Injuries

Repetitive motion injuries and risks for musicians

Do you think of musicians as athletes? If not, it’s time you do.

Musicians work hard mentally and physically to perfect their craft. Intense practicing and playing for several hours a day, for consecutive weeks and years takes a toll on their body. In turn, musicians are at high risk for repetitive motion injuries and secondary problems.

Instrumental injuries often include the same conditions experienced from computer overuse. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendinitis, Bursitis, DeQuervain’s Syndrome, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome and Trigger Finger/Thumb are common among keyboardists, flute and string players. High injury rate instruments include the piano, guitar and harp. There can be other problems as well-a good example is TemporoMandibular Joint Disorder or TMJ. Any of these injuries can be disruptive to practice and performances as well as potentially threatening to careers.

Musicians need to take care of their bodies. At Advanced TherEx Rehab Specialists we know we can help.We provide comprehensive, integrated physical therapy-with a commitment to personalized care, using advanced knowledge and techniques to produce rapid and positive outcomes.

Our expertly trained physical therapists successfully treat :

  • Strains and Sprains, Shoulder, Neck and Back Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendinitis, Bursitis, DeQuervain’s Syndrome, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Trigger Finger/Thumb and TemporoMandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
  • Sleep Disturbance, Headaches and DepressionOur physical therapists treat the body as a whole. We address injuries as well as related problems to provide optimal relief and healing.

Our unique approach utilizes: 1.) Primal Reflex Release Technique

(PRRT), which uses gentle light tapping to pinpoint and treat the source of pain. 2.) Electro-Therapeutic Point Stimulation (ETPS), a hybrid modality that in its most basic form, applies brief, concentrated stimulation to Acutherapy points relating to different therapeutic systems. ETPS and PRRT are unique techniques that we utilize at our clinic.

We also use traditional techniques such as 1.) Integrated Manual Therapy-soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization and muscle energy techniques. 2.) Appropriate exercise, prescribed at the right time and amount to achieve optimal results.Let us help, we can make a difference. We would like to meet with you to further discuss how our services can help. We will contact you to verify the receipt of this letter and to set up a convenient time to meet.