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Topic: Tendonitis, relaxation and orthobionomy  (Read 1756 times)

Offline Daniel_piano

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Tendonitis, relaxation and orthobionomy
on: July 19, 2004, 11:20:47 PM
Hi,
Since I'm not much relaxed when playing and therefore I've faced arms pain and tendonitis I've bought this book this Thomas Mark "What Every Pianist Needs To know Abotu the Body"
It's a real eye-opener
Mark gives the suggestion to at least have one consult with a Taubman or Alexander practitioner
Not only they are usefull but actually it's not that easy to apply the informations on the book without examples or some eye-to-eye indications

Because I wasn't able to find any Taubman or Alexander teacher in my area I've decided to consult with a orthobionomist

She says that she has healed a lot of tendonitis, epicondilitis and carpal tunnel syndromes using orthobionomy yet she doesn't know anything about the piano

So, if you have already had lesson with a Taubman or Alexander teacher or have already consulted with a chiropratic or orthobionomist could you please tell me what she need to know in order to help me ?

What should I ask her to check and work in (posture, sitting, balance, relaxation)

I mean what information are useful for a practitioner not accustomed with the piano that have to heal a piano student

Thanks for your help

Daniel
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Offline xvimbi

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Re: Tendonitis, relaxation and orthobionomy
Reply #1 on: July 19, 2004, 11:37:13 PM
I do have the accompanying video to the book. It does illustrate a lot of things that were not immediately clear from reading the text. There is however not a lot of piano-related stuff in the video. It's more like general instructions for how to stand and sit plus a little at the piano.

I think that all the "rules" that are layed out in the book are entirely common sense, so simply following those rules should prevent anything bad from happening. However, that won't help you in the short term if you already have injuries, it will only help you to avoid aggravating them. They might also get better slowly, however, if you do have injuries that need immediate attention, you should see a regular orthopedic surgeon.

BTW, the Taubman Institute has a whole series on piano playing and the body, but I am not willing to shell out $800...

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Re: Tendonitis, relaxation and orthobionomy
Reply #2 on: July 20, 2004, 09:45:54 PM
Well, I had my first orthobionomy session and we're working on relaxing my neck and my shoulder and adjust my hips
She also said that in order to maximize the effect of her therapy in my piano playing I should keep studying and applying the information of Thomas Marks book

Since I can't buy the video (because I wouldn't understand a word) I wonder if you could help me suggesting the ways to learn and put in practice the information in the book
Expecially those about sittings, relaxed arms, breathing and muscles

Can you help me ?

Thanks a lot

Daniel
"Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask "Why me?" Then a voice answers "Nothing personal, your name just happened to come up.""
 

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