Osteopathy for musicians

Why consult an osteopath?

Musicians are great athletes, but few of them really realize it. Musicians' bodies are put to the test at every practice, audition, competition, and concert, often from an early age. Playing an instrument requires hours and hours of practice, with repetitive movements and specific postures, as well as finger pressure and for some carrying a load (their instrument). All this has consequences on their joints, muscles and ligaments.

Contrary to popular belief, stress is very present in the professional life of musicians, especially when preparing for a concert or a competition. In addition, musicians are often confronted with "stage fright" situations because of their profession.

Osteopathy can help musicians relieve or even avoid musculoskeletal pain that is related to their practice. It can also help them to manage stress and stage fright so that they can give their best during their musical performances.

For musicians, the most frequent reasons for osteopathic consultations are

🎺 Wind instruments

  • Increased thoracic ampliation
  • Side points
  • Pain in the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb
  • Muscle dystonia in the lips

💤 Sleep / Behavioral

  • Stress
  • Trac
  • Anxiety
  • Lack of concentration
  • Sleep disorders

🎻 Violinists / Violists

  • Bruxism
  • TMJ (jaw) pain

🎹 Neuro-musculo-articular

  • Tendinitis
  • Torticollis
  • CBN (Cervicobrachial Neuralgia)
  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Back pain
  • Coccygodynia (coccyx pain)
  • Costal pain (in the ribs)
  • Epicondylitis
  • Functional dystonia
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Paresthesias

📊 Prevention

  • Osteopathic check-up every 2 months
  • Osteopathic assessment after a competition period
  • Osteopathic check-up after intense tours
  • 1 to 2 months after surgery, to avoid scar adhesions

👁️ ENT / Ophthalmology

  • Repeated headaches
  • Ophthalmic migraines
  • Migraines
  • Sensation of blocked ear
  • Tinnitus
  • Hypoacusis