Playing Well: Moving Equipment Safely for Musicians

Part of the “glamour” of being a musician is when you have to move and carry your equipment around … amplifiers, cases of gear, instruments, lighting, merch, whatever you do. This month, Dr. Randall Kertz offers a few tips in his video column on how to lift and move your equipment safely.

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Randall Kertz is a chiropractic physician, acupuncturist, educator, and author in private practice in suburban Chicago, IL. He treats many local, national, and international musicians of all playing styles in his office and on tour, and has lectured on the subject of musician’s injuries and health education worldwide, as well as consulting, designing, and developing ergonomic and health-related products for the music industry. He is also a bassist and has been involved in many other roles in and around the music business for over 35 years. His book, "The Bassist’s Guide to Injury Management, Prevention and Better Health," was first published in 2005, and is now available in its second edition. He can be reached at, and his book can be purchased at Amazon, or at

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