Playing Well with Dr. Kertz — good posture equals effective breathing

In this month’s video, Dr. Randy Kertz discusses better health practices for musicians who play brass and woodwind instruments, specifically, posture. Posture plays a large part in effective breathing techniques, which affects stamina, tone, and playability. In short, if your posture is lousy, your breathing is not as effective.

Dr. Kertz’s monthly column addresses how musicians can avoid injury, how they can identify things they may do to cause injury, and offer general health information and tips for musicians of every instrument. Dr. Kertz is a chiropractor, acupuncturist, and bassist in private practice in the Chicago area.

You can send your comments, questions, or requests for future column topics to Dr. Kertz via email at drkertz@drkertz.com, or visit his website at www.drkertz.com.

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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 drkertz8@gmail.com, and his book can be purchased at Amazon, or at www.drkertz.com

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