It’s the start of a new year, and Dr. Kertz reminds you this month of the basics of good posture habits to help prevent potential injuries and problems caused by tension from things like hunching over the laptop, holding the cell phone too often, or holding your instrument incorrectly. Dr. Kertz’s monthly column addresses how […]
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 […]
Posture could be the easiest and quickest way to improve your playing, no matter the instrument. Posture and playing position are also the most common sources of discomfort among musicians and can lead to aches, pains, and even injuries. So, it’s important to perfect your posture. The easiest way to check your playing posture is […]
Fixing back problems can be time consuming and expensive; it’s better to avoid problems than live with them or try to deal with them once they’re unbearable. Fortunately, there are practical ways to keep your back free of pain.