Shae is a former piano teacher, competitor and medallist. If you have questions for Shae you can contact her via email, or you can book an appointment with her through our online booking platform.
When you're sitting waiting for the symphony to start and all the musicians walk out and sit down, they always tune their instruments. On a violin, there are two ways they can do this: using the pegs for larger adjustments, and the fine tuners for dialing in to the nth degree. Working with a physiotherapist who understands your craft allows this detailed tuning to occur at the organism you use to create music: your body. This can take many forms.
For the beginner, we might look at more "peg" adjustments, such as posture while practising, seating, and general strengthening. For those who have advanced into the musical world, we can delve into "fine-tuning": techniques that release tension up the chain while still producing enough force at the strings/keys, tweaking practice scheduling/habits, or training to reduce aches and pains in specific muscles or joints.
My job is to come alongside and optimize what is happening in each individual client's body for their specific instrument - which takes marrying a detailed understanding of the body's biomechanics and function with the technical/physical requirements of different instruments. Musicians often experience injuries related to posture and repetitive strain, which means you need an individualized assessment and planning to help you reach your specific goals. What do you need from your body to allow you to be the best musician you can be?
An assessment could include such things as:
We can help you maintain and regain functionality through treatment of the following issues:
To book an appointment with Shae you may use our online booking system, or contact our front office staff.
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Tuesday 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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