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Are you a Guitarist or a Guitar Teacher with Back or Shoulder Pain?

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I began treating guitarists when a close friend of mine came to see me with right shoulder pain when performing. Laura began playing the guitar at a young age. She performs regularly at gigs and teaches guitar lessons to children.

After assessing her spine osteopathically as well as her standing posture with her instrument, I could see limited rotation through her mid back. This was forcing her shoulder to rotate and thereby causing her strain of her rotator cuff muscles.

Using Osteopathy to improve movement in her spine, giving exercises pre and post performance and using the Alexander Technique she is much happier when playing and teaching.

Alexander Technique a system designed to promote well-being by retraining one’s awareness and habits of posture to ensure minimum effort and strain.

Tip for Guitarists

Can you play guitar without looking?

The more you have your head up and not on the fretboard, the less strain there will be on your neck and back.

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