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Crazy thought - what if we took the time to properly prepare for a tour? Get a proper biomechanical assessment before hopping on board a 20 date tour, or even for just a few shows over the weekend... What could possibly happen with our performance if we took a proactive approach instead of treating solely when there was a problem that could cost a tour? That's what our conversation with Jamie Camp (MSc. PT Medical Acupuncture, SFMA, AiM, NKT & Adjunct Lecturer University of Toronto Dept of Physical Therapy) detailed.
If you're wondering why your back hurts, or why your hip is shot or why that neck pain is starting to come back again even after the massage... save this show and take some notes!
Here's a backstage pass of what we get into on this episode:
What's your "walk up" song?
- "Wake Up" - Arcade Fire
What’s one thing you'd change about your industry?
- Moving from Local “bandaids” to global treatment of the entire system - viewing the body as a whole, where the nervous system runs the show to keep our eyes level and feeling safe... and takes into consideration motor compensation, past medical history etc. I can often trace current back pain/neck injury to 25 year old ankle injuries through the biomechanics.
- Bands don’t always know what they need - they default to massage, (and I love my RMTs, I co-treat really closely with them) But there are solutions rooted in nervous system reprogramming and biomechanics/movement that could actually save tours. When someone’s injured, the tour is in jeopardy… Whether it’s a catastrophic ankle sprain or chronic overuse, and it doesn’t have to be that way.
Most people get into physio to work with elite athletes... Very fun, but the more I worked with Musicians, I learned they’re elite athletes with no off season, and a much smaller court (and smaller movement repertoire ie more overuse injury), and they don’t even know it …… the music industry is just catching up to the idea of treatment, tune-ups, etc.
Yoooo! Are you a musician or an industry professional? Whatcha'all doing August Long? Are you interested in learning how to move your body properly so you can prepare for, recover from and optimize your performance both on and off the stage? Are you interested in learning how to regulate your stress through your breathing and mindfulness practice? Wanna come hang out in a retreat town over a weekend and recharge?Would you like to learn new skills and functional ways to move such as how to use a kettlebell, how to use a steel mace and how to use your body as a barbell so you know how to take care of yourself while you're on the road? Wanna do all that with 11 other rad musicians and industry?
Come join us in High River for The Music Fit Games and Artist Development Camp July 30 - Aug 1!
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