...By dr. Timothy jameson (c) 2004 doctor of chiropractic castro valley, ca many musicians have heard horror-stories about comrades who were excellent performing artists until they developed a repetitive strain injury to the arm or hand. Then their career either temporarily stopped or was finished due to this debilitating injury. Why are musicians prone to these injuries? What can be done about them? In this article you will learn why your hands and arms are at risk for injury, and what you can do to help prevent problems from developing in the first place. In my experience working with hundreds of people who have suffered rsis, there a common trait among them. It is the i thought the pain would go away concept. Many musicians are out their (maybe yourself) who are currently attempting to play their instrument, even though their arms, elbows, shoulders, or neck are killing them. You have to realize that pain is your body warning signal. It is like the oil light in your car. If the oil light goes on, do you simply say let see if that will turn off by itself. It can t be that important. That would be ludicrous, wouldn t it? Eventually, the engine would dry out, heat up, and for all intensive purposes seize up and be destroyed. Are you letting this happen to your body? Are you letting the signs and symptoms of a major malfunction in your body, escalate to the point of total destruction? I m sorry to say, but i usually see musicians who ve reached this point. They come in my office in desperation, stating they can t play anymore because of the pain, and their career is ruined. Don t let this happen to you! Let first begin to understand why the body malfunctions. There some basic information you need to know about the body. I ll keep it simple and as short as possible. . Your nervous system (the brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves that branch off the spinal cord) controls everything in your body. This includes muscles, organs, glands, tissues, cells, immunity, hormones, etc. Let put it another way - there nothing that occurs in your body without the brain controlling it. . The nerve system is the life force of the body. It literally supplies life to the muscles, tissues, glands, and organs. Without this life-supplying nerve input, your tissues disease and eventually die. Ever see what a spinal cord injury does to a person? That& ,s a pure example of a deadened nerve system. . Insults to your body, in the form of physical stresses, chemical stresses, or emotional stresses can blow fuses and irritate the nervous system. This causes abnormal signals to reach the tissues, organs, and glands. Let& ,s break down these types of stresses and how they relate to musicians. Continued physical, chemical, and emotional stressors will short-circuit your nervous system and lead to things called spinal subluxations. A spinal what? You ask? A subluxation is a misalignment of a spinal bone(s) that exerts stress on your nerve system. This leads to malfunction of the tissues that affected nerves supply, in some cases muscles, in some cases organs, and in some cases, both!. These continued stressors will eventually lead to symptoms due to repeated stress on the nerve system. Prolonged, uncared for stresses will lead to disease, disability, and eventually a shortened life-span. . So let summarize in a real, practical situation that every musician can understand. You feel that you re in pretty good health, except for the fast food (chemical stress) that seems to be part of your lifestyle lately. You know that you re not eating right, but hey, there this recording deal that you have to provide music for. You re spending 8 to 10 hours a day composing music, (physical stress) sitting at your guitar and piano. That certainly doesn t give you time to fix good meals. What worse is that your girlfriend (or boyfriend) is hounding you because you don t spend enough time with them. (emotional stress) your dad recently had a heart attack, and your torn because you can t spend enough time with him right now. (emotional stress) you re finding that one or two beers isn t sufficing anymore. Drinking a six-pack is becoming part of your practice sessions. (chemical stress) to top things off, your back is beginning to hurt after playing guitar for more than a few hours, so you begin taking some ibuprofen every day to make it through the sessions. (chemical stress) now do you see what i m getting at? Your health is a conglomerate of you. What you re eating, taking, saying, doing, and hearing. You only develop an injury when these continued stress factors begin to break down your nervous system and cause your muscles, organs, and glands to disease. So, let consider your injury, if you have one, at this point in time. Look back at this list of stressors and see which ones you ve experienced lately. And it doesn t have to be within the past month or two. This list can go back to birth! Complicated you say? You re right. When a person walks in my office with an rsi, we have to investigate that entire person life to find out what stressors led him her to this current symptom. In many cases, even though the pain is in the arm, the actual nerve stress that is leading to the symptom can stem from the brain stem, neck, upper back, and lower back. You have to investigate the whole body. So what can you do now that you understand this better? First, work at relieving stressors in your life. (that not easy) second, if you think your life stressors have taken their toll on your body, then visit a chiropractor to determine if your nervous system is shutting down, or is working at half-mast. Third, if you are having active rsi-type symptoms, don t wait - run, to a chiropractic office for a complete eval and treatment. For a list of chiropractors who have experience working with musicians, go to my web site, www. Musicianshealth cpan. Htm. It may really help your music career!. Do you have questions for dr. Jameson about your health-related problem? He now offers phone consultations at a rate of usd per call, 1 2 hour maximum time per call. Calls must be paid in advance by credit card. Contact his office at 510-582-5454 to schedule and pay for your consultation. . In todays society, taking a drug for a problem is culturally-accepted. But is it the right thing to do? Many people (primarily under 18) are being diagnosed with attention deficit disorder simply for the fact that they dont fit into the accepted standards placed upon them by schools. Teachers are telling parents that their child is not acting properly in class, so its time for ritalin. Psychiatrists are confirming the fact after a quick examination. The problem is getting out of hand. Over 5 million of americas youth are taking the powerful psychotropic drug called ritalin. The u. S. Consumes 90% of the worlds supply of ritalin. Is add just a problem in the us? Or are other countries just smarter than we are and dont promote amphetamine use to their children? Ritalin is being surpassed by another drug called adderal, another form of amphetamine. Does this drug ring a bell? You could go to jail if you made methamphetamine in your bathroom bathtub, yet as long as the drug pushers in white jackets (psychiatrists and pediatricians) say its ok for your kids to take amphetamines, then the parents rush down to the local pharmacy to pick up their childs dose. Children today are on more psychotropic medications than ever before. What will become of our country in the years ahead as these children join the job market? Will we have a drug addicted country on our hand, with little productivity and a downward economic spiral? How will the drug intake and diminished brain function affect their decision-making that affects countless others? I am very scared to think what lies ahead if this drug-taking trend continues. Are you one of these people taking speed to cure your so-called problem? If so, you must realize that there are other answers out there. Better health through better better chemistry has failed time and time again. Drug interactions kill an estimated 180,000 people per year (a very conservative estimate). Prescription drug deaths are the fourth leading killer in our country, and allopathic medicine, in its entirety is the number one leading cause of death when you add hospital mistakes, malpractice and negligence, drug interactions, hospital-acquired infections, etc. (recent statistics show that over 900,000 people die each year due to modern medicine - please read death by medicine by gary null, ph. D. , et. Al) the only way to empower your body and your children& ,s body to heal, and to function at a higher level is to use programs that do just that work with your bodys own healing systems. Chiropractic and nutritional guidance are two primary places to start. Chiropractic allows your body to reach higher levels of health naturally by enhancing the function of your nervous system. Nutritional guidance allows the body to function better once it reaches those higher levels through chiropractic care. And there are many other forms of the vitalistic healing arts that do the same, such as acupuncture, classical homeopathy, and naturopathy. If youre sick of taking pills that offer terrible side effects, then begin considering other forms of true health-care. Ones that actually enhance the functioning of your body, not degrading it. If you are interested in finding out a natural healing method to enhance brain and body function, contact a chiropractor who is involved in the chiropractic performing arts network to begin the road to recovery. We will help you get there, naturally. . Dr. Timothy jameson, d. C. Is proud to announce a network of chiropractors throughout the world who focus on musician health issues. Dr. Jameson is president and founder of the chiropractic performing arts network. This growing group of dedicated, principled chiropractors can answer any of your questions regarding musician health issues. The mission of the chiropractic performing arts network is to bring the chiropractic health care paradigm to the performing arts population. Our goal is to educate amateur and professional entertainers, musicians, and dancers about reaching optimum health potential through natural, drug-free, conservative chiropractic care. Members of the cpan seek to bring chiropractic directly to the performing arts fields by offering our services at concert venues, theatres, symphony halls, and anyplace where a performing artist may need our care. If you would like to see chiropractic offered at your venue, contact dr. Jameson at chiro4u@aol. Our list of doctors continues to expand. If you don t see someone nearby, check back again in the future and see if a doctor has been added to the list from your area. Or, email dr. Jameson for a referral. . Click on your state or province. If it does not appear, then we are still seeking doctors in your area. Anchorage james j. Pizzadili, d. C. 2606 c street 5 anchorage, alaska 99503 907-272-6299 fax 907-272-6296 email drjjp@ak www. Painfreeandhealthy. Arizona phoenix robert l. Gear jr. , nmd, dc 3543 n. 7th st. Phoenix, arizona 85014 phone 602-263-8484 fax phone 602-263-3697 602-540-0238 e-mail naturopathicphy@pol www. Mydoctor gear dr. Julie a grahe hicks wellness clinic 138 south broad street globe az 85501 928-425-3207 doctorjulie@msn scottsdale dr. Adrienne frazer p. O. Box 14981 15678 n. Frank lloyd wright blvd. Suite c-2 scottsdale, az 85260 480. 661. 1919 phone 480. 661. 6271 fax email drafrazer@aol tuscon dan allen, d. C. 3917 e. Pima st. Tuscon az 85712 520-318-9841 email dallen9002@aol paula frey, d. C. Synergy chiropractic care 5675 n. Oracle rd. 3202 tucson, az 85704 520-293-6060 email synergy@toast. Allen roberds, d. C. Iama, dipli. Ac. (iama) 4038 remington dr fayetteville, arkansas 72703 479-582-1444 email doctorroberds@aol or drroberds@hotmail website www. Doctorroberds. President and founder of the chiropractic performing arts network bayshore chiropractic family wellness center 22179 redwood rd. Castro valley, ca 94546 phone 510-582-5454 email. Dr. Jameson is author of the book repetitive strain injuries alternative treatments and prevention (keats, 1998). He specializes in the care of musicians worldwide, traveling to venues for musician care, as well as offering lifetime wellness chiropractic care at his castro valley chiropractic office. He is the author of this website, and founder of the chiropractic performing arts network. He is also on the three-member volunteer chiropractic team at spirit west coast, a christian music festival in monterey, ca, providing on-site care to musicians and stage crew. Dr. Jameson is a keyboardist and guitarist, playing in a christian worship band. . Citrus heights kenneth h. Moger, d. C. River city chiropractic address 7508 sunrise blvd. Citrus heights, california 95610 phone (916) 722-5050 fax (916) 7220252 personal voice mail emergency (916)213-5476 email drken@myrcc website www. Myrcc diamond bar john zimmerman, d. C. , l. Ac. Chiropractic, acupuncture, herbal and nutritional medicinenatural healthcare solutions 566 n. Diamond bar blvd. Diamond bar, ca. 91765 tel 909-861-2611 email doctorjohnz@yahoo website www. Diamondbarchiropractic. We attack your health concerns on 4 different levels! Precise, exact chiropractic care to remove structural interference, nutritional support as needed to supply what your body is craving, homeopathy for toxicity removal to allow normal body functions, emotional stress reduction technology for the most complete healing possible. Addiction treatment is available, call for details. Torque release technique, neuro-emotional technique certified, bio-energetic synchronization technique certified, certified addictionologist, 25 years experience. . Los angeles michael dorausch, d. C. Planet chiropractic 548 south spring street, suite 236 los angeles, ca 90013 email michael@planetchiropractic website www. Planetchiropractic (i am only blocks away from the staples center in downtown los angeles) glenn fischel, d. C. 11545 olympic blvd. Los angeles, ca 90064 3104774531 www. Backword drglenn@backword jeffrey ptak, d. C. 11545 w. Olympic blvd. Los angeles, ca 90064 310-473-7991 email in8one@earthlink website www. Ptakchiropractic. Richard a. Roth, d. C. Essential chiropractic center 14103a winchester blvd los gatos, ca. 95032 ph 408 871 0190 fax 408 871 0191 cell 408 656 2289 email rich@chiro4you mission viejo catherine maloof, d. C. Maloof chiropractic 23166 los alisos, suite 114 mission viejo, ca 92691 (949) 581-6543 email drmaloof@aol website www. Drmaloof. Pasadena area (temple city) dr. Kenneth martin 9153 las tunas drive temple city, ca 91780 626 286-8200 email bacdoc@earthlink website www. Bacdoc sacramento area (elk grove) dr. Douglas c. Ferguson 8694 elk grove blvd. 7 elk grove ca 95624 office (916) 686-5222 voice mail pager 828-8274 email yrchiro@aol dr. Darrick lawson the healing touch chiropractic 1507 21st street, suite 301 sacramento, ca 95814 drdarrick@drdarricklawson http www. Drdarricklawson phone 916-447-3344 fax 916-447-3388 cell 916-715-7871 san diego kyle b. Gilmour, dc inline chiropractic 7867 convoy court, suite 306 san diego, ca 92111 (858) 715-1962 fax (858) 715-1969 email drgilmour@inlinechiropractic web address www. Inlinechiropractic dr. David klein seaside chiropractic 5668 la jolla blvd. La jolla ca 92037 website www. Bodyabcs email purposeinc@hotmail patricia lotufo d. C. Sea view chiropractic center 5252 balboa ave. Suite 1002 san diego ca 92117 tel 858. 278. 2181 direct 858. 349. 9019 pati_ltf@hotmail subluxations, etc. Chiropractic offices of drs. Juli tooley mike kilbride 3737 moraga avenue, suite b-210 san diego, ca 92117 858 270-6005 email julitmikek@earthlink san francisco. 110 gough st. Ste. 201asan francisco, ca 94102(415) 864-2975e-mail. Www. Drkimsf san jose samuel r. Jamieson, d. C. Jamieson health center 1175 saratoga avenue, suite 8 san jose, ca 95129 408-517-0706 408-517-8836 fax backsandtax@juno san juan capistrano dan snavley, d. C. 32221 camino capistrano suite b106, san juan capistrano, ca 92675 (949) 248-1148 email drdanchiroman@cox. David pergamit d. C. 500 merchant st. Vacaville, ca 95688 707-447-0116 email dpergamitdc@aol. 1310 alpine ave. Boulder, colorado 80304 303-444-7524 email. Well within chiropractic 316 fourth st. Castle rock, co 80104 303-814-3980 email. Centennial dr. Erica kasprzyk, d. C. Atlas chiropractic, pc 2305 e. Arapahoe rd. 207 centennial, co 80122 email ekasprzyk@comcast 303-738-0390 denver dr. Cy leatherbury 5150 e. Yale circle 201 denver, co 80222 (303)757-5150 email innate@rmi fort collins dr. Jinger kellems kellams chiropractic 419 spinnaker lane fort collins, co 80525 970) 223-6561 email drjkell2@yahoo bruce kniegge, d. C. 632 agape way fort collins, co 80524 phone 970-484-5751 knieg9@aol westminster precision chiropractic dr. Larry feinman 12050 pecos street suite 180 westminster, colorado 80234 303-450-9970 email prechiro@msn. Central connecticut chiropractic 391 highland ave. Cheshire, ct. 06410 203-272-3239 cell 203-980-8222 fax 203-272-2224. George b. Curry d. C. , fica, lcp(hon) capital chiropractic center 99 pratt st. Suite 400 hartford ct 06095 email currychiro@aol milford rachel console, d. C. Center chiropractic 228 new haven ave. Milford, ct 06460 (203) 878-3445 email drbones98@aol naugatuck dr. Greg w. Rocchio. Norwalk jeanne castellucci, d. C. 71 east ave. Suite g norwalk, ct 06851 203. 855. 0107 email drjeannechiro@yahoo. Wilmington jeffrey cheskin d. C. D. A. C. B. S. P. Cheskin center for chiropractic and muscle therapies 2006 limestone rd. 2 wilmington, de 19808 office-302-998-7008 fax-302-998-1995 home-484-840-1444 email beepdoggie@xicom. Florida augustine scott michaels d. C. , c. C. S. P. 5a sanchez avenue st. Augustine fl 32084 (904)823-8833. Email drsmichaels@worldnet. Att (scott michaels) aventura thomas e. Hyde,dc dacbsp. 2440 ne 202 st, miami gardens drive aventura, fl 33180. Email thyde444@bellsouth. Boca raton dr steven perman, d. C. 20401 state road 7 suite g-10 boca raton, florida 33498-6794 561-852-4440 fax 561-852-3990 email dr perman@aol. Com website www. Naturalhealthcareinfo boynton beach dr. Lew singer 153 1 2 north congress avenue boynton beach, florida 33426 (561) 739-9500 fax (561) 739-9560 email chirosong@aol brandon richard rogovin, dc. Www. Brandonschiropractor email dcdoc@aol dr. Sage campione 931 oakfield drive brandon, florida 33511 813-643-1242. 4021 n. Armenia ave ste 102 tampa, florida 33607 813-873-2003 email drcampione@aol. 3151 sw 27th avenue, coconut grove, fl 33133. (305) 443-4636. . Jonathan m. Hirsch d. C. Dania beach chiropractic center 127 east dania beach boulevard dania beach, florida 33004 phone (954) 925-7011 fax (954) 925-9961 email flachiro@aol dr brian mandelstein 2435 stirling rd dania, florida. Phone is 954-966-8451 email bcmdc99@hotmail davie david schwartz, d. C. Schwartz chiropractic center 5931 s. University drive davie, florida 33328 phone 954-252-3339 fax 954-252-3315 email. Del ray beach kurt russell, d. C. 1501 north federal highway delray bch, fl 33483 561-243-0245 email kudafa@cs fort lauderdale. Read a bio about dr. Sheffer in his jupiter, fl location below. . Hollywood dr. Russell t. Elba 5810 stirling road hollywood, fl 33021 954-961-2245 954-961-2245 fax email dochollywood2u@aol. Com or ba999999@aol. Com jupiter. Atlas chiropractic 4179 main st. Jupiter, fl 33458 561-329-6011 drotfuture@yahoo www. Drnicksheffer. Since 1985 dr. Sheffer a palmer graduate,has been actively adjusting wrist, shoulder, fingers and ankles. His client list includes professional football players and grand master fred villari 10th degree black belt who was saved from hand surgery and was told you willabandon yourmartial arts profession permanetly. In additon ed rieck, former every day saints guartist has been helped anda book is being written by dr. Sheffer and ed rieck for musicians. A dvd has also been produced. Go to www. Drnicksheffer to read the villari story. In additon, dr. Nick serves on the boardof advisorsof2 nutrional companies, is a graduate from iama, international academy of medical accupuncture,performs mua, manipulation under anesthesia and is currently enrolled in the diplomate of nutrition through the university of miami. I havemade numerous tv and radio apperances and was an extra in the night train movie series with burtreynolds. Lantana robert c. Strauss, d. C. . Www. Lantanachiropractic email dcfl@bellsouth largo - (st. Pete tampa clearwater area). Woody brown, d. C. Main street chiropractic 422 west bay drive largo, fl 33770 727-518-1967 email woodyz@hotmail website www. Mschiro marc rogers, d. C. Email drmarc2000@prodigy 727-581-2774 margate. North miami ryan a. Fisher, d. C. 12405 biscayne blvd. North miami fl. 33181 305-893-8822 email doc raf99@aol pembroke pines. Plantation david schwartz, d. C. Schwartz chiropractic center 330 south state road 7 suite e plantation, florida 33317 phone 954-792-4849 fax 954-792-4859 email spinedrdave@aol. Royal palm beach scott snyder, d. C. 11328 okeechobee blvd 9 royal palm beach, fl 33411 email. Dr. Nicholas sheffer - cpan member atlas chiropractic 2001 palm beach lakesblvd. West palm beach, fl 33409 561-329-6011 drotfuture@yahoo www. Drnicksheffer. Georgia alpharetta dr. Kyle pepple, d. C. 12850 hwy 9 suite 600-344 alpharetta, ga 30004 email drpepple@bellsouth website www. Mobilechiropractic. Steven g. Woltin d. C. Woltin family chiropractic 770-521-8999 steven@woltin www. Woltin athens dr barry hitchcock 2330 w. Broad st. Athens, ga 30606 706-353-8032wk 706-549-5433hm 706-340-2816cell 706-548-5566fax jabee777@bellsouth atlanta dr. Marco antonio belizaire agape chiropractic center 3330 cumberland blvd. Suite 500 atlanta, ga. 30339 770-933-6206 770-933-6211 fax drbelizairedc@aol peter cranton, d. C. Peachtree battle chiropractic 2333 peachtree road ne atlanta,ga 30305 404. 816. 3006 prcranton@aol dr. Kristy francavilla live well chiropractic, p. C. 2345-5 cheshire br. Rd. Atlanta, ga 30324 iadjust@bellsouth 404-235-0995 dr. Stephanie rae grenier, dc peak performance chiropractor certified in pediatrics and pregnancy park ridge wellnesscentre 2896 chamblee-tucker rd, ste 4 atlanta, ga 30341 770-457-0584 www. Myspace stephaniehubert dr. Jay l. Lerner lerner chiropractic peachtree wellness ctr 1401 peachtree st. Ne ste. 160 atlanta, ga 30309 404-475-0386 lcfhwc@att donna m polk, d. C. Ansley chiropractic associates 1544 piedmont rd. , suite 402 atlanta, ga 30324 www. Drdonnapolk drdpolk@gmail phone 404-745-9877 cell 678-480-0111 rino m. Poli, d. C. Vinings family chiropractic 3111 paces mill rd. Suite c-150 atlanta, ga 30339 o (770)-955-9355 (well) f (770)-955-9603 m (678)-852-4032 docrmp@hotmail. Brunswick trek r. Smith, d. C. Back to health chiropractic glynn avenue, brunswick, ga 31520 912-466-9945 website backtohealth. Chiroweb buford north georgia spine center dr. Alonzo m. Borja 1935 buford mill drive, suite g buford, ga 30519 678. 541. 2300 ofiice 678. 541. 2301 fax ambdc@hotmail. Complete health chiropractic rehab center 3280 hamilton mill rd. Suite 304 buford, ga. 30519 work (678) 546-8044. Clarksville fred j. Blum, dc 1378 north washington st. Pob 1522 clarkesville, ga 30523 (706) 754-5581 office (706) 499-8972 cell (706) 754-0127 home fjbdc@alltel decatur dr. Stephanie o& ,brien 109b new street decatur, ga 30030 404-370-8050 1-877-821-6420 drstephob@aol. Certified active release technique (a. R. T. ) provider 1st choice healthcare center, llc 1423 church st. Decatur, ga 30030 phone (404) 377-0011 fax (404) 377-0760 website. Hapeville leanne cupon, dc,. Dabfp, dacrb warren jahn dc mps faco dacbsp. Ron cholfin d. C. Chiro-wheels mobile chiropractic 2349 morning dew place lawrenceville, ga 30044 404. 932. 4206 www. Chirowheels email drcholfin@mindspring macon dr. Lori ugolik, d. C. , ugolik chiropractic clinic, 618 shurling dr. , macon, ga 31211 (912) 743-2402. Ugolikdc@mindspring madison vince campbell, d. C. C o family chiropractors 1163 eatonton road madison, ga 30650 phone 706. 342. 7115 fax 706. 342. 7670 famchiros@aol marietta dr. Neil a. Berman 2667 powder springs rd. Marietta, ga. 30064 678-778-3559 nberman@bellsouth jeff s. Jones, d. C. Good life health wellness center terrell mill junction suite 108 1475 terrell mill road marietta, ga 30067 phone (770) 984-0092 email drjeff03@hotmail dr. Milagros rosado atabey chiropractic clinic, pc 3411 austell road, suite 2a marietta, ga 30008 phone 770-4324854 fax 770-43244857 e-mail atabeychiroclinic@juno dr. Mary slaughter, chiropractor 1475 terrell mill rd, suite 108 marietta, ga 30067 office 770-984-0092 fax 770-984-0290 e-mail drmarydc@yahoo roswell leanne cupon, d. C. Warren jahn dc mps faco dacbsp 770-740-1999 770-619-3203 fax chiropractic orthopaedics rehabilitation center 1305 hembree road suite 203 roswell ga 30076 drwjahn@ixcom drlcupon@ixcom suwanee elliot d. Becker, d. C. Chiropractic healthcare associates 525 peachtree industrial blvd. , suite d suwanee, ga 30024 770-932-7800 website www. Suwanee. Topchiro email yourspine@aol. Dr. Joel e. Margolies 4910 lavista road tucker, georgia 30084 joel3639@aol performs with the dekalb symphony orchestra& ,s french horn section. Previously played with the jerusalem symphony, american wind sympony and studied in manhattan school of music. . Hawaii honolulu robert harrison, d. C. Hawaii kai chiropractic center 6700 kalanianaole hwy. 106 honolulu, hi 96825 ph (808) 395-4454 fx (808) 396-4425 email hkchiro@flex kailua kathleen yim, dc 30 aulike st. , suite 302 kailua, hi 96734 website www. Absolutechirocare email drkathy@absolutechirocare. Idaho boise madeline behrendt, d. C. C. A. R. E. 200, p. A. 664 no 9th street boise id 83702 phone fax (208)381-0781 mbcare200@aol offering a tonal, non-force approach to care, specializing in the relationship between mental emotional chemical physical stress and interference to personal expression. Located in downtown boise, close to all venues. . Illinois andalusia dr. Barbara a. Mansholt p. O. Box 270 326 sixth avenue west andalusia, il 61232 (309) 798-2500 drbarb@qconline chicago dr. Daniel jacobazzi 1817 west irving park road chicago, il 60613 773-327-2225 773-327-2321 fax djacobazzi@sbcglobal www. Ravenswoodhealth. Optimum sports spinal rehabilitation, ltd. 101 schelter road, suite b 101 lincolnshire, il 60069 phone (847) 821-1300 fax (847) 821-1331 email. Dr james stoxen dc team doctors chiropractic treatment and training center 6432 pulaski chicago, il 60629 773. 735. 5200 312. 375. 7303 email teamdoctors@aol website www. Teamdoctors des plaines dr. Mike bagby des plaines chiropractic center 444 lee street des plaines il 60016 (northwest suburban chicago) phone is (847) 299-3440 website www. Dpchiropractic email dcby99@yahoo dr. Daniel j. Lehoux neuromuscular rehab center of illinois 926 lee st. Des plaines, il. 60016 ph. 847-299-0909 fx. 847-299-9401 e-mail dldc91@aol web www. Drdan91 fox river grove michael cody, d. C. 930 route 22 fox river grove, il 60021 merrycody@hotmail www. Codychiro 847-516-1688 oak park dr. Stephanie harris 147 harrison streetoak park, il 60304(708) 386-5864 harrisonstreetchiro@gmail www. Harrisonstreetchiro oak parko. Kentucky ft. Wright heather iannelli, b. S. , d. C. 1856 ashwood circle ft. Wright, ky 41011 859-331-8000 www. Chiropractickids drheatherdc@hotmail. Maryland bel air evan r. Christman, d. C. 2310 churchville rd. , suite c bel air, md 21015 410-734-4060 chiropractor@erols burtonsville dr. Debra block. Elicott city steve silverston, d. C. Silverston family chiropractic 8492 baltimore national pike ellicott city, md 21043 410-461-3435 slsilver@erols mount airy david koronet dc, ccsp, ccn mount airy chiropractic center 602 center st suite 109 mount airy md 21771 phone 301-829-1717 email macc97@juno. Dr. Joe fitzpatrick has been caring for patients since 1989 in his diverse chiropractic practice, located in the metrowest area just outside of boston. His goal is to provide natural, conservative treatment for musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions, utilizing safe and effective, hands-on chiropractic methods. He also incorporates rehabilitative exercise and supportive physiotherapy modalities to provide a comprehensive approach in treating spinal and extremity injuries, as well as repetitive stress conditions. His experience working with performing artists began with his wife who danced in the san francisco ballet, but has also included professional and amateur, classical and contemporary, musicians, dancers and theatre performers. Although he maintains regular office hours, he is available on-call by appointment. . Boston area joshua dunsky, d. C. Dunsky chiropractic 231 north main street natick, ma 01760 508. 651. 8900 508. 653. 7334f bostondc@hotmail www. Dunskychiropractic dr. Kevin j morgan chelsea chiropractic 90 everett ave. Habour pointe corporate park chelsea, ma 02150 office (617) 887 2730 cell (617) 645 7908 email kjmdc@verizon brookline lisa j. Geiger, dc village family chiropractic 126 harvard street brookline, ma 02446 617-566-2001 (tel) 617-566-2007 (fax) 617-953-4195 (cell). Peter j. Stein, dc 1093 beacon st. Brookline, ma 02446 phone (617)232-3927 email psteindc@verizon burlington charlene amato, d. C. Life 4orce chiropractic 175 cambridge street burlington, ma 01803 (781) 425-6000 docamato@hotmail cambridge. Cambridge chiropractic office 129 mt. Auburn st. Cambridge, ma 02138 office 647-492-0009 cell 617-549-3193. Natick suzanne cosmos, d. C. Cosmos chiropractic care 12 west central street (rt. 135) natick center, ma. 01760 508-650-9794 fax 508-650-9273 www. Drcosmos notjust4backs@aol bradley j. Weiss, d. C. Performance health center 222 north main st. Natick, ma 01760 508-655-9009 drbradweiss@rcn. Dr. Rich margil 1116 great plain ave suite 13 needham, ma 02492 ph. 781-449-4044 fax 781-449-3774 email rmargil@aol roslindale scott beres, d. C. 4458 washington st. Roslindale, ma 02131 617-323-4377 scottjberes@hotmail. 5600 w. Maple road, suite a-110 w. Bloomfield, mi 48322 phone (248) 737-9494 fax (248) 865-2549. Dreric@hotmail canton michael f. Shaft d. C cynthia k shaft d. C shaft chiropractic associates 8500 n. Canton center canton, mi 48187 734 455 3933 (office) 734 637 9166 (cell) 734 459 3905 (home) shaftchiro@yahoo detroit. Downtown dewitt chiropractic center, p. C. 109 w. Main st dewitt, mi 48820 (517)668-0411 (517)669-5121. Birchwood chiropractic center 4040 24th ave. Fort gratiot, mi 48059 (810) 385-0235 www. Birchwoodchiropractic. Drlupo@hotmail grand rapids dr. Dan ohlman, d. C. 476 kinney grand rapids michigan, 49544 drdano838@cs. Eric r hartman, dc ottawa chiropractic center 184 james st. Holland, mi 49424 (616) 399-3563 (616) 399-0884 fax www. Ottawachiropracticctr info@ottawachiropracticctr. Lansing charles f. Roost, dc delta chiropractic center 722 n. Creyts, suite a lansing, mi 48917 517 321-3030 (cell) 517 281-2976 email health4ever2u@aol. Minnesota minneopolis dr. Patrick v. Suglia mobile chiropractic service p. O. Box 390685 minneapolis, mn 55439 phone 1-800-996-6067 website www. Sufletesc e-mail psuglia@comcast shakopee kori c. Mortenson, dc 1st choice chiropractic 1275 ramsey st sue 700 shakopee, mn 55379 952-445-9313 kori@drkori kmort@hotmail www. Drkori st. Louis park dr. Steven t. Cass. Cass chiropractic center 4021 vernon ave st. Louis park, mn 55416 952-928-8735. Mississippi belmont chris moss, d. C. 121a main street p. O. Box 968 belmont, ms 38827 662-454-0085 chrism@tsixroads. Co. Delmar chiropractic 7171 delmar blvd. , suite 200 st. Louis, mo 63130 office cell 314-862-0101 email delmarchiro@gmail web www. Improvecorrectmaintain a. R. Tanase, dc big idea clinic of chiropractic 8057 watson road st louis, mo 63119 (314) 749 - 9006 http www. Bigideachiropractic e-mail. Nebraska omaha jack belitz, d. C. 11223 wright circle omaha, ne 68144. Clifton dr. Lenny kruglyak 1199 main ave clifton, nj 07011 tel 973-772-6425 fax 973-772-6426 lennyk77@optonline dr. Mick ostapeck, d. C. 752 allwood road clifton, n. J. 07012 office phone (973)773-2277 docopeck@aol east rutherford dr. Neil kalb, d. C. 237 park avenue east rutherford, nj 07070 (201) 438-7474 email nkalb438@aol fairfield. 22 carlos dr. Fairfield, nj 07004 973-227-3456 spynedr1@aol web www. Hospitaldc www. Atlantisfitness. Hillsborough van fotinopoulos, d. C. 425 amwell rd. 5 hillsborough, nj 08844 908-904-9700 health@docvan www. Docvan hoboken hudson family chiropractic dr. John rotundo 51 newark street, suite 203 hoboken, nj 07030 docbones7@aol www. Hudsonfamilychiro. Mark s. Kemenosh, d. C. 3 jefferson drive laurel springs, nj 08033 856-228-3100 609-471-0224 mkemdc@comcast linwood calabro chiropractic and wellness center david j. Calabro, d. C. , c. C. N. , f. I. C. P. A. 222 new road suite 402 linwood, nj 08221 (609)653-9501 (home) (609)653-9502 (fax) drdavidcalabro@aol lodi donna perillo, dc. 2 arnot st. 3 lodi, nj 07644 ph 973 472-5433 www. Njtotalhealthcenter. Com njtotalhealth@aol. Com. Metuchen yuhas chiropractic health center dr. Jay yuhas 173 essex ave ste. 1 metuchen, nj 08840 (732) 321-0377 drjay@yuhaschiro www. Yuhaschiro montclair alfred davis jr. Dc 309 orange road montclair, nj 07042 973 783-3606 stim4al@aol www. Healthyadjustments montville. 10 wilmot st. 210 morristown, nj 07960 (973) 401-0002 voicemail fax (201) 356-1300 x3699 funkychiro@yahoo www. Lassiterchiropractic. Newton thomas gilfillan, d. C. 399 route 94 newton, nj 07860 973-383-1988 tgfillan@nac old tappan dr. Gary j. La rocca, d. C. , m. A. . Old tappan chiropractic, p. A. 216 old tappan road 6a bi state plaza old tappan, nj 07675 phone 201-666-8484 fax 201-666-8959. Email drglr@earthlink phillipsburgh leanne n. Cupon, dc. Princeton area dr. Renee t. Foster green brook health and sports injury center 15 green brook rd. Green brook, nj 08812 (732) 968-1111 drsfosterdc@aol dr. Alan k. Foster princeton chiropractic center 601 ewing st. Suite c 3 princeton, nj 08540 (609)921-1705 drsfosterdc@aol secaucus. 600 plaza dr. C o atlantis health fitness 600 plaza dr. Secaucus, nj 07096 201-271-1992. Spynedr1@aol web www. Hospitaldc www. Atlantisfitness short hills dawn berta, dc short hills chiropractic center, llc 553 millburn ave short hills, nj 07078 973-379-5111 www. Shorthillschiropractic somerset (central nj) fred l. Kingsbury, d. C. 25 clyde rd. , suite 102 somerset, nj 08873 (ph) 732-873-1020 (fax) 732-873-1999 (email) dr. Fred@worldnet. Att waldwick - (northern n. J. ). Wayne dr. Lenny kruglyak 112 cheyenne way wayne, nj 07470 973-248-1203 lennyk77@optonline. New york babylon dr. John milone 98 park avenue babylon, ny 11702 (631) 587-1967 adjstrdoc@aol. Com baldwin bruce keston, d. C. 3111 grand blvd. Baldwin, ny 11510 phone 516-536-6806 fax 516-223-9170 www. Kestenchiro bedford hills. Dr. Lawrence g. Stern 2 depot plaza suite 102 bedford hills, new york 10507 914-242-1600 914-242-1919 fax chironsa@aol www. Sternchiropractic burnt hills kim kozik, d. C. Bhbl family chiropractic for kids beyond po box 126 110 lake hill road burnt hills, ny 12027 phone- 518. 384. 2223 fax- 518. 384. 3273 email kimkozikdc@aol chappaqua dr. Christina frantzeskos new castle family chiropractic 95 king street chappaqua, new york 10514 email drcmf@bestweb huntington linda a. Eisen, d. C. 214 west neck rd. Huntinton, ny 11743 631-385-7321. Ithaca ellen matuszak, d. C. 215 n. Cayuga st. Ithaca, ny 14850 607-273-8110 www. Doctorem. Topchiro pierre gremaud, dc at ithaca network chiropractic 114 1 2 west buffalo street ithaca, ny 14850 607-277-2570 website. Email pierregremdc@aol mamoroneck scott m. Simerman, d. C. 516 west boston post road mamaroneck ny 10543 914-381-4777 914-381-4779 fax ssimerman@aol www. Zpal simsnet new york city. Pico family chiropractic center 162 west 56th st. Suite 302 new york, ny 10019 212-765-1333. Poughkeepsie dr. Bill linacre, d. C. 201 south avenue, ste. 302 pooughkeepsie, ny 12601 (845)473-1450 wlinacre@aol. Brett l. Kinsler, dc natural health chiropractic, pllc 2364 lyell avenue rochester, ny 14606 (585) 429-5100 nhachiro@rochester. Rr certified graston instrument assisted soft tissue practitioner website http www. Rochesterchiro. Leonard n. Marino dc 1342 victory blvd si. , ny. , 10301 718- 816-9000 lnmdc@aol. Com syracuse stephen wechlser, d. C. Network chiropractic 5208 s. Salina st. Syracuse, n. Y. 13205 315-469-0676 netchiro@dreamscape www. Drsteveradio. Better health chiropractic 2044 genesee st. Utica, ny 13502 office 315-735-1947 drsalin@juno www. Betterhealthchiro. Topchiro. Dr. Lints graduated top 10 in her high school class overcoming a physical obstacle of a bilateral hearing impairment. Deciding to pursue a career in holistic medicine and natural healing, dr. Lints went on to graduate with honors from new york chiropractic college in 1998. Dr. Lints founded and opened better health chiropractic in july of 1999 and has been serving the community for the past 8 years up to the present. Dr. Lints is very involved in community events and speaks regularly at student programs such as the dream, dare, do program, as well as at health and wellness events throughout the region. Dr. Lints also enjoys sharing her love of music and drama in area churches and coffeehouses. In recent years, it has been a great privilege, joy and honor for dr. Lints to work with and meet a variety of people from a multitude of backgrounds, ranging from artists in the recording industry, to gospel legends, fitness professionals and even hollywood celebrities. . Dr. John s. Foley trinity family wellness studio 1940 commerce street, suite 210a yorktown heights, ny 10598 (914) 962-0101 email drjohn@trinityfamilywellness www. Trinityfamilywellness. George a. Ellwanger, jr. , dc, bcao, m. Music, b. Music. Michael j. Duffy dc, ccep,med, art-certified greenapple chiropractic and wellness center 4300 park rd. Charlotte, nc 28209 704-527-7246 phone 704-527-3080 fax duffydc2b@mindspring. Dr. Keith helmendach, dc hcc spinal care center 7215-a lebanon rd. Charlotte, nc 28227 (704) 573-9784 phone (704) 573-3799 fax www. Lowerbackpain3 www. Chiro4kids. Greenville dr. Robert mccarthy 1011-e charles blvd. Greenville, nc 27858 252-758-2222 desublux8@greenvillenc. Ohio centerville stephen adkins, d. C. Home 937-428-6653 office 937-428-7820 fax 937-428-7830 email drstephenlisa@juno cincinnati dr. Chris pecsok, d. C. Pecsokchiro@yahoo 513-936-9396. Harvey j. Feenstra d. C. 191 s. Mecca st. Cortland, ohio 44410 ph 330 6371394 (office) ph 330 637 8336 (home) fax 330 637 5297 email hfeens7478@aol. Brian k. Logan, dc 870 high street, 19 worthington, oh 43085 drbrian4112@cs (614) 844-6454 fax (614) 844-6477. Oregon beaverton dennis nowack, d. C. Oregon wellness center 4265 sw 109th ave beaverton, or 97005 503 526-8600 drdennis@comcast www. Dcdoctor dc or oregonwellnesscenter_com p fs_aboutus. Html keizer larry v. Fleetwood, d. C. Fleetwood chiropractic clinic 115 mcnary estates dr n, suite d keizer or 97303 ph 503-363-8458 fax 503-363-8479 email doc@docfleetwood website www. Docfleetwood portland. Hawthorne wellness center 3942 s. E. Hawthorne portland, or 97214. Pennsylvania bethlehem nalyn russo marcus, dc marcus family chiropractic 2710 schoenersville road bethlehem, pa 18017 610-974-8900 610-974-9344 - fax 610-393-0791 - cellular www. Chiromom nalyn@chiromom dover michael s. Swank, dc, dabcn 4091 carlisle road dover, pa 17315 (717) 292-9500 (717) 292-5946 mikeswank@aol glenside elon kaplan, d. C. 115 e. Glenside ave. Suite 5 glenside, pa 19038 215-576-7676 kaplan. Chiro@verizon hatboro jean warrington, d. C. Chiropractic corner 2780 e. County line rd. Hatboro, pa 19040 215 674-1800 hershey john madeira, d. C. 158 w. Caracas avenue hershey, pa 17033 717-533-6100 www. Madchirowellness new britain dr. Roger saias advanced chiropractic spine center 440 town center new britain, pa 18901 215. 489. 7555 dr. Rogersaias@gmail www. Saiaschiropractic newton dr. Wendy attadgie. Philadelphia steven eisen, d. C. 6816 ridge ave. Philadelphia, pa 19128 215-483-2225 steven. Eisen@verizon george rhodes dc 2409 waverly street philadelphia, pa 19146 215 546-1977 chirhodes@aol southhamptom attadgie wellness center. 1018 street road, ste. 203 southampton, pa 18966 215-355-9337. Trappe dr. Steve fleisher main st. Chiropractic 511 w. Main st. Trappe, pa. 19426 610-489-9343, fax 610-489-4706. Sdfdc@comcast. Eastside chiropractic, pa3014 wade hampton blvd. Taylors, sc 29687office 864-292-6777fax 864-292-5392 cell 864-905-7053please visit our new website- http www. Eastsidechiro dr. David h. Mruz has been a practicing chiropractor in greenville, sc, for more than 30 years, helping people in pain throughout the upstate of south carolina. Dr. Mruz is the personal chiropractor to professional cyclist george hincapie (17x tour de france competitor and yellow jersey holder, 3-time uspro cycling champion, 5-time olympian). He has been the chiropractor for performers and broadway shows including chicago, beauty and the beast, miss saigon at the peace center for the performing arts and is the official chiropractor of the bi-lo center, greenville sc, and as such has served as chiropractor to performing acts including boston, def leppard, duran duran, the eagles, josh groban, hillsong live, kari jobe, kutless, new song, nickelback, red, skillet, bruce springsteen, three doors down, matthew west, the zac brown band and many others. Drs. George jeannette birnbach total life care 975j savannah hwy charleston, sc 29407 843-402-0310 drbirnbach@hotmail randy conger, b. Sc. , d. C. , c. C. S. P. , diplomate with american academy of spine physicians (d. A. A. S. P. ) tega cay chiropractic sports injury clinic 101 stone village dr. Fort mill, sc 29708 803-802-5322 rconger834@aol www. Tegacaychiropractic dr. Steven a jones 2230 airport blvd. West columbia sc 29170 telephone office 803-796-3750 fax 803-796-5202 home 803-781-1298 cell 803-730-3853. Www. Chiropracticlifestyles. Com dr. Dave michael 1990 augusta st. Suite 1100 greenville, sc 29605 (864)907-6007 drdavemichel@hotmail. Jackson kevin t. Scott, d. C. Scott chiropractic clinic 2782 n. Highland ave. Ste. C jackson, tn 38305 731-664-5354 731-664-5305 fax kdogscott@yahoo knoxville dr. Donovan stewart 3217 garden drive knoxville, tennessee 37918 phone 865-687-5700 fax 865-687-8000 vandc1@aol nashville dr. James w. Moore harpeth chiropractic center 7108 hwy 70s suite c1 nashville, tn 37221 615-662-2767. Dr. Staten c medsker, jr. Total health chiropractic 9203 lee hwy, suite 15 ooltewah, tn 37363-6458 wk 423-238-2999 fax 423-238-2998 rockndoc4@msn. Texas arlington pavalock chiropractic center franz pavalock, d. C. 1939 stadium oaks court, studio 101 arlington, tx 76011 phone (214) 734-9000 fax (240) 209-6210 e-mail dr. Franz@onebox austin jim morano, d. C. River chiropractic 1000 westbank suite 4c austin, tx 78746 phone (512) 481-0300 fax (512) 481-8200 email drjim@riverchiropractic www. Riverchiropractic. Clear point wellness 611 s. Congress ave. , ste. 135 austin, tx 78704 512-416-7700 email drlisa@clearpointwellness web www. Clearpointwellness. Logan chiropractic and wellness center 9800 n. Lamar, ste. 140 austin, tx 78753 512-873-9355 512-873-8858 fax. Ruth arbuckle, d. C. 2520 longview suite 215 austin tx 78705 512-477-3790. Jason hahn, d. C. Hahn chiropractic and wellness centers bulverde, tx 78163 830-980-2225 www. Hahnchiropractic mavcast@mavcast dallas. Pavalock chiropractic center franz pavalock, d. C. 6170 sherry lane, suite 300 dallas, tx 75225 phone (214) 373-0002 fax (214) 373-0566 e-mail dr. Franz@onebox. Kimberly a. Carroll, dc 14405 walters rd suite 504 houston tx 77014 281-583-7970 kim2065@aol michael a. Chaplin, d. C. , c. C. S. P. Chiropractic sports clinic of houston 2620 fountainview, suite 485 houston,texas,77057 fax 713-781-0109 work 713-781-0756 pager 713-915-6766 doc@drchaplin www. Drchaplin randy holmes dc 1235 north loop west, ste. 105 houston, tx 77008 713. 862. 2440 drholmes@drholmes longview jeffrey c. Brady, d. C. 454 forest square longview, texas 75605 903-757-6162 drbrady4dc@yahoo san antonio david burroughs, d. C. Bulverde chiropractic wellness center 28120 hwy. 281 north, suite 104 san antonio, texas 78260 830-980-7520 fax 830-438-7739 burroughs. D. C@juno monica l. Montoya, d. C. Email littleaggie@hotmail. Park place chiropractic dr. Jason atkinson, clinic director 275 north 300 west suite 401 kaysville, utah 84037 (801) 593-8112 phone (801 593-1801 fax email bodyforlifecoach@yahoo. Virginia charlotsville suzanne a. Coffey, d. C. Community chiropractic health care, inc. 689 berkmar circle charlottesville, virginia 22901 phone 434-975-1994 fax 434-975-1988 email drcoffeydc@earthlink daleville. Available on-site at arenas such asthe hampton coliseum, the ntelos pavilion, the va beach verizon wireless amphitheater, the norva, the scope, the richmond coliseum, innsbruck. And many others! . 3904 meadowdale blvd. Richmond, va 23234 804-271-7920. Dr. Jamie l. Higley, d. C. 3430 c anderson highway powhatan, virginia 23139 804 598-6300 o 804 598-0885 h 804 598-8755 fax 804 683-6980 cell 804 351-9621 pager drhigley@eartlink serving richmond and surrounding areas. I will travel as far as maryland to the north and roanoke, va to the south west and to va. Beach area to the east spotsylvania (fredricksburg area) glenn b. Molin, d. C. . Pepperwolf spinal care institute 2136 gallows road suite a tysons corner, virginia 22027 serving all venues in the washington dc area 703-204-2320 ofc. After hours 240-506-5613 703-204-1618 fax. Available for all washington dc venues including wolftrap filene center, mci center, nissan pavillion and merriweather post pavillion. We have provided chiropractic services for earth wind and fire, the gypsy kings, the eagles, al jarreau, kenny loggins, sara mclachlan, aerosmith, prince, cirque du soleil and many others. Over 28 years experience as a performing musician. Available for on-site care. . Washington kirkland michael taggart, d. C. 13501 100th ave. N. E. 50 kirkland wa 98034 425-821-1101 email mtagdc@aol www. Artontheweb seattle deane studer, d. C. 2004 fairview avenue seattle, wa 98121 206. 749. 0169 drdeane@seanet www. Seachiro silverdale wagner family chiropractic center 3501 nw lowell street suite 202 silverdale, wa 98383 360 692-3800 drmichael@atlasdoc www. Atlasdoc. Pepperwolf chiropractic wellness center 2136 gallows road suite a tysons corner, virginia 22027 serving all venues in the washington dc area 703-204-2320 ofc. After hours 240-506-5613 703-204-1618 fax. Available for all washington dc venues including wolftrap filene center, mci center, nissan pavillion and merriweather post pavillion. We have provided chiropractic services for earth wind and fire, the gypsy kings, the eagles, al jarreau, kenny loggins, sara mclachlan, cirque du soleil and many others. Over 28 years experience as a performing musician. Available for on-site care. . Epic performance integrative chiropractic 213 west wisconsin ave. Pewaukee, wi 53072262-695-0022 epicperformancechiro@gmail www. Drcharliekautz rhinelander advanced health bergman kopp allen chiropractic clinic barbara k. Bergman, d. C. Jerod bergman, d. C. Ida allen, d. C. 401. So. Pelham st. Rhinelander, wi. 5450l 715-362-2300 fax 715-362-2305 email bergman2354@charter. Alberta dean allan dc 216, 422 - 11th ave. Se calgary, ab t2g0y4 phone 269. 2225 fax 269. 2114 dr. Allan@freedomchiropractic. Ca dr. Julian n. Politylo, d. C. 1614-10 street sw calgary, alberta, canada t2r 1g1 ph 244-1600 fax 244-1679 mrcc@nucleus www. Nucleus ~mrcc. British columbia dr. Linda gordon 200-10366-136a st surrey, bc 604-585-1588 dandl@direct. Ca dr. Bob mabee murray chiropractic group victoria, bc, canada v8x 5j2 (250)881-7881 email bobmabee@shaw. Ca. Adelaide family center 1061 adelaide st. North london, ontario canada n5y 5a2 office 1519-858-9000 pafonti@hotmail. Dr. Scott mcgregor c o lakeside family chiropractic 2 lakeshore road, suite 6 st. Catharines, on l2n 7e4 (905) 937-1950 fax (905) 937-4518 the power that made the body heals the body. Email drsmcgregor@hotmail john bureau dc active health care centers 9 woodcock drive tillsonburg, ontario, n4g_4l7 (519)-688-3901 drjohn@activehealthcare. Ca. Hungary, budapest dr. Jack conway vice-president. -- hungarian chiropractic association drconway@mail. Inext. Hu. Dr. Peter readebeyond chiropractic5 inbhear square, templerainey, arklow, wicklow, republic of ireland+353 (0)402 91133, (cell) +353 (0)831 436594 www. Beyondchiropractic. Ie. Dr reade graduated from rmit university in melbourne, australia in 1994. He is registered as a doctor of chiropractic with the australian health practitioner regulation agency. He has been in private practice since 1994. He worked in melbourne, australia, until 1996, then moved to ireland, and has since practiced in greystones, arklow and monkstown (ireland). He completed a post graduate diploma in clinical neurology in 1999, and is a diplomat of the american chiropractic neurology board. He is also a qualified acupuncturist, completing his post grad diploma in acupuncture in 2009. He has over 20 years experiencein the management of chronic back pain, as well as headaches, migraines, sciatica, shoulder injuries, and developmental delay syndromes, both children and adults. He lectures to post graduate chiropractors in neurology for continuing professional development. . I have been fortunate to meet and adjust a number of high profile entertainers and professional musicians, and also perform in a jug band (huegrass), that plays americana style music. I have real love of music entertainment, and admiration for musicians entertainers, knowing the time and effort that is put into honing their skills. My experience in this area, has made me realise that they are a breed apart, in terms of determination, and unwillingness to lay down under adversity, often performing despite injury. . Panama agape chiropractic center dr. Marco antonio belizaire m. Centro medico bella vista consultorio 108 avenida peru y calle 39 507-227-3444 507-639-0635 cell mailing address is p. O. Box 0833-0055 plaza panama, panama central america drbelizairedc@aol. Spain, barcelona jennifer beck, d. C. Calle sant bartomeu 45 1 3 08870 sitges, bcn tel 93 894 90 12 innateexpression@hotmail. Dr. Timothy jameson, the author of the award winning web site musicianshealth and the book. The following photos and stretches are from dr. Jameson& ,s book repetitive strain injuries alternative treatments and prevention. For a more detailed description and for more full-body stretches, follow the link on the home page to purchase the book. General rules on stretching. The shoulder area the above and below stretches effect the shoulder region. Pull your body away from the arm. You ll feel the above stretch in the back by the shoulder blade and in your arm and forearm. The stretches below you ll feel in the front of the chest - these are great for all musicians, especially guitarists, pianists, and string players. Forearm stretches (below) these stretches help to relieve tension in your forearms and wrists. These are very important for any instrument with a fretboard - especially guitarists. Great for pianists too! Perform these stretches below just like the ones above - except go the opposite direction with your wrist. Don t forget to stretch those fingers! They take a beating playing any instrument! The thumbs are critical to stretch - especially in guitarists on the fretting hand. Hope you enjoyed the routine. Start doing these daily and you ll see a difference in your performance!. Used by professional and amateur musicians, fingerweights increase speed, dexterity, endurance, and control for all players all instruments. Designed specifically for musicians, the slip-on model fits comfortably on any size finger and is worn during practice and pre-performance warm-up. Fingerweights target the extensor and flexor muscles, the tiny muscles that open and close the fingers. The extensors (speed muscles) determine how quickly the musician can move from one key or string to the next. The flexors close the fingers and are essential for purity of tone. . Dr. Timothy jameson, the author of the award winning web site musicianshealth and the book. The following case studies are real-life stories of how musicians overcame their injuries and articles on injury prevention. If you would like to submit a story for publication, email dr. Jameson at chiro4u@aol case study 1 our first study is of a guitarist who experienced arm and hand pain. Case study 2 postural considerations in a flute player (more to come! ). All rights reserved. The courage to create brings many challenges procrastination, self-doubt, self-judgment, low self-esteem, envy of other artists, intimidation, isolation, performance anxiety (stage fright), feeling uninspired and an unpredictable income schedule. If you can identify with one, two, or all of those, you re not alone!. The reason i love to work with musicians, specifically, is that i ve seen first hand how my level of self-care impacts my creativity and freedom of expression. It only when i m well physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually that i m a clear channel for my creative gifts. . Self-improvement creativity i used to be a jazz singer. I was inexplicably drawn to the drama and the heartache, i was drawn to those songs for a reason. . Self-improvement creativity this article features ten nourishing daily practices that will help you connect with your creative self like you ve never done before. Whether you try one, two, or all ten, you ll be closer to your creative dream the moment you start!. News-and-society relationships social support can improve the functioning of your immune system, protecting you from disease, and it can increase your vitality, decrease your stress and improve your self-esteem. This article discuss what makes a strong social support network and provides concrete tips for keeping yours that way. . Self-improvement organizing this article explores the different kinds of clutter in our lives, and how that clutter stifles our creative expression. It includes questions to help you see which types of clutter might be a problem for you, and also provides concrete tips for dealing with your clutter. . Self-improvement coaching saying yes to ourselves and our self-care often means saying no to people, events and situations in our life and that can bring guilt. The more time we spend feeling guilty, the less self-care we re giving to ourselves. If we re letting someone else words, actions or non-verbal messages make us feel guilty, we re letting them take away our self-care. . Self-improvement success don& ,t lose your confidence if you slip, be grateful for a pleasant trip. And pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again. Jerome kern dorothy fields. Self-improvement coaching we say we want to change things, we set new year resolutions in place and we create lists of self-care goals. We make promises to ourselves, and sometimes to other people in our lives. And, in every moment, we have a choice between what we ll say yes to and what we ll say no to. . Arts-and-entertainment music you can do everything. What you cannot do, however, is do everything at the same time, or create a day that longer than 24 hours. . Self-improvement creativity artists sometimes have the experience of music, words, or other ideas, coming to them from out of nowhere. Where is this nowhere and how can we go in there after all of those great ideas??. Arts-and-entertainment music this article takes a look at musicians injuries. For an expert perspective, i interviewed dr. Sarah mickeler, b. Mus. , d. C. Dr. Mickeler is a former professional musician and a chiropractor who concentrates on musicians injuries in her practice. . Arts-and-entertainment music symptoms of performance anxiety (stage fright) include butterflies in the stomach, quickened heart rate or more severe symptoms such as hyperventilation, dizziness or intense fear. This article looks at the five main reasons for performance anxiety. . Self-improvement creativity 5 nourishing self-care practices that will improve your physical, mental, emotional and creative health. You can apply these straightforward tips to your life right now. . Self-improvement creativity singing is our birthright! Singing is a natural and pure expression of how glad we feel to be alive, and the way we show our love of music. This article features my top 5 reasons to sing. . Self-improvement creativity in my life, sleep is the number one way that i can either enhance my self-care and nourish myself or defeat my self-care and deplete my energy, peace of mind productivity all in one shot. When i m rested i m more resilient to stress. My body is more flexible and willing to work, my head is more clear and focused, i feel happier and more at peace and i m nicer to myself and to everyone else. . Self-improvement using structures for reminders, inspiration and tracking can help you to develop healthier habits in your life. Experts agree that it takes 21 days to form a new habit. Until something becomes a habit, it necessary to create a structure or routine around it. . Health-and-fitness nutrition carbohydrates - found in grains, breads, pasta, and sugar, as well as vegetables, fruit, tofu, beans, and dairy - provide the body with the most efficient fuel for energy production and brain activity. They& ,re nutritionally essential, a principle currently downplayed by the low-carb craze. . Self-improvement creativity we& ,ve all met people who are negative negative thinkers who consistently see the glass as half empty. In certain situations, particularly stressful ones, even the most positive person can fall victim to this distorted thinking. As a creative artist, this kind of thinking can keep us away from our art and can keep us from enjoying it even when we manage to keep at it. . I hear a lot of people commenting that they wish they hadn t indulged so much on their holiday or that they need a vacation after their vacation. When you have time off, it even more important to keep up with your self-care. . Every time i have the desire to do something, to create something, that spirit seeking expression through me. Any time we connect with something or someone, we& ,re also connected with spirit (also known as god, the universe, higher power, the source). While our personal definition of spirit is unique, when we connect with that spirit it immediately connects us with something outside of ourselves. . Is there a science to success? I ve been studying science lately, in the form of a book called the science of getting rich, written by wallace wattles in 1910. I ve discovered that this book holds many powerful ideas to enrich our lives, work and success as creative artists. . We can be just as afraid of our strengths as we are of our weaknesses, and just as afraid to succeed as we are to fail. Connecting with your strengths is about learning how to acknowledge your own gifts, accept compliments graciously and to present yourself confidently as the extraordinarily unique artist that you are. Link to article http www. Genuinecoaching articles connect-with-your-strengths. Html. When we approach a blank canvas, empty stage or notebook paper in a state of curiousity, we& ,re truly opening the door to the muse to our inner artist, our higher power and the creative flow of the universe. Link to article http www. Genuinecoaching articles curiousity-da-vinci-style. Html. Linda dessau, bfa, mta, cpcc is a singer, musician, writer, speaker, music therapist, coach and teacher. She is accredited by the canadian association for music therapy and is certified by the coaches training institute. As the owner of genuine coaching services, she helps creative artists enhance their creativity by focusing on their unique self-care issues. Learn more about her coaching program at www. Everydayartistcoachingstudio and sign-up for one or both of her free monthly newsletters at. (c) 2011 dr. Timothy jameson are you optimizing your health by eating wisely? The following articles are meant to help you learn more about eating properly and obtaining good nutrition through healthy foods. Your current health status is in part dependent upon your nutritional intake. Developing a healthy lifestyle begins with learning more about what makes up foods and how to organize the proper foods into your diet to create an optimum healing environment. Your body is composed of millions of cells that that are dependent upon an adequate intake of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, water, vitamins, and minerals. Deficiencies in one of more of these components will lead to less than optimum cellular function, decreased vitality, and if unchecked over a long period of time these deficiencies can lead to sickness and disease. How does one begin to make changes in the diet to optimize health? It starts with the basic understanding of the components of foods. As stated before the main components are carbohydrates, proteins, fats, water, vitamins, and minerals. Carbohydrates carbohydrates are complex branches of simple sugars. Some examples of foods composed mostly of carbohydrates are pastas, potatoes, cereals, beans, vegetables, and fruits. According to the research of dr. Barry sears, the author of enter the zone, the proper percentage of carbohydrates in each meal is approximately 40%. Proteins proteins are composed of substances called amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of your body genetic material, namely dna and rna. Also, amino acids are the primary make-up of your body proteins and enzymes. Thus, adequate intake of proteins is very important for optimum health. Some examples of foods high in proteins are meats, fowl, fish, and soybean products such as tofu. Approximately 30% of each meal should consist of a good source of protein. Fats fats are an essential component of cellular function. The brain is composed mostly of fatty tissue, as are the walls of every cell in your body. Fats come in different varieties. Saturated, poly-unsaturated and mono-unsaturated fats are the three main forms. Saturated fats are the type to avoid. These include butter, whole milk, sour cream, fatty meats, processed meats and hard cheeses. Sadly, with the advent of fast foods, the saturated fat content of foods has increased dramatically. This is partially to blame for the increase of overweight people in the u. S. Poly-unsaturated fats cause less of a problem within the body. Some examples of poly-unsaturated fats are vegetable oils. Finally mono-unsaturated fats are considered to be the best fats to ingest. Approximately 30% of each meal should consist of fats, preferably the mono-unsaturated form. Water adequate intake of water is a must for the performing artist. Cellular and muscular function is severely limited when dehydration is present. It is estimated that muscles lose 30% of their contractile ability when dehydrated. Unfortunately, our bodies do not have a good mechanism of advising us when to drink water. Usually when we begin to feel thirty our bodies are already dehydrated and in dire need of water. People who have more sedentary lifestyles should take in at least 6 to 8 glasses of water daily. Artists who exert a great deal of energy and sweat during their performances may need greater than 10 or 12 glasses the days before and after their gigs. Make sure the water is purified (not distilled). Purified water simply tastes better than tap water, and therefore goes down easier. Many people don t drink water simply because it tastes so bad. Consider athletic drinks that contain minerals and a sugar solution if you are excessively sweating during gigs or exercise routines. Vitamins vitamins are coenzymes that are essential for thousands of chemical reactions in your body. Vitamins are found in many foods, most potently in vegetables and fruits. Many people take vitamin supplements to add insurance that they are taking all of the needed vitamins daily. I often recommend this especially to busy musicians who work during the day and play gigs at night. I do not recommend mega-doses of vitamins, but i do recommend vitamins that slightly exceed the recommended daily allowance (rda). The rda is, in my opinion, too low. Make sure your vitamin supplements do not contain fillers, binders, additives, sugars, or aspartame. Yes, i ve seen vitamins with aspartame- that criminal if you ask me. Of course, it best to obtain vitamins from fruits and vegetables. In these forms they are readily absorbed into your bloodstream and the cells. There are plenty of sources to determine the amount of vitamins in foods. You can even find information on the internet on this topic. Minerals minerals are just as important to bodily functions as vitamins are. In fact, musicians who are excessively sweating during performances are loosing a tremendous amount of minerals through their sweat. I often recommend a mineral supplement and or a liquid colloidal trace mineral product that has been shown to be helpful in replacing depleted supplies of minerals. Finding the right combination of foods now that you understand the essential ingredients of foods, the big question is how do you eat properly to make the most out of your meals. You may have noticed that when the percentages of carbohydrates, proteins and fats were stated, they mentioned in each meal. This is because every meal should be balanced with each of these essential ingredients. The best proportion is approximately 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein, and 30% fats. Figuring out these percentages doesn t need to be very difficult. In fact, just some common sense will lead you in the right direction. For example, if you have a large pasta dinner with garlic bread, you are really overdoing the carbohydrates, in proportion to proteins and fats. To improve this, reduce the amount of pasta and add some form of meat or non-meat protein such as tofu. This will balance the proportions better. Most likely the fats will already be included because of olive oil in the spaghetti sauce and the butter on the garlic bread. (remember that butter is a bad form of fat, so use sparingly). Desserts eating dessert is not a travesty- just remember that if you are planning to eat dessert, ease up on the carbohydrates during the main course. Since desserts are mainly sugars and fats, you have to decrease the amount you eat of both during the main course. Again the purpose here is to provide a balance between the carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Avoid large proportions of desserts. Large sugar and calorie-laden desserts will throw your body chemistry out of balance. If in a restaurant, share the dessert with a friend to decrease the portion size. Why are these percentages important? Overloading on carbohydrates causes a hormonal reaction throughout your body. The hormone insulin is released when sugars enter the blood stream. Its function is to take the excess sugars from the blood stream and deposit them into the cells. Large carbohydrate or sugary meals cause a huge release of insulin. After the meal your body goes from having a large amount of sugars present in the bloodstream to having very little sugar in the bloodstream due to the huge influx of insulin. This explains the hungry feeling just hours after eating a large carbohydrate meal. Your body thinks it low on sugars! Since your brain soaks up about 80% of the glucose in the bloodstream, it attempts to maintain the blood glucose level at a constant state. Avoid this scenario by maintaining the percentages mentioned earlier. Your diet is one of the important factors that determines if you stay healthy and symptom-free as a musician. The more you know about nutrition, the better off you will be. The goal of this article is to teach you to perform at optimum function. You must take an active role in developing this optimum state. Nutrition is the easiest and most accessible self-help technique to get you there. Changes in your nutritional state will have wide-spread affects throughout your body systems. It will allow you to perform with more energy and vigor! . The following articles were written by dr. Timothy jameson and offer suggestions on overcoming and understanding injuries to the muscular and skeletal system in musicians. Contact dr. Jameson at chiro4u@aol carpal tunnel syndrome eight causative factors is an excerpt from dr. Jameson& ,s book repetitive strain injuries the complete guide to alternative treatments and prevention. Carpal tunnel syndrome complaints are usually involving pain in the hand and tingling and numbness of the first three to four fingers. Cubital tunnel syndrome in guitarists explains a condition that causes tingling, numbness and sometimes weakness of the fourth and fifth fingers of the hand. Trigger finger explanation and prevention explains about a painful condition that causes an inability to straighten our a finger or causes a locking of a finger with an inability for movement. Repetitive injuries continue to plague musicians offers strategies to prevent painful repetitive injuries and offers an understanding of why they develop in the first place. Weight training for the musician offer advice on how to improve your overall health to prevent painful musculoskeletal injuries. Repetitive strain injury prevention guidelines offers 14 tips to prevent rsis. Chiropractic care important for every musician back pain in the classical guitarist fatigue in pick hand and or arm while playing the guitar new!!! Orchestral stresses analyzed by dr. Joel margolies, d. C. , a french horn player preventing hand injuries while guitar playing an informative article from acoustic guitar magazine on line. Stress in piano playing by richard beuchamp offers excellent advice in piano technique and style to prevent injury. . Do you have questions for dr. Jameson about your health-related problem? He now offers phone consultations at a rate of per call, 1 2 hour maximum time per call. Calls must be paid in advance by credit card. Contact his office at 510-582-5454 to schedule and pay for your consultation. . October 9, 1978 is the date. My hotel room on the ninth floor of omni hotel in atlanta georgia is the place. This particular date was my 30. Birthday, which i celebrated while on tour as the lead guitarist for a band called hall oates. It was on this occasion that jesus gatecrashed my party by simply speaking to me in an audible voice that caught my attention and started me on a journey that was to transform my life forever. After doing a concert at the omni theater that night, the band threw a surprise birthday party for me, which consisted of all the accoutrements of rock and roll and went on into the wee hours of the night. The party took place in my room, and when every body crawled out and slithered back to their own rooms i sat down in a chair to chill out for a few minutes before i went to bed. It was about 5 am and while sitting in that chair all of a sudden i heard a voice speak to me and call me by my name to tell me caleb, from this point on everything in your life is going to be different and nothing is going to be the same for you ever again. This voice was so loud that i turned around to see who had entered into my room and found myself staring out the window seeing nothing. In that moment i was no longer high on drugs that voice had straightened me up, in my limited understanding all i knew was that i had been spoken to, but i did not know who the voice belonged to. At that time in my life i was not looking for god or jesus. I was a very successful musician at the top of my game as they say, but i was a person who was looking for answers, looking for answers to this existence that we call life and looking for something supernatural. So in that moment of hearing this voice i made a promise to myself that one day i would find out who that voice belonged to. A few days later my musician friends would ask me what i did on my birthday because i had just turned 30, so i would tell them about this experience with the voice and relate to them exactly what the voice had said, it was so clear in my mind because i couldn t shake it. (something i have learned in retrospect is that when god speaks to you and is calling you, he speaks with a voice that cannot be shaken off or dismissed. You can run but you cannot hide! ) their response was wow man what were you smoking and where can we get some! I would try and convince them that this experience i had was real but all to no avail, so i just held on to my promise that one day i would find out who this voice belonged to. That tour with hall and oates ended at christmas of that year and we all disbanded and went our separate ways to our respective homes, my home was in los angeles, ca. Sure enough just as that voice had told me, as soon as i got home my life started to unravel in every way possible. Up until that point i had led a successful career as a top studio musician in both london and los angeles with my phone ringing constantly with producers calling me for top-flight projects. And now the phone suddenly fell silent, it seemed as though i could no longer control my life, to put it in a nutshell, everything that could go wrong went wrong including divorce and bankruptcy, and i was left with a drug habit that wouldn t quit! My life as i had known it was in the process of being stripped away. This process lasted for 2 and years and during this time around the end of 1980 i met a guy who became a dear friend and who was instrumental in getting me to jesus. His name is chester thompson, a world-class drummer and all around good guy and precious brother in christ. You may know him from his work for many years with the group genesis and phil collins. Chapter 2. . In 1981 i joined a band that chester was putting together which was a lot of fun and some great no holds barred jazz-funk fusion music. We jokingly called it the oogah-boogah band and played in clubs down on the beach around malibu. There was something about chester that i could not figure out. I couldn t understand how this guy who was the same age as me and in the same line of work could keep it together and not do drugs and be crazy like everybody else in the industry. It seemed that there was a quality and stability about his life that was attractive to me. In short i used to think there something about this guy that is different and whatever it is i want it. I knew that he and his wife roz went to church and they were christians but it didn t mean anything to me at the time, maybe it was because i had gone to church when i was a kid and left it in my early teens never having heard the gospel only the do and don ts of religion. In case you are wondering about the title of this chapter, it is to do with the fact that god loves to set people up! Have you ever noticed that! He just loves to mess up our plans so that we will come to him, because he loves us so much he will put all kinds of roadblocks and detours in our way so that we will go his way, because his way is the way of blessing. And like any good father he loves to bless his children. The setup for me took place around the dinner table at chester house. We would work in his studio all day rehearsing and recording the band and at the end of the day his wife roz would cook us a lovely meal, which would often be the family favorite african stew , boy i can taste it now as i write about it! Mmmmmm! At the end of the meal as we put our knives and forks down she would turn to me and ask me this question well caleb why don t you go ahead and tell us just exactly what do you believe! A logical question one might say. At that point i would begin to expound for about 45 minutes on what i thought were the things i professed to believe in. It would start somewhere around spaceships aliens, gurus, eastern mysticism, rabbit feet, crystals, astrology and i would round it all out with the age old justification for doing drugs which goes something along the lines of well you know if god makes potatoes and vegetables to grow out of the ground and marijuana grows out of the ground too surely that okay with god right? Chester was amazing he had the patience of job, he would just sit across the table with his arms folded and wait for me to finish. When i was done he didn t preach to me or try to ram a bible down my throat, all he would do is simply respond with yea man i know what you mean but you just need jesus! When he would say that i would be absolutely infuriated. I was boiling mad inside, but i did not show that to him. I could not get my head around that fact that it took me about 45 minutes to explain myself and he could boil it all down to one name! What made it worse was that i knew that i had to go back home and he was going to get a good nights sleep and i wasn t. Deep down inside i knew that everything that i had professed to believe in could not cure me of my drug habit or fix my internal pain. I was in a bind and i knew it, and all my friend and his wife could say was that one name! Chapter 3. . On easter day 1982 i received a phone call that would be the catalyst for taking the first step towards the most important decision of my life. It was chester on the phone hey man what a you doing today? He asked, i wasn t sure what to say as i had been up all night til about 4 am dealing and doing drugs. I was wasted and not in great shape so i answered not much, why what up? And he said why don t you come to church today? It easter! In that split second i hung on the phone for what seemed like a long time, my mind did a quick inventory of my life and came up empty, so i said to myself well i ve tried everything else, why not church! I then said to chester ok i ll come with you , to which he responded that great we ll come and pick you up. The church that he took me to was in a brand new building in van nuys, ca called the church on the way. I had never seen anything like it before, about 2000 people all smiling and hugging each other in fellowship, so i thought there no way that this can be a church because these people are happy! I was 33 yrs old at the time and the last time i had set foot in a church was when i was about 14 yrs old, which was in my local church in england. My local church was st mary church in finchley, it was built in the 12. Century and back then everything about it was old, and the gospel was never preached. When i went to church as a kid nobody ever told me that you could have a personal relationship with god through faith in jesus christ. So here i am at the end of my rope in life walking in to this brand new building seeing musical instruments galore and a huge sound mixing board, and i thought there is no way that this can be a church with all this stuff, i know chester playing a trick on me and he taken me to a surprise gig, any minute now the grateful dead or weather report (two well known groups at that time) are gonna come out and blow everyone away! Chester could see that i was feeling a little uneasy about all this so he said don t worry let go and sit down over here, when we got to our seat they began the service with some worship. The congregation were singing contemporary choruses of the day of which i knew none, because my childhood church experience consisted of hymns, they started to sing one simple chorus that caught my attention and was the tool that god used to soften my heart and open me up. In my life lord be glorified, be glorified, in my life lord be glorified today. I had spent years playing every kind of music imaginable in my life as a professional musician. At this time in my life i was very much into jazz-fusion, complicated music with odd time signatures and key changes all over the place, and here i am in church hearing a congregation singing a childishly simple song with no more than four chords in it, and all of a sudden the world is no longer the same! To my ears the one word in that song that really got my attention was the word today! Every time they repeated the song the only word i could hear in the song was today and seemed to get louder and louder, i started thinking to myself wow something is up with today! Today is different to any other today that i ve ever known before today! People started to raise their hands in worship and i thought they were playing some kind of spiritual basketball, i thought to myself who throwing the ball and who catching it? If somebody would just tell me what the score is i can go home and i ll be fine! The atmosphere in the room started to change and it dawned on me that these people were serious and they were singing to jesus. It seemed as though jesus was in the room and he knew just where i was sitting. As i was trying to make sense of what was going on, suddenly the same voice that spoke to me in the hotel room 3 years ago spoke to me right there in the church and said very clearly caleb it time for you to come home to me today because i have a new life for you! At that moment i knew whom that voice belonged to, it was jesus, and it had been jesus who had spoken to me in the hotel room! It seemed like an explosion in my soul and all of a sudden i felt myself bathed from head to toe in a peace that i had never known before. The only way i can describe what i felt is to say that for the first time in my life i had found a place that i could rest the pain in my guts that i had carried around for years. I was in the presence of the lord and did not know what to do. I broke out into a sweat and gripped the sides of the chair in which i was sitting. At that moment pastor jack hayford came up to the pulpit and started to rip into his easter sermon. Boy he was really going at it, the atmosphere was electric and i was gripping the seat for dear life, my mind was trying to tell me to get up and leave because we had business to attend to at home but i was physically unable to move. It was a strange feeling because pastor jack was preaching up a storm but i could not understand a word he said, yet at the same time it seemed to me that this guy in a brown suit was telling my story to the whole congregation. The only thing that i could consciously understand was when he gave the invitation, and he simply said, is there anybody here today who would like to receive jesus christ as their lord and savior! The next thing i know is that i am now standing up with my hand fully extended in the air, i m looking up at my hand and then down to my feet, and thinking to myself how did i get up here! It was as if an invisible hand had grabbed me by the scruff of the neck and lifted me to my feet. It was in that moment i said yes to jesus. And went forward for prayer to become a christian. I went into a prayer room and prayed with one of the pastors, and he gave me some literature to help me get started in my walk with jesus. The problem was that now i had to go home, and home was not a good place to be. It was a drug dealing hellhole! So i went back home and continued to live life the way i had known it. I soon forgot what had happened at the church on easter, the peace that i encountered in the church had left and i was just doing the same old routine and my life was out of control. I had now got to the point where i could not get high anymore even though i was doing everything i could get my hands on and it was absolutely miserable. Then the unthinkable happened, i got very sick, i was laid out on my bed shaking uncontrollably from head to toe. I knew that after about eighteen years of doing drugs that something had to give out and it was my nervous system. I knew that if i did not get out of this that i was going to die, it was going to be all over and there would be no more caleb quaye! Nobody came to see me and i was on my bed for 3 days during this time i cried out to god. This was what i call my one on one time with god and it was definitely the most painful experience i ve ever had in my life. Suddenly my life flashed before me in a vision. It was as though someone was showing a video on the ceiling and i saw everything that i had ever done all the success that i had achieved in the music industry, the millions of people i had played to, and everybody i had known since i was about 4 yrs old. God was showing me in a way that i could understand that none of this meant anything unless i made a choice as to whom i was going to live for! At one point it seemed as though i had been struck blind, i knew that it was daylight and my eyes were open but i could not see a thing and it seemed to me that i was being moved down a dark tunnel and at the end of it there seemed to be flames and it was real hot and i did not want to go there, i began to cry out to god. I did not know how to pray at this point but i started to tell god that i was sorry for what i had become, because i knew that it was not god plan for me to become a drug addict, and i knew that my decisions had offended him. I made a deal with god as i was lying upon what was intended to be my deathbed. My prayer which i will remember for the rest of my life was this god i don t want anybody else theories or opinions, but if you would help me turn this page in my book and just give me jesus, i will give you the rest of my life! No sooner had i said those words that the same voice i had heard in the hotel room, the same voice that i had heard in the church on easter sunday, spoke to me right there and said caleb go and get yourself baptized today! Chapter 4. . I called my friend chester and he was glad to hear my voice on the phone, hey man where have you been we haven t seen you for awhile, what going on? To which i answered well i don t feel too good right now but i believe that the lord has told me that i am to get baptized today, could you help me? At this point chester starts to get excited do you know what day it is? He asks. I think it sunday i respond. It pentecost! He exclaims, what that? I ask. At this point chester starts to try and explain to me about the outpouring of the holy spirit and the birth of the church as described in the book of acts. Unfortunately i had just crawled off of what was intended to be my deathbed and was in no condition to go through bible college on the phone. If you could help me to get to the church so that i can get my body into the water that ll do fine. No problem he responded, we ll pick you up. I arrived at the church around 3 30 that afternoon in time to attend a class on water baptism. As the class was being dismissed the pastor who had instructed us said oh by the way if anyone is interested in the baptism with the holy spirit just speak to one of us back here and we ll take care of it. The evening service began at 6 pm and i was nervously waiting in line dressed in a white robe as part of a group of 13 people who were being baptized that day. The service began as with worship and we were stood behind a curtain that was behind the organ, so we could not see the congregation. Suddenly pastor jack came out on to the platform and stopped the worship and proceeded to address the congregation with these words church! Today is pentecost and i believe that the lord would have us all sing in the spirit! At that point the organ started playing again and the congregation, which numbered about 1500 people started to sing in their spiritual language, which is known as tongues. I didn t know anything about tongues at this point and i could not figure out what was going on, i started to get upset thinking to myself what on earth are these crazy people doing singing in french, greek and spanish all at once, can we please just get on with the program so that i can go home and get well! At that point it something happened to me that is very difficult to describe. It was as if a trapdoor opened above my head and my body stayed here but my spirit left this place! Because i was no longer hearing the congregation singing with the organ, i felt as though the same voice that i heard in the hotel, and in the church on easter said to me you re a musician i want you to come up here and hear this! I was caught up into heaven itself hearing the multitudes gathered around the throne! Millions of voices now singing in perfect harmony before the throne of god. I could not see anything but i was allowed to hear! The perfection of this music was devastating it kept washing over me in waves. To me it seemed as though i was gone from this place for two days! In my life coming from a musical family and having been exposed to music from all over the world, i had never heard anything like this, so beautiful yet awesomely powerful! When this experience started to die down the line of people started to move slowly forward to the baptism pool. I was stuck toward the back and was so overwhelmed with this experience that i turned towards the person standing next to me and exclaimed somebody had better get me in to the water quick because i can t stand this anymore! He just gave me a blank look not knowing what i was talking about so in desperation i pushed myself to the front of the line and dived into the pool! One of the pastors already in the pool baptizing people grabbed me by the throat and put me under the water! When he pulled me up i was a changed man. 18 yrs of doing drugs was over! When i stood up in the water my mind was no longer messed up, and i knew for the first time in my life that god knew me and had accepted me as one of his own! Chapter 5. . When i stepped out of the water an assistant gave me a towel to start drying off as i was patting myself down something very strange started happening. I could feel my hand passing through an invisible hole on my right side. I kept looking back to the water, because i knew instinctively that something had been taken out of me and left to drown in the water. Later on i would find out in the bible that paul in talks about the spiritual surgery that takes place in water baptism, describing it as follows col 2 11 in him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of christ, 12 buried with him in baptism, in which you also were raised with him through faith in the working of god, who raised him from the dead. Nkjv the whole in my side lasted for a week. It was about a foot in diameter, and each day i would feel my hand passing through it in the shower, and each day it would get a little bit smaller until it finally disappeared at the end of the week. This was my deliverance from drugs. Jesus christ is not only our savior but also our deliverer! After i got dried and changed i went up to one of the elders in the church, and asked him if i could receive the baptism with the holy spirit. I had heard the pastor make a brief mention of it in the baptism class earlier on, so i thought if it was from god it must be good and it wouldn t hurt to get all i could! So he told me to sit down and he laid his hands on my head and proceeded to pray in tongues over me. At that moment i started to cry and weep like a baby, and suddenly he stopped praying and said you have it! Well this was strange because i did not start speaking in tongues right away because i had a fear of something, but i knew that i had received something also. I knew that the holy spirit had taken up residence inside and was now bursting to come out in some way. This kindly old man whose name was don, just said to me don t worry you might start speaking in the car on the way home or something like that. Well it didn t happen in the car or anywhere else for that matter because i was scared stiff to do this tongues thing. My fear was due to the fact that i had grown up listening to a lot of jazz music and knew all about scat singing , and i thought that tongues was similar to scat singing and i did not want to offend god by doing that! I never told anyone about my fear, which was my little secret that i kept to myself. This went on for about a couple of weeks and my stomach was tied up in knots, as i knew that the holy spirit wanted to be fully released in me. Then it happened one day i was vacuuming my house and there was a knock on the door. I opened the door with the vacuum still going and there stood my friend bob sobo. Bob had a very serious look on his face and he had a bible tucked under his arm, he looked like a man on a mission. Hi bob, how are ya doing, what brings you this way i said. I need to talk with you, he said, right now he added. Can you turn that thing off? He said pointing to the vacuum cleaner. I turned the vacuum cleaner off and immediately he asks have you started speaking in tongues yet? I froze on the spot and thought oh! Oh! What going on here? Then bob started to tell me about a visitation that he had from an angel the previous night. This angel was sat at the foot of my bed and had a hood over his head with a big nose sticking out, it looked like pastor jack nose. At this point i thought bob was losing his marbles and that this was all a joke, when he added, my wife woke up and she saw him too! Now he had my attention, bob told me the angel said go and tell caleb it ok to speak in tongues because it just like scat singing! At that moment it felt like somebody had thrown a spear into my chest. I was completely dumbfounded, this had to be god because nobody knew my secret fear. Here i am standing in the doorway of my house holding on to a vacuum cleaner, and the lord is making it clear that he loves me so much he sent an angel to a friend of mine the night before, to give me a specific word of knowledge, so that i could be free from a fear that was preventing me from receiving the fullness of his spirit. This is a moment i ll never forget for the rest of my life! Bob says to me so let take care of this right now and i said whoa wait a minute , i was panicked this was too much at once, i needed to process this and i also felt that this was something that had to be between me and the lord. I said to bob here what i ll do, before this day is over i will get with the lord and take care of it, and i will call you and let you know ok he agreed. The rest of the day my stomach was doing cartwheels and it seemed like the day was filled with all kinds of details and distractions to take care of. Finally it was time to go to bed, and i knelt down by my bedside and glanced at my clock, it was 11 pm, i closed my eyes and said a very nervous prayer which went something like lord i know it time for me to start speaking in tongues so i m going to open my mouth and start making some noises and whatever you want to do with that is fine with me amen. I opened my mouth and within seconds a flood of words and a language that i had never known before came pouring out of me in praise unto jesus. The next time i opened my eyes and looked at my clock it was 1. 30 pm i had been praying in tongues all that time, my stomach was no longer in knots, i was both exhausted and blessed at the same time, my knees were shot and i crawled into bed like and slept like a baby! I had truly been baptized with the holy spirit! Chapter 6. . My journey in music ministry began in the summer of 1982 about 3 months after i had become a christian. The same voice that i had heard in the hotel room and in the church on easter pentecost sunday was about to call me again, this time to ministry. I was told by some friends at the church that there was soon going to be a concert by a guy called ken medema, and it was highly recommended that i should be there to see this guy because he was really good and anointed etc. So when the day came i went with my good friends chester and his wife roz, and my dear friends pee wee his wife michiko to see the concert. Typical of musicians we arrived late and slid into some seats at the back of the church just as ken was being led to the platform to take his place at the piano. Ken medema happens to be blind, but what he may lack in physical eyesight he more than makes up for in spiritual insight and incredible musical talent. As ken started to play and sing his songs, something started to happen! The piano sound suddenly changed, and it became the most beautiful sounding grand piano i had ever heard in my life. I had spent many years in recording studios and had heard piano recorded under the most impeccable conditions with state of the art equipment, but i had never heard a piano sound like this. I looked around to see if people were hearing what i was hearing. They just seemed to sit there motionless and indifferent to the quality of the sound, and the music that was being played. Ah ha! Maybe the guy running the sound was putting some effects on the piano and playing tricks with the sound! I looked over to see the sound guy just sitting back doing nothing with his feet up on the console sipping a soda! What in the world was going on with the sound of this piano i thought, nobody else seems to be hearing what i m hearing! The suddenly the voice of the lord spoke softly yet firmly to my soul and said do you see what he doing? Somehow i had an understanding that ken was doing something spiritual with the music, so i answered yes. Then the lord said to me i want you to start doing that for me! It never ceases to amaze me how the lord only has to say a few words and you get the whole picture. I suddenly realized in that moment that god was calling me to change my whole way of life. Up to that point i had lived life as a secular musician making a living in the studios playing all kinds of music and none of it was glorifying god. I realized that god was calling me to come out of the music industry to play for him. In my understanding it became very clear to me that either i play music for god or i don t play at all. No longer was i to play music that extolled the vices of the world, god had given me the gift of music, a gift that has been in my ancestry for generations, and now it was to be used for him or not at all. The conviction was so strong on me that i had me head in my knees, i felt that i had to make a decision before i left the building other wise i might get struck by lightning or something. In the electricity of that moment i turned to my friend chester and said i don t know what going on man, but i m coming out of the studios, i can t play that music anymore! He looked at me not knowing quite what to say, but he knew that something serious was going on. When the concert was over his wife roz said to me let go out into the foyer to look at the books and tapes that are on sale. This sounded like some well needed relief for me so i accompanied her into the foyer. While she was browsing the books i was just standing there in a daze trying to process what had just happened, when all of a sudden the pastor who had led ken medema onto the platform came running through the crowd looking for me. He was very excited and pointed his finger in my face in front of a crowd of people who were wondering what was going on, and said god has just told me that you are to play at the next face to face concert in november, will you do it? So feeling somewhat embarrassed in front of everyone i said off the top of my head sure, no problem i d be happy to! I left the building in more of a daze, got into my car and as i m driving home i started to have a conversation with jesus! Lord would you mind telling me what have i just done! I ve told this pastor that i will do his concert in november, but i have no christian band, no christian music what am i to do? The lord response to my plea was that right it time for you to start playing for me now so i said well ok but i need some songs. Thirteen songs were written in one week, i put a band together with my dear friends pee wee michiko and a drummer, we did the concert and 35 teenagers gave their lives to jesus. When i saw the response i said to myself ah ha! I can do this. There is no greater joy than seeing the lord use us and anoint our gifting to bring others to himself. I spent years playing music in high powered concerts that inspired people to do drugs or go crazy. Nothing is more satisfying to me than making music that can inspire a person to open their hearts to a personal relationship with our savior and deliverer jesus christ. If you would like a personal relationship with jesus christ whom you have just read about in my testimony, may i invite you to say this prayer and make it your own personal invitation for christ to come into your heart thank you jesus that you have made yourself known to me. You are not just a person to read about or hear about, but you are real and living. I believe that you are the son of god who suffered and died on the cross so that my sins might be forgiven, and that you rose from the dead and ascended into heaven to appear before the father for my sake. I open my heart to you to confess my sins to you, and put my trust in you as my savior and the lord of my life. Fill me with the holy spirit and help me to understand the bible so that i might live a life that is pleasing to you. Thank you for your mercy, forgiveness and the free gift of salvation. Thank you for my membership into the family of god, in jesus name amen. . To learn more about dr. 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Timothy jameson, and the chiropractors listed on the following page have asked dr. Jameson to be placed on the referral list. They are in no way contracted by dr. Timothy jameson or affiliated with his chiropractic practice, bayshore chiropractic family wellness center of castro valley, ca. If you choose to contact a chiropractor on this list, please be advised that any advice given by that chiropractor is by his her own judgement, and not that of dr. Jameson or a consensus of the performing arts network. I understand and agree to this statement. . Dr. Tim jameson has been in private chiropractic practice for over 21 years. He enjoys being dad to jillian and paul, and is married to wife laurie for 20 years. . Dr. Jameson is a worship leader and director of music at christ& ,s community church in hayward, ca. He plays a martin acoustic electric, a fender strat electric guitar and a yamaha s-80 synth. . Dr. Jameson is also currently enrolled in seminary, and is receiving his masters of divinity degree in december 2011. . Dr. Timothy jameson, the owner and creator or musicianshealth is excited to announce the release of his new book. Talks about dr. Jameson& ,s on-site (concert venues, recording studios) chiropractic care for professional musicians. Have more questions about injury prevention and holistic health care?. In january 1999 issue. Used by permission). All rights reserved. The courage to create brings many challenges procrastination, self-doubt, self-judgment, low self-esteem, envy of other artists, intimidation, isolation, performance anxiety (stage fright), feeling uninspired and an unpredictable income schedule. If you can identify with one, two, or all of those, you re not alone!. The reason i love to work with musicians, specifically, is that i ve seen first hand how my level of self-care impacts my creativity and freedom of expression. It only when i m well physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually that i m a clear channel for my creative gifts. . Self-improvement creativity i used to be a jazz singer. I was inexplicably drawn to the drama and the heartache, i was drawn to those songs for a reason. . Self-improvement creativity this article features ten nourishing daily practices that will help you connect with your creative self like you ve never done before. Whether you try one, two, or all ten, you ll be closer to your creative dream the moment you start!. News-and-society relationships social support can improve the functioning of your immune system, protecting you from disease, and it can increase your vitality, decrease your stress and improve your self-esteem. This article discuss what makes a strong social support network and provides concrete tips for keeping yours that way. . Self-improvement organizing this article explores the different kinds of clutter in our lives, and how that clutter stifles our creative expression. It includes questions to help you see which types of clutter might be a problem for you, and also provides concrete tips for dealing with your clutter. . Self-improvement coaching saying yes to ourselves and our self-care often means saying no to people, events and situations in our life and that can bring guilt. The more time we spend feeling guilty, the less self-care we re giving to ourselves. If we re letting someone else words, actions or non-verbal messages make us feel guilty, we re letting them take away our self-care. . Self-improvement success don& ,t lose your confidence if you slip, be grateful for a pleasant trip. And pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again. Jerome kern dorothy fields. Self-improvement coaching we say we want to change things, we set new year resolutions in place and we create lists of self-care goals. We make promises to ourselves, and sometimes to other people in our lives. And, in every moment, we have a choice between what we ll say yes to and what we ll say no to. . Arts-and-entertainment music you can do everything. What you cannot do, however, is do everything at the same time, or create a day that longer than 24 hours. . Self-improvement creativity artists sometimes have the experience of music, words, or other ideas, coming to them from out of nowhere. Where is this nowhere and how can we go in there after all of those great ideas??. Arts-and-entertainment music this article takes a look at musicians injuries. For an expert perspective, i interviewed dr. Sarah mickeler, b. Mus. , d. C. Dr. Mickeler is a former professional musician and a chiropractor who concentrates on musicians injuries in her practice. . Arts-and-entertainment music symptoms of performance anxiety (stage fright) include butterflies in the stomach, quickened heart rate or more severe symptoms such as hyperventilation, dizziness or intense fear. This article looks at the five main reasons for performance anxiety. . Self-improvement creativity 5 nourishing self-care practices that will improve your physical, mental, emotional and creative health. You can apply these straightforward tips to your life right now. . Self-improvement creativity singing is our birthright! Singing is a natural and pure expression of how glad we feel to be alive, and the way we show our love of music. This article features my top 5 reasons to sing. . Self-improvement creativity in my life, sleep is the number one way that i can either enhance my self-care and nourish myself or defeat my self-care and deplete my energy, peace of mind productivity all in one shot. When i m rested i m more resilient to stress. My body is more flexible and willing to work, my head is more clear and focused, i feel happier and more at peace and i m nicer to myself and to everyone else. . Self-improvement using structures for reminders, inspiration and tracking can help you to develop healthier habits in your life. Experts agree that it takes 21 days to form a new habit. Until something becomes a habit, it necessary to create a structure or routine around it. . Health-and-fitness nutrition carbohydrates - found in grains, breads, pasta, and sugar, as well as vegetables, fruit, tofu, beans, and dairy - provide the body with the most efficient fuel for energy production and brain activity. They& ,re nutritionally essential, a principle currently downplayed by the low-carb craze. . Self-improvement creativity we& ,ve all met people who are negative negative thinkers who consistently see the glass as half empty. In certain situations, particularly stressful ones, even the most positive person can fall victim to this distorted thinking. As a creative artist, this kind of thinking can keep us away from our art and can keep us from enjoying it even when we manage to keep at it. . I hear a lot of people commenting that they wish they hadn t indulged so much on their holiday or that they need a vacation after their vacation. When you have time off, it even more important to keep up with your self-care. . Every time i have the desire to do something, to create something, that spirit seeking expression through me. Any time we connect with something or someone, we& ,re also connected with spirit (also known as god, the universe, higher power, the source). While our personal definition of spirit is unique, when we connect with that spirit it immediately connects us with something outside of ourselves. . Is there a science to success? I ve been studying science lately, in the form of a book called the science of getting rich, written by wallace wattles in 1910. I ve discovered that this book holds many powerful ideas to enrich our lives, work and success as creative artists. . We can be just as afraid of our strengths as we are of our weaknesses, and just as afraid to succeed as we are to fail. Connecting with your strengths is about learning how to acknowledge your own gifts, accept compliments graciously and to present yourself confidently as the extraordinarily unique artist that you are. Link to article http www. Genuinecoaching articles connect-with-your-strengths. Html. When we approach a blank canvas, empty stage or notebook paper in a state of curiousity, we& ,re truly opening the door to the muse to our inner artist, our higher power and the creative flow of the universe. Link to article http www. Genuinecoaching articles curiousity-da-vinci-style. Html. Linda dessau, bfa, mta, cpcc is a singer, musician, writer, speaker, music therapist, coach and teacher. She is accredited by the canadian association for music therapy and is certified by the coaches training institute. As the owner of genuine coaching services, she helps creative artists enhance their creativity by focusing on their unique self-care issues. Learn more about her coaching program at www. Everydayartistcoachingstudio and sign-up for one or both of her free monthly newsletters at. By dr. Timothy jameson doctor of chiropractic castro valley, ca the amateur or professional musician must become aware of their environment before they begin playing. Environment means such things as temperature where you will be playing, sun exposure, dry ice exposure, lighting, and noise exposure. A musician who investigates these aspects of his her environment beforehand will be more apt at maintaining optimum health, while at the same time be prepared to perform at the highest level possible. Let us take a look at each of these different factors. Ambient room or outdoor air temperature where you will be performing your gig? Is it in a concert hall with regulated air temperature? Or will it be in a cold damp church on a winter morning? Make an attempt to visit the site where you will be performing ahead of time. Determine how you will need to dress. Are you going to be subject to direct sun exposure on a hot summer day? If you are, don t plan on wearing that flashy hot red polyester suit. You ll suffer from heat exhaustion if you do. Here some suggestions if playing in cold environments, wear clothing that will keep your core body temperature maintained. If your band or orchestra has standardized clothing, then consider long underwear to keep you warm. Also, consider how the cold will affect your finger dexterity. Temperatures below 62 will lead to decreased dexterity and clumsiness. For cold weather performances purchase a pair of gloves with the fingertips cut off (if playing your particular instrument allows this). Maintaining hand warmth is critical to preventing repetitive strain injuries to the tendons and muscles. Besides that, your speed and dexterity are much better when your hand and fingers are warm. If you are playing in warm environments, such as outdoors in the summer, remember to take with you at least two water bottles filled with spring or filtered water. Take sips between every song or at least every 10 to 15 minutes to maintain hydration. Wear clothing that will breath - will allow air flow to the skin, while allowing heat from the skin to escape. Avoid costumes and suits if at all possible. Have two towels handy - one to wipe off perspiration, and one that is dampened with cold water to wipe your head and face with. This will help keep your body cool. Maintaining proper hydration days before the performance is just as important. Drink six to eight glasses of water daily in preparation for the hot climate. Sun exposure everyone knows, or should know, that sun exposure increases the risk of skin cancers. Musicians who are continually performing outdoor gigs throughout the summer must take preventative measures to reduce the risk of overexposure to the sun. Use sun screens with spf 30 or greater. One application should keep you protected through a typical two hour performance. Wear sunglasses that block uv rays. It has been proven that sunglasses without a ultraviolet ray block can actually cause retinal damage in your eyes. Just because everything seems darker doesn t mean your eyes are being protected. Most sunglasses made today offer protection against uv rays, but if you are using your favorite sunglasses from 1975 then take a good look at purchasing some new shades. Dry ice dry ice is gaseous carbon dioxide. Blocks of frozen carbon dioxide are put into water and the solid form goes immediately to the gaseous form to create those clouds that reflect lighting so well and create that misty appearance on stage. Many performers state that this dry ice irritates their throat and affects singing. Breathing in large amounts of carbon dioxide over a long period of time can affect your overall health and throw off your blood gas levels. (such as the carbon dioxide oxygen ratio) if you are involved in stage performances that include dry ice use, consider the location where the ice will be blown from and attempt to position your equipment away from that location. Talk with the production manager about pointing the dry ice machine away from the performers. In most cases, working together with the stage crew can provide the desired affects of the dry ice, while at the same time preserving the health of the musicians. Noise exposure noise exposure is not only a consideration for rock musicians. Every musician must plan carefully how they will handle the sounds on-stage or in the orchestra pit. Are you sitting directly behind a brass section that can reach over 100 decibels? Are you an electric bass player standing right next to a drummer? Consider the health of your ears. Prolonged exposure to loud noise will cause damage to the sensitive structures of the ears. Many types of earplugs exist for musicians that maintain adequate range of tones, while dampening the total decibels entering the ear. For comprehensive information on hearing issues, visit our links page and go the hearnet. This site offers many great articles about hearing loss and prevention issues. Lighting if you are reading music on-stage, will you be able to see the music with the lighting that available? Or will you be straining every muscle in your face trying to see the music? Some music stands come with small lighting for this issue, but many do not. Again, planning ahead will prevent a great deal of discomfort, and will keep your eyes healthy. A musician who is serious about maintaining health will take a serious look at these factors as well as many others when preparing to perform. Don t go into a performance with no knowledge of your playing environment. Knowing your environment is as important as the amount of practicing you have done over the past few years. Poor preparation can ruin your performance and even lead to health complaints down the line. . Dr. Timothy jameson, the owner and creator or musicianshealth is excited to announce the release of his new book. Dr. Timothy jameson, the owner and creator or musicianshealth is excited to announce the release of his new book. Do you have questions for dr. Jameson about your health-related problem? He now offers phone consultations at a rate of usd per call, 1 2 hour maximum time per call. Calls must be paid in advance by credit card. Contact his office at 510-582-5454 to schedule and pay for your consultation. . This page is dedicated to people who have questions regarding their health and would like to have a chiropractic viewpoint on their condition. If you have a question that you would like answered by a doctor of chiropractic, then visit our referral page for the chiropractic performing arts assn. And find a doctor in your area. Question 1 q i am a guitarist that has been playing for twenty years, i am 32 now. I ve been playing professionally for the last 10, and and even though i don t practice as much now, we re talking many hours. Well the problem with practicing you see is that my left wrist has become somewhat of a problem. From what i know about carpel tunnel, it doesn t seem like i ve got it. The problem then---i m not sure. I have developed a bump on the top of my wrist, that is located about 1 2 inch from the bone that ordinarily sticks out along the side of the pinky. This would be just south of that bone if i were looking at my watch. It feels hard like a bone in itself, unable to be massaged away. When i play, it becomes distinct, and usually there is some dull pain, sometimes a feeling of weakness. Any ideas? I am about ready to see a doctor, but who, what, where? Thanks for your advice. A what you explain sounds like a ganglion cyst - a small protrusion of a tendon sheath. This is a benign problem and responds to deep tissue massage techniques and other natural therapies. Medical doctors will typically excise the cyst with a simple surgery. (if you can call any surgical procedure simple. ) of course, you would need to be examined to determine the exact nature of the problem. Ganglions develop due to a prolonged stress on the tendon. So my thought is this - what is making this develop in the first place? I would take a look at your playing style to see if you are stressing your hands in any way. You always have to look at the underlying stressors to determine why the problem is developing. If you don t, you ll simply run the chance of redeveloping the problem again. As to what doctor to visit - i would recommend chiropractic care simply because of my knowledge of the body self-healing abilities. I would recommend a hand x-ray to rule out any oddball things that could be causing this bump. I would implement massage therapy in with the chiropractic care to help the tendons heal properly. I would recommend a video-tape analysis of your playing style to determine how you are stressing your hands. I recommend the conservative care for about four to six weeks. If it does not reduce the size of the bump over that time, than i would recommend a medical consult with a hand surgeon for more invasive procedures. But always do conservative care first before considering surgery. I hope this helps you out. Good luck in your decision-making. . Question 2 q whenever i play for periods of time my finger starts to hurt and almost bleed. What should i do? A how long have you been playing? Are you a beginner or advanced player? If you are a beginner, then your fingers will need to develop calluses (a toughening of the skin) through regular playing. I would recommend playing your instrument just to the point when you begin to notice some soreness in the fingers - then stop. Continue again the next day again just until you feel your fingertips hurt. After a period of one to two weeks, the fingertips will begin to callus in response to the pressure (this is the body innate response to stress on the fingertips). If you have been playing for a long period of time and are devloping these hand symptoms, you should consider how much pressure you re placing on the strings. Use this simple test - push down on the strings at your body strongest possible force. Register this pressure in your brain and give it a 100% rating. Now barely touch the strings with your fingers and give this a 0% rating. You should be able to produce a tone with about 30% of your maximum pressure. (this varies depending upon string gauge and action). Take a serious look at how much pressure you are using to play. . Question 3 q i am writing to you for a recommendation about a problem that i am experiencing related to guitar playing. Six to ten hours after playing a 40 minute set (normally the next morning) i experience a sharp pain in the first knuckle of the ring finger of my left hand (i am right handed). In addition their is considerable swelling and stiffness which subsides with icings, anti-inflammatory drugs (aleve), and rest within two days. The pain seems the worst when their is side to side force on the finger (eg when string bending). Any ideas you have would be welcome. A there a few things that can be happening here. Even though it is your finger that hurting we have to investigate many sources for this discomfort. The stresses upon your finger joints from playing the guitar are most likely responsible for the pain, but let look deeper into why your fingers are resonding to the irritant so severely. First, you have to take a good look at your overall nutritional state at this time. Are you getting in your fruits and veggies every day? Are you balancing your meals to include carbohydrates (starches, breads, pastas) with proteins (meats, fish) and fats? Poor nutrition will lead you do developing joint irritation. I often recommend that people with joint pains begin taking essential fatty acids, such as borage oil and flaxseed oil daily to help their bodies regulate the inflammatory response better. Secondly, i recommend glucosamine sulfate for joint pain conditions. This is a substance found in cartilage and helps to rebuild the joint surfaces. The second avenue i would look into is the health of your nervous system. Joint pains can result from irritated nerves from the neck. The joints receive their nerve supply mostly from the radial nerve - which stems from the lower neck. Irritation of the lower neck can result in joint pains down in the fingers! Think back to any neck injuries or previous neck complaints. A chiropractor can easily determine if this is a problem that can be initiating your finger pain. The third thing to look at is your playing style itself. How much pressure on your putting on the strings and how much force is being put into the joints? Sometimes simply playing with less force can reduce the irritant to the joints and thus reduce the swelling and pain that follows. All this must be taken into consideration in providing an answer to your question. Seek a chiropractor who looks at all these factors and you should see beneficial changes within one to two months. . Question 4 q i am a beginning piano player and have developed pain in my arms and forearms since i began taking lessons. I am practicing about 90 minutes per day since beginning a couple of months ago. Should i just take a few days off (that is what i dread doing since i am already addicted to learning to play). Or can i just put up with the discomfort and continue to practice without causing permanent injury? Should i begin a weight training or exercise program to help my arms heal? A there much to discuss here about your new interest in piano playing. To start off with, what is your sitting posture like while you are playing? If you are too close due to reading and learning new music, you may be exerting strain upon the neck, shoulders, and arms. How are your arms situated? You may be extending (bending back) or flexing (bending forward) your wrists too much while hitting the keys. Another important factor is making sure you have enough light to read the music so you re not straining your eyes at the same time. It is common for these tendonitis problems to pop up when you begin a new activity that involves a great deal of repetitive motion over a relatively short period of time. Think about this - you re going 90 minutes per day of using your fingertips to hit the keys. You probably have never done an activity such as that before. It is not a surprise your body is screaming at you. Just imagine if you started hammering nails 90 minutes per day for five weeks - you d be hurting just as bad. If you keep at the same schedule, most likely your arms will not have a chance to heal. In fact, if you keep up your schedule without changes, you are guaranteed a more serious problem developing. I wouldn t recommend weight training just yet because you re simply going to strain the already injured muscles. You need to start off by cutting down just a bit on your training schedule - not for a long time, just maybe a two or three weeks. Do 30 - 50 minutes per day instead of 90. Most importantly though, stretch your hands, forearms, arms, and shoulders before, during and after playing. If you are not aware of stretching routines, there plenty of books on the topic in your local bookstore. Do not play for more than 15 - 20 minutes at a time without a stretching and relaxation break. Drink lots of water - your muscles are composed of 75% water. If they are dehydrated they will strain much more easily. Drink a 10 ounce glass of water every hour, starting now! You will urinate quite often, but it worth the recuperative powers of the hydration. During every break, drink some water. You can speed up the healing process a bit by seeking care from a chiropractor or massage therapist who specializes in myofascial release techniques. This will reduce the adhesions developing in your tissues due to the inflammatory process and allow the muscles to heal faster. Good luck!. Question 5 q dear doctor i have enjoyed very much your article available on the internet. My name is julia and i am a cellist. I have suffered from all kinds of problems in my left arm since april of 1998 and so far i have been unable to find the right help or even a hint of support from any doctor. My main problem at this moment is a result of a car accident i smashed my left index with a car door. Fortunately the x-rays show no sing of a bone fracture. However i still experience a very sharp pain inside of my fingertip when i try to play and some times when my index is in contact with something very hot or cold. At the same time all the area between my last joint and the tip feels sleepy, specially in the exact spot where the car hit me. Doctors have told me that there is no possible way of finding out what is wrong because of the small size of nerves and tendoms in the fingertip. I want to believe that there has to be a way of getting a diagnosis and fight this problem. I have also thought about trying accupuncture, but i don t know what technique would be good for me. I have just moved to calgary and plan to attend the banff center of the arts in october as an artist in residence. You can imagine how desperate and how lonely it feels to be here with not a clue of what to do. I would very much appreciate any suggestions from you. I hope that maybe you have dealt with similar cases in your hospital and maybe you happen to know about a professional that happens to live in calgary or near by and who isused to dealing with musicians injuries. Thank you very much for taking the time to read this letter and i look forward to your response. A i wish there was an easy answer to your dilemma, but your finger is in the middle of healing from this injury and it going to take time for that process to be completed. When you have a crush injury, like smashing your finger in a car door, it involves damage to all of the soft tissues in the finger, including blood vessels, cells, nerves, tendons, and bone. It going to take months for all of these tissues to heal. Playing the cello with the damaged finger is simply slowing the process of healing - you re putting continued pressure on the damaged area and stressing it more. One of the best healing methods that can aid your body healing ability is chiropractic care. A chiropractor will check the functioning of your nervous system. Your nervous system is the controller of all bodily healing - it drives the healing process. If your nervous system is compromised in any way by spinal misalignments (subluxations) it will slow the healing process. I recently worked with a man who was unable to flex his fourth finger to his palm. He wasn t sure of the reason why. By adjusting his spine, restoring nerve flow to the finger, and performing muscle and tendon massage to his hand, within five visits he could flex the finger normally again. This shows the power of a properly working nervous system. Acupuncture may be helpful in this situation also by enhancing microcirculation in the region of the injury. I personally do not know of any chiropractors in the calgary area, but you may want to call around and ask them if they believe they can help you. Make sure you find a chiropractor who is subluxation-based and understands how the nervous system controls your healing mechanisms. I wish you well and hope that your body healing ability is optimized. . Question 6 q i ve been a pharmacist here in san antonio, tx for the past 27 years. I m also a part-time professional magician working trade shows performing with a deck of cards. I also enjoy playing fingerstyle blues guitar on my acoustic. Recently, i ve had a few(not many) hand specialists neurologists starting to prescribe prenatal vitamins to their patients with carpal tunnel syndrone. Seems like these vitamins are loaded with plenty of the b-complex vitamins and lots of folic acid(1mg). What are your thoughts on these? I ve been diagnosed with cts, however, my left ring finger pinkie tingle but usually at night when i go to sleep. What helps a lot is sleeping with a wrist splint. I haven t noticed it much affecting my guitar playing, but i have noticed that my left hand fingers don t have the same amount of strength or touch when performing sleights with a deck of cards. Your assistance thoughts would be gladly appreciated. A the only problem about vitamins for cts is that they can t unpinch nerves. Cts results from long term nerve irritation either from the spine or from multiple areas along the nerve path from the spine to the hand. I agree that vitamins help the body heal (if it is already deficient in vitamins) but vitamins are not the entire answer to healing from cts. I have found with all cases of cts involvement of the nerve roots at the cervical spine level. Once we begin clearing up the disturbance of nerve function to the arm and hand, healing begins to take place. This may take 6 months to a year, depending upon how long you have had the condition and how severe it is. So my advice to you would be to have a chiropractic evaluation and have some massage work done to the chest and upper extremities. . Q my son is 14 years old and has been playing guitar since he was 4 yrs old. He has recently begun working on his speed and playing complicated pieces such as guns roses guitar solos, putting more stress on the left hand wrist forearm than normal. He is now experiencing a combination of an ache stabbing pain in the left wrist under along the pinky side of the wrist. The pain is after he plays, and is painful to apply any pressure on the hand. It extends to about an inch up into the hand (pinky side) and about an inch up the forearm. We have been soaking and he has cut down on his playing extensively over the past couple of days. He is also extremely upset over this as he wants a career in guitar music and this is his main focus. What kind of treatment therapy or rest would you recommend? Thank you in advance for your time. Your piece on cubital tunnel syndrome was very interesting and helpful. Your son may be experiencing an overuse injury of his muscles and tendons due to the more challenging pieces he been playing lately. The area you re speaking about that is hurting him has many tendon attachments and muscle insertions. These muscles and tendons work hard when performing faster moving solos, especially involving reaching with the pinky finger to higher frets. There a few things you can do at home to try and remedy this before you seek the help of a professional 1) you can first easily evaluate your sons muscles by putting some deep pressure starting in the hand and working your way up the forearm. Find out which muscles are sore to the touch. Also check the biceps and triceps in the arm, and finally, make sure to see if his shoulder and neck muscles are sore to the touch. Many times, even though the hand may be the painful area, these problems can travel all the way up to the neck. . 2) once you& ,ve found where the sore muscles are, begin a daily massage routine of stripping the muscles upwards towards the heart. You may want to do this a couple of times a day. After that, massage across the muscle fibers as well. This will help push the swelling out of the area and release tension in the forearm. . 3) consider giving your child fish oils - you can find these in your local health food store in capsule form. They are antiinflammatory in nature, and tremendously beneficial to the body, and will help the healing process. Also, if you son isn& ,t taking general multivitamins and minerals, add those as well. Do not give your child antiinflammatories to remedy the pain and swelling. These will prevent healing and will simply mask the problem, making him more prone to serious injury if he plays while taking the drugs. . 4) have your son drink at least six glasses of pure, spring water per day. (not from the tap). Muscles are about 70% water and dehydration will make him more prone to these types of injuries. . 6) if you find that after a week of doing this there is no change in your son& ,s condition, and especially if it seems worse, then visit a chiropractor on my referral board located on my www. Musicianshealth site. Click on the chiropractic performing arts network page. If the problem persists, there may be neurological involvement that would need to be evaluated by a chiropractor who can restore the function to the nervous system and to the hand. . 7) finally, many of these problems are the result of poor posture, playing styles, technique, and other physical factors such as poor diet and nutrition. To really prevent this in the future, you have to evaluate that overall state of your son health and find where improvements can be made. Make sure a good guitar instructor helps him improve technique and posture while playing. I would refer you to another article i ve written what makes musicians prone to repetitive injuries that you can find at this link musician health. It will give you a new perspective at injury prevention. . The chiropractic performing arts network is a volunteer organization of chiropractors who have an avid interest in working with performing artists. This organization was founded by dr. Timothy jameson, and the chiropractors listed on the following page have asked dr. Jameson to be placed on the referral list. They are in no way contracted by dr. Timothy jameson or affiliated with his chiropractic practice, bayshore chiropractic family wellness center of castro valley, ca. If you choose to contact a chiropractor on this list, please be advised that any advice given by that chiropractor is by his her own judgement, and not that of dr. Jameson or a consensus of the performing arts network. I understand and agree to this statement. . Dr. Timothy jameson, the owner and creator or musicianshealth is excited to announce the release of his new book. Thank you for visiting this web page devoted to the understanding of why musicians are susceptible to injury, especially painful neck, shoulder, arm and hand problems. In this web site, you will learn why injuries develop, how to prevent them, and discover health enhancement options available to you should you experience symptoms. . . The cpan is a group of chiropractors who have an avid interest in working with the performing arts population, and in most cases are personally trained as musicians, dancers, and actors. The goal of the cpan is to bring natural, drugless healthcare to the performing arts population with the vision of enhancing performance, increasing vitality creativity, eliminating drug use (both prescription and recreational), and increasing overall body awareness. . , a doctor of chiropractic practicing in castro valley, california, usa. This site is a labor of love that evolved over the past 15 years. Replying to hundreds of musician email requests for health information has led to the information you read on these pages. To learn more about dr. Jameson chiropractic practice, please. Caleb is a new friend and supporter of musicianshealth!. Dr. Timothy jameson, founder of musicianshealth announces his support of. Provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. Musicares& , services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. Musicares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. Dr. Peter readebeyond chiropractic5 inbhear square, templerainey, arklow, wicklow, republic of ireland+353 (0)402 91133, (cell) +353 (0)831 436594 www. Beyondchiropractic. Ie. Dr reade graduated from rmit university in melbourne, australia in 1994. He is registered as a doctor of chiropractic with the australian health practitioner regulation agency. He has been in private practice since 1994. He worked in melbourne, australia, until 1996, then moved to ireland, and has since practiced in greystones, arklow and monkstown (ireland). He completed a post graduate diploma in clinical neurology in 1999, and is a diplomat of the american chiropractic neurology board. He is also a qualified acupuncturist, completing his post grad diploma in acupuncture in 2009. He has over 20 years experiencein the management of chronic back pain, as well as headaches, migraines, sciatica, shoulder injuries, and developmental delay syndromes, both children and adults. He lectures to post graduate chiropractors in neurology for continuing professional development. . I have been fortunate to meet and adjust a number of high profile entertainers and professional musicians, and also perform in a jug band (huegrass), that plays americana style music. I have real love of music entertainment, and admiration for musicians entertainers, knowing the time and effort that is put into honing their skills. My experience in this area, has made me realise that they are a breed apart, in terms of determination, and unwillingness to lay down under adversity, often performing despite injury. . The missing link between singing, communicating,. And bubble gum. The word gift is a noun. It means something that is given to somebody, often to give pleasure or show gratitude. It can also refer to a talent or skill that someone appears to have been born with. You and i were given a free gift called the voice. As children we all made up sounds and songs. Why? Just because we could. Also, because it felt good and we enjoyed the sounds. And, whether we were technically accurate or not, there were always those who loved our songs. . We ve just left the season of thanksgiving and are entering into the season of advent leading up to christmas. I can think of no better time than to use our free gift, the voice, to give a gift back to the one who thought of, created and designed us all. But, you might say, i m not really a singer. Ah, but you are! We all are. You can t help it, and here the key to your freedom singing isn t primarily for performance, it for personal expression, with or without a human audience. Don t get me wrong. Singing in a chorus, choir, on a worship team or in the congregation is great. That what i train people for. But that the structured, organized kind of singing. Im talking about the sing it out anywhere, any time kind of singing. Why does singing feel so good? One, it as natural as breathing. And speaking of breathing, singing causes wonderful, low breathing and that is so good for your mind and body. Also, the vibrations it causes in the chest, neck, oral cavity, face, sinuses, nasal passages and more are nothing short of stimulating. Literally. That why babies, children, teens and adults all naturally sing. Finally, who do you think most wants to hear your songs? The one who created you, and song. And don t worry about musical accuracy. He is listening to your heart. Merry christmas from chris carole beatty, and vocal coach. Setting the stage to be a great singer today you have to be more than just well-trained, and a good musician. You also have to be amonitor, and control non-musical influences that affect your physical voice, like dryness. It the only way to maximize your abilities and have longevity. Why? Because what we call the voice, is actually a complex combination of physical, mechanical and acoustical elements. Consider this while athletes are jumping higher, running faster and hitting and throwing further, singers are not singing better. Vocal range, agility and longevity haven t improved at all. In fact, quite the reverse may be true due to all the help we get from electronics. I wouldn t be surprised if most of today pop singers would be out of business were it not for these helps. We are so dependent on electronics to help projection, tone and even pitch control that without them, most singers simply could not pull off a convincing and pleasing performance. That being said, the vocal coach voice training studio, in brentwood tn, is loaded with electronics and computers. Why? Because i love working with these tools, and it part of producing today music. However, my goal for singers is that they would not need the electronics to sing a convincing, live concert. Their voices should be free, flexible and efficient vocal instruments. I use electronics to take the performance farther, not to add elements that aren t there in the first place. Dangers of a dry voice when the larynx, sinuses and nasal passages are not moist and lubricated, several things happen. First, the leading edges of the vibrating vocal folds become inefficient and irritated. This can promote any number of problems including pre-nodules, frank vocal nodules and more. When most singers feel this dryness they try to compensate by forcing more air through the larynx. This just compounds the problem. It a self-destructive cycle. Then, there the limited sound sensation felt in the mask of the face and head caused by dryness. In other words, if you are dry you won t physically feel the vibrating sensations of the voice, probably causing you to push and force the voice. When the vocal tract is moist and lubricated the singer sings more easily, and naturally. So, dryness can ruin your day whether you are a singer, speaker, teacher, pastor, coach or telemarketer. Some causes of dryness having established the seriousness of a dry larynx let? S look at some of the causes. . The most obvious, and easily fixed, is simple lack of systemic hydration. In other words, not drinking enough water throughout the day. Several days of drinking about half your weight in ounces (150 pounds = 75 ounces of water) should start to reverse that problem if, and that a big if, there are no compounding issues. (note if you are one of those who has a water bottle on stage during a concert, don t take lots of little sips as that doesn t re-hydrate you. It will actually cause surface dryness since you are continually washing away whatever topical moisture is there. When you take a drink, take enough to make it count. ). Then there are the effects of medications and vitamins, and here is where it gets really scary for a singer. Did you know that most medications, whether prescription or over-the-counter, have a side-effect of drying? Even some vitamins. Between prescriptions and self-medications we are drying out our bodies. For the average person this may not be a big issue. But, for a singer, it is. Let your local pharmacist or doctor guide you so you don? T compound the drying to a dangerous level. And while you shouldn& ,t be afraid to take medications when you need them you do need to be informed. Combining multiple sources of drying can be a big problem. Again, a good pharmacist can really help you here. Examples most allergy, anti-anxiety, birth control and cholesterol medications are drying. Even our old friend, vitamin c, in extreme amounts, can thin the blood and have the potential of contributing to vocal fold hemorrhage. Vitamin c also has a diuretic side-effect, possibly leaving your vocal folds dry. . Another potential contributor to a dangerously dry voice is our living environments. And, they affect a lot more than our voices, including our lungs, skin, eyes. . . Everything. Consider these environments our homes. Cooling air conditioning in the summer, and heated air in the winter both produce dry air. Anything below 40% humidity is too low, especially when combined with other issues. Even a central humidifier may not do the job during cold winters. Many people have either heat or cooling on every day of the year. The resulting dry air is a constant threat to a healthy body. Our cars. Unless you have the windows open or the top down (assuming a convertible, of course) you probably condition your car air in much the same way as you do your home air. For many, that means they are in a too-dry environment most of their lives. Places of work. Unless you work outside, you are probably facing the same dry-air conditions at least during part of the year. Airplanes. For over 15 years, carole and i flew commercial flights up to six times each week, for 10 months out of the year. Several pilots got so used to seeing us they warned us of the dangers of that many hours in an airplane. Pilots aren t allowed to fly as much as we did. (but fly we did, since driving to places like singapore, malaysia, australia, new zealand and europe didn t seem practical. ) flyers should add at least 8 ounces of water, per hour of flying time, to their daily intake. Singers should also limit their talking on planes as well as in noisy cars and buses. Competing with loud engine or road noise can be very fatiguing to the voice. . Stress, and the pace of life today, is another issue. The average person today has little or no real down time. Even family and vacation times are seldom truly relaxing due to schedules, and the ever-present cell phones, laptops, internet and up-to-the-minute news, most of it negative. If you work on a church staff, sunday is often the busiest day of the week, and the word sabbath is just an afterthought. Singing as a career adds other issues. As with many jobs, the temptation for singers is to never rest because of what it takes to survive financially. The tendency is to take any and all jobs, no matter what the cost, just to keep climbing the ladder of success. That stressful, and takes a toll on the voice. Travel schedules are grueling, and management, booking and record companies seem more concerned with the bottom line today, than the singer health tomorrow. Is this a drying problem? Yes. Living with constant tension leads to anxiety and adrenalin release, and that is physically drying to the throat. In contrast to the furious pace of life today, in the early 1900 s, when my great aunt, louise homer, was singing with caruso, it would take a full week to go from new york city to san francisco by train. They would arrive a week before the event to rest and acclimate. Today we make that same trip in five hours, do a sound check, sing and return home the next day. That great use of time, but the body, including the voice, can t keep up with it over the long haul. We weren t built to. . Caffeine is a potential hazard to singers and speakers if used in excess. One cup of coffee in the morning, or one 8 ounce glass of a soft drink isn t a problem, but who has just one? If the coffee is there, we drink it, and fast-food restaurants don t have 8 oz cups. More like 12, 16, 24 and even 32 oz. . . . With free refills that none of us can turn down. So, take control! It your voice, not starbuck or mcdonald s. Remember it cumulative. The issue isn t one aspect of your life, it all the aspects combined. It cumulative. Medications plus vitamins, plus dry house, plus poor hydration, plus caffeine and on and on. That is the problem. What to be done? 1. Take an inventory of your potential drying-factors. Include water intake, medications, home car work air, daily caffeine intake etc. 2. Make a to-do list of things you can change. Be specific and realistic. For example, you probably can t change the air in your car or you place of work, but you can severely limit caffeine, check with the pharmacist on drying side-effects in your meds and increase your water intake. 3. Topical moisturizing can also help lubricate critical areas when you are dry. That why vocal coach sells. . (www. Vocalcoach store) several sprays in the mouth, while inhaling or better yet, in the nose, and you feel instant moisture. And, while it doesn t replace drinking water, it is an extremely effective way to take away that tickle that often comes with dryness. Entertainer secret was formulated by a nashville ent (doctor who specializes with ear-nose-throat issues) and is widely used by singers of all styles of music as well as professional speakers. 4. Warm up carefully, using the lip-trill or lip-buzz. This child-like sound helps create an efficient lubrication (mucosal viscosity) for the larynx. Most importantly, be aware. Do your homework. You are the responsible party when it comes to your voice health. . Playing major league baseball is like any professional sport in at least one significant way i could never do it. I do not have the ability, skills, experience or even desire, and it takes all four. Carole and i just returned from new york yankee spring training. (all 15 home games in tampa!! ) as the weeks went by, a number of important principles were driven home (no pun intended) with each game. They could be summed up as this proven routines and practices are necessary to succeed in almost anything, including baseball and singing, any shortcuts you take will likely limit that success. We arrived at the games two or three hours early to watch the players doing final workouts on the practice field. We would also watch the grounds crew meticulously shape the playing surface. Talk about detail! When the white lines were put down it was with a surveyor precision and measurements. When preparing home plate they used a metal template to assure exacting measurements. Nothing was left to chance. As the physical field was being prepared,players would drift out onto the field and begin some exhaustive (and to me painful-looking) stretches. And guess who came out the earliest? The strongest players! Catcher, jorge posada followed by short stop derek jeter, left fielder hideki matsui, third baseman alex rodriguez. . . And then the rest. Sometimes trainers would assist, but usually the guys were on their own. The goal? To be sure they get the most out of their bodies, without injury. And, as i look back over my 40 years as a professional coach and performer, i see many parallels betweenprofessional athletics and excellent singers. First, singers are vocal athletes and require careful, systematic warm-ups. In my experience the best, and most consistent singers are the ones whospend the most time in preparation. It the hot-shots who just show up and oftenpull it off. . . But aren t around next year. They are also generally the least consistent and often plagued with vocal problems. Getting the best results, with minimalvocal injuries is a matter of knowing what to do and doing it faithfully. That takes education,dedication and discipline. Those are three words some singers don t like to hear, but proper preparation prevents poor performance. It always has, always will, and that why we at vocal coach continue to provide training, warm-up and workout tools for all levels of singers. And remember how i said that it was not only the players, but also the facility that was being prepared with great care. For us that might compare to the instumetns, sound system and sound check, fresh batteries in the wireless mics, appropriate temperature levels in the building etc. Finally, i was very aware of the visual state of each player. They looked ready to play and win. Nothing, absolutely nothing was left to chance. And though they may not win every game, they will give it their best, having prepared as fully as they know how. Let do the same for the lord, and for those who listen to us. . Have you ever wondered why christians read the bible and take communion more than once? We are commanded to, and that because we forget things! It the same reason many professions require their members to re-qualify regularly. It to show they have retained the information and skills necessary to do the job right. How would you like to go to a medical doctor, or fly with a pilot who wasn t current with his testing? I wouldn t. In other words, just because you did something correctly at one time doesn t mean you still are. For singers, it the same truth just because you sang correctly and efficiently at one time doesn t mean you still are. May i challenge you to critically evaluate where you are in your singing skills. Then, do what you need to do to get them back. And remember, teaching the singers of today and tomorrow is what vocal coach does. We have free vocal tips, personal training, workshops and dozens of cd that can help you accomplish your goals. Just visit us at www. Vocalcoach. . The missing link between singing, communicating and. Bubble gum. Have you ever heard two singers sing the same song only to have one sound like a musical robot, and the other a gifted communicator? The answer is probably, yes. If no recent example comes to mind, just think of a child, teenager or novice singing a well-known song made famous by a skilled artist. What is the difference between the two performers? The novice simply sings words on assigned pitches. The mature communicator takes words and thoughts and integrates them into the music. This results in an audio and, if live performance, visual message. The goal of any singer should be the movement of the message from singer. . . To listener. What are some steps you can take to be the best communicator you can be? Try these 1. Build relationship with the song. You need to get inside the lyric and develop some degree of relationship with the message of the song. I suggest you begin by carefully studying the lyrics. Discover what you think the writer is saying and write these thoughts down. Next, write a brief summary of each verse and chorus in your own words. Add your personal thoughts, feelings and observations along the way. In other words, create your personal, amplified version of the song. As you move back to the original lyric you will have a fuller and deeper understanding of the writer intended message. You and the song will have developed a relationship. 2. With the accompaniment playing, speak the words in very loose and approximate rhythm trying to stay more conversational, and talky than singy. This helps you tocolor outside the lines a bit and experiment with different ways of saying singing the same thing. In the process, you may discover some things. For instance, you may decide to start some phrases late, after the beat. Or, you may decide to anticipate the expected entrance and come in early because it just seems to make sense. You might also decide that holding out some words, even if you have to rush the words that follow, makes the message clearer. Some of the best song interpretations can be discovered quite by accident while experimenting with the song. Then, when you listen to gifted artists, you will recognize that some of these freedoms are what make their renditions the best. As you develop this process, you will be a more interesting singer and a better communicator. 3. Where you breathe can make or break the song. The way you phrase the words by pausing. . . Or not, breathing. . . Or not can also help make the song yours. Obviously you need to breathe, but not necessarily where everybody assumes you will. Sometimes, connecting the end of one phrase to the beginning of the next, just makesthe message clearer. A dramatic pause after just the rightword can be equally powerful. Spend time really listening to some accomplished singersthen experiment, experiment, experiment. 4. Use volume dynamics meaningfully. Have you even had to listen to someone speak who is absolutely monotone, boring and uninteresting? It all sounds the same, and the result is they lose their listener. The same can happen with singers. If everything is loud, then loud doesn t mean anything. In addition, the listener will suffer what is called ear fatigue, and everything will become all but meaningless. If everything is soft, then soft doesn t mean anything. It all relative. Be interesting, and not always predictable. It will keep the listener interest and be more fun for you. 5. Why is double-bubble gum pink? (stay with me here! ) i recently read that the person who invented the highly successful double-bubble gum discovered it quite by mistake. He did work for a chewing gum company, but there was no such thing as bubble gum. One day while experimenting at home (like you should be with your songs) he came across a mixture that allowed big bubbles, and was easy to peal off the face. But, it was clear in color, so he added the only food coloring he had in the house. . . Pink. Double-bubble is the most popular bubble gum to this day, and most all bubble gum is pink. . . And it was an accident. Isn t it interesting how many good accidents, and how much good luck happens to people who keep working at something? Hmm. . The vocal coach complete performance cd doesn t contain bubble gum (see feature article), but it does teach the principles and exercises that can take you from being just a singer to being an effective communicator. Topics like communicating the message, choosing songs, selecting the kay, facial expressions and physical gestures, dealing with sound systems, sound checks and more. Check it out at www. Vocalcoach store and click on cd s. . Dr. Timothy jameson, creator of musicianshealth is excited to announce the release of his new book. Books on repetitive injuries (click on book to go to barnes noble bookstore) repetitive strain injuries is written by the author of this web page, dr. Timothy jameson. The book provides many non-medical alternatives to the treatment of repetitive injuries and educational material to understand the cause and effect of repetitive strain upon the musculoskeletal system. Repetitive strain injury by pascarelli, md and deborah qer. Although this book examines the plight of the computer user, it is still considered one of the finest books available on the topic of repetitive injuries (just behind dr. Jameson of course). It does offer the medical model viewpoint for treatment of these injuries, so buy dr. Jameson boook first to learn how to avoid drugs and surgery. The repetitive strain injury recovery book by deborah quilter. This is another excellent source which examines more of the psycho-social aspects of living with repetitive injuries, such as coping with disabilities. Highly recommended. The carpal tunnel helpbook self healing alternatives for carpal tunnel and other repetitive strain injuries by scott fried, valerie prescott musician-oriented books raise your voice. Effortless mastery liberating the master musician within by kenny werner paperback book and cd set. Effortless mastery liberating the master musician within is a book for any musician who finds themselves having reached a plateau in their development. Werner, a masterful jazz pianist in his own right, uses his own life story and experiences to explore the barriers to creativity and mastery of music, and in the process reveals that mastery is available to everyone, providing practical, detailed ways to move towards greater confidence and proficiency in any endeavor. While werner is a musician, the concepts presented are for every profession or life-style where there is a need for free-flowing, effortless thinking. Book also includes an audio cd of meditations narrated by kenny to help the musician reach a place of relaxed focus. The inner game of music by barry green, w. Timothy gallwey by the best-selling co-author of inner tennis, here& ,s a book designed to help musicians overcome obstacles, help improve concentration, and reduce nervousness, allowing them to reach new levels of performing excellence and musical artistry the art of practicing the guide to making music from the heart this landmark book enlightens amateur and professional musicians about a way of practicing that transforms a sometimes frustrating, monotonous, and overly strenuous labor into an exhilarating and rewarding experience. Acclaimed pianist and teacher madeline bruser combines physiological and meditative principles to help musicians release physical and mental tension and unleash their innate musical talent. You are your instrument by julie lyonn liebermann. An excellent book which emphasizes self-help techniques to overcome postural strains and imbalances while playing instruments. . The athletic musician a guide to playing without pain by barbara paull and christine harrison. This book offers advice on ergonomics, exercises, and injury prevention for the musician. The musician& ,s way a guide to practice, performance, and wellness by gerald klickstein. . Gerald klickstein is a professor of music at the university of north carolina school of the arts and is a classical guitarist. This is an excellent book to enhance your practicing ability, performance ability, health and wellness, and creativity. Dr. Jameson highly recommends it!. Making music for the joy of it enhancing creativity skills and musical confidence by stephanie judy starting from the belief that we all have musical ability, judy challenges popular assumptions about musicality and shows how to remove self-limiting beliefs and avoid frustrations as you discover and express the musician within, whether you want to play classical, jazz, pop, be-bob, old time, or new wave. The musician survival manual (not available through bn - call number below for ordering) this is another excellent book written by an m. D. -musician by the name of richard norris. It describes many of the different forms of musician injuries and offers helpful hints on playing changes and instrument alterations of help relieve strain. To order, call mmb music at 1-800-543-3771 (usa canada) or 314-531-9635. Chiropractic health care chiropractic first the fastest growing healthcare choice before drugs and surgery an excellent introductory book that explains all aspects of chiropractic care and a little bit of its history as well. General health books talking back to prozac what doctors aren t telling you about today most controversial drug by peter breggin, m. D. This book investigates the workings of the drug companies to push their mega-billion dollar drug prozac on the american public. If offers eye-opening case studies of people who have been severely affected by the drug. A must for anyone on the drug or are considering it. The alternative medicine guide to chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia environmental illness by burtan goldberg and the editors of alternative medicine digest. This is the source of natural health care for chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. This book explains literally hundreds of methods to overcome these illnesses, along with some of the postulated causes. Stretching by bob anderson. The authoritative guide to stretching for the entire body. A must for every musician. . Timothy jameson, d. C. 22179 redwood rd. Castro valley, ca 94546 phone 510-582-5454 email chiro4u@aol. The chiropractic performing arts network is a volunteer organization of chiropractors who have an avid interest in working with performing artists. This organization was founded by dr. Timothy jameson, and the chiropractors listed on the following page have asked dr. Jameson to be placed on the referral list. They are in no way contracted by dr. Timothy jameson or affiliated with his chiropractic practice, bayshore chiropractic family wellness center of castro valley, ca. If you choose to contact a chiropractor on this list, please be advised that any advice given by that chiropractor is by his her own judgement, and not that of dr. Jameson or a consensus of the performing arts network. I understand and agree to this statement. . .
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