Performance Injury - Road to Recovery

Alan's video diary as he goes though recovery process (herniated discs in neck)

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By Alan Fraser

11 Lessons

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1

Retrain Sensory Motor System

The MRI shows 4 herniated discs in Alan's neck. His self-healing strategy: feed new info into the sensory-motor system

2

Adjustment of Posture in the Functional Sense

vs. mechanical sense and all that applied to piano

3

What is the Function

Don't follow the finger down into the key

4

The Hand - Body Relationship

We not only need to radiate the stand up motion throughout the body but also look into hand body relationship

5

Applying These Ideas to the Repertoire

Scriabin Op.9 No.1

6

Individuation of the Sound

The hand has this amazing capacity to individuate parts of itself from within

7

Thumb Corkscrew Action

Creates a moving entity

8

Well Organized and Integrated Posture

Where the kinematic chain goes from finger tip through the neck into the core

9

Taking the Pressure Off the Neck

Cramped shoulders and how Tai Chi helps with that

10

Remove The Bad Neuro Motor Patterns

and focal dystonia might just go away

11

A Specific Degree of Muscle Tonus

Alan is talking about specific type of tonus on the fingers complementary to the tonus of the thumb