Vocal Health and Musician Injuries

Vocal Health and Musician Injuries Treatment in Nashville, TN

Steve Kravitz Physical Therapy

If you are lucky enough to be coming across Steve Kravitz, run, don’t walk to see him, you will not be disappointed. I have been seeing Steve regularly for going on two years and he is the only therapist I have found that effectively manages my chronic neck pain, TMJ, headache, fatigue, sleep and stress related symptoms. After years of trying other types of therapies like acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, shiatsu, osteopaths, and more, I can confidently say that his skill set is unique. Combining a foundation of Physical Therapy training with Craniosacral therapy, nerve mobilization and other techniques that were new to me, Steve effortlessly pulls from a deep well of knowledge to read and meet your body’s specific needs. Beyond his undeniable talent, he is also professional and trustworthy in a way that makes you feel comfortable, safe and taken care of. I could not recommend anyone more highly than Steve Kravitz, he has hugely improved my quality of life.
— Seldon H.

●      Symptoms -

Whether it is in the form of singing or playing a musical instrument, a musician’s performance can be physically challenging. Vocal problems include pain or discomfort when speaking or difficulty controlling the pitch, loudness, or quality of your voice. Other symptoms that may indicate vocal problems are a low, raspy, or rough voice, hoarseness that continues for 2-3 weeks, trouble swallowing or breathing, coughing or choking when you swallow, and frequent throat clearing or the sensation that you have a lump in your throat. Injuries vary depending on the instrument played and how it’s played.

 

●      Causes of Vocal Health/Musician Injuries -

Demanding compositions, sustained postures, and the repetitive nature of practice routines and performance can place repeated and prolonged stresses on the body. The physical demands on the body are often heightened by the fact that many musicians continue to play their instrument despite experiencing symptoms of pain. Repetitive stress injuries, stress induced illness, pain while playing, and neck tension leading to vocal distress are all common causes that lead to vocal and musician injuries.

 

●      How to Get Relief -

Manual therapy interventions are found to be very beneficial for vocal health and other musician injuries. Dr. Steve Kravitz provides a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare using techniques of joint mobilization, deep tissue mobilization, and muscular retraining that is uniquely tailored to relieve patient's specific problems overtime. Each treatment is gentle and non-invasive, focusing on releasing the tension and discomfort and aiding in ultimate relief. The benefits from treatment can strengthen the functioning of our nervous system, increase circulation throughout our body, and improve the way our organs work.

 


Schedule Your First Appointment -

Dr. Steve Kravitz of Steve Kravitz Physical Therapy provides a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare in order to ensure the highest quality care for patients in Nashville, Tennessee and New York, New York. Treatments are a unique, personalized approach to Physical Therapy which has been developed over twenty years to aid in ultimate relief.

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