August 2011 Convention
Charlotte, NC

Medical Issues of Flutists

Medical Issues Panel

photo by Lea Pearson

Speaking in one of the sessions focusing on performance health were four health practitioners with special understanding of concerns for flutists, spoke. Physical therapist Susan Fain discussed issues of posture and position. Nina Heumann, chiropractor, educated us about the Active Release technique, which she uses often with musicians and athletes who have soft tissue injuries. Stephen Mitchell, otolaryngologist, brought us up to date on recent advances in voice and allergy developments. Michael Treister, hand surgeon, shared up-to-date information on primarily carpal tunnel syndrome.

—Lea Pearson