Probodyone Program for Artists
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Probodyone offers a specific program for actors, singers, musicians or dancers who live with passion their profession, does not exempt of great efforts in physical and mental level. The professionals of the art experience throughout their professional race health problems related to the instrumental execution, which can generate a technical obstacle or lead even to the interruption of their professional activity.
Practicing a musical instrument or developing the art of singing can be very rewarding activities, but do not lose sight of the physical suffering they cause; according to some estimates, three out of four orchestral musicians suffer various pathologies in relation to their musical instrument during their professional career.
A study of 56 international orchestras revealed that 50% of musicians experience pain during performance and 83% felt that their education had not prepared them for the physical and psychological stress of the performing arts.
THE VOICE, INSTRUMENT OF THE SINGER
The voice is produced through movement. In the daily development of our social life, the voice transmits unconscious coded messages. Voice adjustment is subject to physical qualities such as tone, tone, intensity, etc. These physical qualities imply variations in breathing: that is, how the air is inhaled and exhaled.
The body, the posture, the muscular synergies and the resonance of the sounds are necessary so that the voice is able to express itself fully. The body is a plastic organ capable of being modeled to develop its functionality: the chest, respiratory muscles, dimensions of resonators, etc., are elements that can be adjusted and balanced with very specific osteopathic manipulations.
The mind is a fundamental pillar for the singer. In fact, stress can diminish technical abilities or, if well controlled, give the voice its optimum potential. This means that singing requires technical skills that must be supported by a perfect physical and emotional balance. Any spinal block will be linked to an alteration in the mind and voice.
More generally, posture, balance of the vertebral curves, pelvis and legs, anchoring of the feet in the ground and free circulation of the upper airway associated with the relaxation of the mandible and the tongue, are structural elements that allow the head and neck to facilitate the transmission of a perfect sound. In addition, movement of the diaphragm will be optimal only if the six ribs and costovertebral joints are free in their three-dimensional motion. The posterior insertion of the diaphragm and its thoracolumbar and visceral relationships participate in the balance of the spine and good pelvic mobility.
In short, more than 110 muscles are directly involved in singing. Emotion can alter the voice or, conversely, when the singer dominates it properly, giving life and good vibrations.
The overall muscle tone adjustment will allow you to project your voice with greater perfection. The global muscular action coordinates with the muscles of the pharynx and larynx; therefore, it is essential to balance the body and posture in its entirety by a general osteopathic treatment.
Being in harmony with your body and your mind means that the body is freed of tensions, pains and discomforts that alter the limbic structures of the brain and the autonomic nervous system. In fact, vocal interpretation is directly related to the balance of the autonomous ortho and parasympathetic nervous system.
The Probodyone Artist Program seeks to optimize the body-mind axis with a holistic and synergistic work methodology, which allows the singer to express all his artistic potential in vocal production.
The overall muscle tone adjustment will allow you to project your voice with greater perfection. Global muscle action coordinates with the muscles of the pharynx and larynx
THE MUSIC-INSTRUMENT COUPLE
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Many musicians face health problems related to instrumental performance and this, in the worst case, forces them to interrupt their musical activity. Although most are not serious, these temporary difficulties are poorly accepted by the musician in his pursuit of perfection.
Pianists, violinists and cellists often have regular pains that become more present over the years or with many hours of execution per day. Likewise, frequent travel is an additional fatigue.
The physiological and psychological problems associated with these artistic practices are likely to produce functional disorders. Artistic performance requires an optimal level of physical and psychological skills
Scenic fear and stress in general are normal emotions that well channeled give greater potential if body and mind are structurally and functionally optimum. Learning an instrument in a professional way requires many repetitions, with generally asymmetrical and unbalanced postures. In the Conservatory of Gothenburg, 89% of music students said they had presented in the previous 12 months a painful phenomenon linked to artistic activity which, in addition to being an obstacle to scenic production, is detrimental to their health.
The most frequent disorders are stress, physical overload and focal dystonia. Musculoskeletal disorders and other disorders of the tendon are related to repetitive stresses, inadequate postures and increase with intensity and playing time.
THE MOST FREQUENT MUSIC DISEASES
- Fibromyalgia: Muscle pain in the elbows in various regions, knees, back, etc., is sometimes associated with chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable colon …
- Musculoskeletal disorders.
- Tendinopathy and tendinitis.
- Nerve compression syndrome.
- Gastroesophageal reflux and laryngitis.
- Dystonia of the shoulder.
- The compression of the radial nerve.
- Trauma to the neck: due to blows to the head, with neurological risk. Head banging is a style of music that comes from the dance of heavy metal and hard rock. It is organized around different movements of the head and neck over the rhythmic music. They are relatively fast and violent movements with great amplitudes.
- Focal dystonia: focal dystonia is a condition that occurs in the form of motor disorders, primarily causing painful involuntary contractions of particular muscle groups. Musicians especially affect them in the hand and in the muscles of the mouth related to the wind instruments.
FREQUENT DIFFERENCES OF DANCER / BALLERINA
- Musculoskeletal disorders: are the most common disorders of the dancer and dancer regardless of the style of ballet they practice, whether classic or modern.
- Osgood-Schlatter disease: anterior knee pain in adolescents during growth.
- The tibio-astragaline impingement syndrome: is a disorder characterized by micro traumatic pain in the neck of the foot.
- Sever’s disease: in the young dancer (heel).
- Joint hypermobility.
- Osteoarthritis of the hip.
- Femoroacetabular trapping.
- Tearing of the acetabular labrum.
The Probodyone Program for Artists allows a physical, mental and energetic development through a synergistic action, to meet the specific needs of musicians, singers and dancers.
Our expertise is based on:
- A broad knowledge of specific pathology and micro-traumatology of musicians, singers and dancers.
- A detailed knowledge of the pathophysiology of musical gesture, voice and movement.
- An analysis of posture and specific ergonomics for each musical and instrumental specialty.
Objectives of our intervention:
- Give opportunities for virtuosity to the artist in a balanced and painless body.
- Restore a balanced posture and physiology to develop an optimal technique.
- Performing your artistic and scenic expression thanks to an optimal body / mental / gestural expression.