A blog about a French horn player's journey with Focal Embouchure Dystonia; one of the only existing documentations of rehabilitation through videos and writing spanning over a decade. This blog shares resources, research, and information on FTSED and other music performance related injuries. Katie also advocates awareness, education, does presentations, provides guidance; and brings the musicians dystonia community together thru online groups, streamed interviews and conversation.
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Britannica: Muscle Disease Pathology
This is one of the best overviews of pathologies of muscle disease, disorders, and weakness. Written by Walter G. Bradley, Richard Humphrey, Tudor Edwards, and Ronald A. Henson. It's well written so that most who are not medical professionals can follow. I hope you read it! The section over muscle nerves and neurons explains a lot about how weakness is not simply a result of overexertion. I really wish all of this was taught to musicians as a part of their education. Not only is it important, but I find it rather fascinating in general.