Thursday, November 21, 2019
Flautist Leslie Thompson: Determination to Continue Playing Music After Overcoming Car Accident
I love that they mention body mapping. Many music departments at universities are now offering courses or summer seminars in Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, and Rolfing.
Happy to see a news article spreading awareness of musician injuries/disabilities, explaining how common injuries are, the importance of health education, and how adaptation is a key component in recovery (this also applies to dystonia).
Last, but not least, it's more than inspiring to see flautist Leslie Thompson share her journey of surviving a car accident and her determination to continue playing music.
She was fortunate to have Andree Martin as her professor during this time, who understands disabling setbacks all too well. Andree is not only trained as a body map clinician (Andovers Educator), but has recovered a great deal herself from focal hand dystonia and has a remarkable journey to share too.