Treating a Talented Clarinet Player
Keyvar is one talented, and not to mention kind and awesome, teenager. Read to the end of this post for a real mind-blower!
I had the pleasure of treating Keyvar for the first time recently. One of the issues he highlighted for me was forearm and wrist pain and tension due to his regular clarinet playing. Keyvar plays clarinet for the Baltimore Youth Symphony Orchestra, and, coming also from a musical family (mom and patient Eldra is a wonderful opera singer) he is extremely skilled!
Keyvar got the works for his first treatment-an Applied Kinesiology muscle testing screen to identify inhibited and hypertonic (aka turned on vs shut off) muscles, chiropractic manipulation, reflex point work, etc.
We also did a number of techniques tailored to Keyvar's life activities and musculoskeletal issues. First of all, I thoroughly muscle tested all the muscles in Keyvar's forearms and wrists. We identified some small yet important forearm and wrist muscles that were shut off and not working properly. We activated and repaired these muscles with manual techniques, and performed adjustments to the area. I also applied my cold laser, which implements red light, infrared light, and violet light, all of which have different healing properties, to his right wrist, which was bothering him due to the repetitive nature of clarinet playing.
We then did something which, I think, blew Keyvar's mind! We muscle tested him while exposing his nervous system to different tuning fork frequencies, which carry different Hertz frequency, and essentially, different musical tones.
I wanted to be sure that Keyvar's nervous system was properly processing and integrating the various musical tones that he is hearing while playing, thus ensuring he plays at his very best. We muscle tested Keyvar while exposing his nervous system to different tuning fork frequencies. When a weakness occurred, we knew that there was a incongruence with the frequency and Keyvar's nervous system. We then used an instrument, the activator, to stimulate the nerves at certain levels of his spine while exposing him to the tuning fork tone, to aid his body in correctly processing the sound.
I use tuning forks with all of my patients, not just my musician patients                             </div>

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