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Musicians Clinic

Take control of your problem and keep playing

No matter whether you are involved in music for pleasure or you’re a professional, we understand the frustration and disappointment you feel when you suffer pain, experience a one-off injury or endure a recurring problem. Unfortunately, this stuff’s pretty much par for any musician’s course, but we can help you to keep playing for the long-term. It may be that you suffer aches or pains while you’re practicing or playing? Or you might need advice on improving your posture or to prevent recurring injuries? Perhaps you’re preparing for an upcoming concert or exam or have never got to the bottom of a previous injury? Or, even if you’re lucky enough to be pain-free right now, it may be that you simply want to improve your performance? Either way, we understand and you’re now in the right place.

Great reasons to choose our Musician’s Clinic

  1. We have therapists who specialise in treating musician’s, day in day out. We'll assess you with your instrument to get to the true cause of your problem
  2. Having treated professional musicians from numberous years of Edinburgh Festivals and those touring with musicals or dance shows, our experience of treating musicians is exceptional
  3. We will give you exercises to keep your technique on top form whilst you are being treated, to keep your magic

Typical injuries we treat for musicians

Here’s an idea of some of the conditions we’re most commonly asked to treat:

  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Stiff neck
  • Shoulder pain
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Low back pain
  • Pinched nerve
  • Tight muscles around the neck causing voice disturbance

The key to finding the right solution

If you’re on the lookout for a professional who will give you a thorough physical check-up and provide the right treatment that gets to the root of your problem (particularly important with recurring injuries) or if you want guidance and help to prevent injury, we’re here to help.

We’ll work with you to improve your physical performance and reduce your risk of injury by developing a better understanding of how you play, where problems might arise and what you can do to protect yourself from injury.

We do this by:

  • Diagnosing your musical injury through a thorough assessment
  • Treating your pain at source
  • Screening for the prevention of future injuries
  • Analysing your posture (with your instrument)
  • Providing advice on performance-related, specific rehabilitation and exercises

Work with a specialist who understands musicians

You can read all about the personal journeys our therapists took to becoming specialist physios in the music sector below. In a nutshell, our dedicated therapists are trained and specialised in the treatment of musician’s injuries and rehabilitation after injury using very specific techniques. They have extensive experience in treating musicians through the Edinburgh Festival and other touring musicals which come to town, and share a longstanding and strong personal interest in the art.

In short, we really “get” musicians and their needs and motivations and are exceptional at the treatment of complex problems suffered by musicians who have recurring injuries in particular. We work closely with our biomechanics specialist and together take a truly global view of every musician we treat, giving you the best possible chances of achieving your personal best.

The way we treat you

We’ll accurately assess your posture and movement to help pinpoint the stresses they might be putting on your body. We will assess your body overall to provide an accurate diagnosis and then we’ll combine physio with mobilisations, dry needling, taping and exercises - whatever it takes to relieve your pain. We’ll also share tactics with you that you can use to develop a new, real and workable style to boost your performance and reduce the risk of time away from your passion.

Book your Appointment

To make your appointment with our Musician specialist,just call us on 0131 556 1116 for Edinburgh or 0141 332 6000 for Glasgow, or use the form below

Find out what will happen during your first visit and how much it costs. There’s no need to spend another day in pain; help is available, right here, right now.



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