Dr. Lou has been working with musicians of all levels since he was a graduate student at chiropractic college. For over 18 years, he’s worked with some of music’s biggest and brightest stars. Repetitive stress injuries of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder, tour bus soreness, headaches,back, neck and shoulder damage and pain as well as stress related tension are a few of the most common reasons for contacting me. Dr. Lou also offers time conscious, on location visits for chiropractic, acupuncture, trigger point massage, physiotherapy, and counseling on the specific healthcare needs for musicians on the road.
Dr. Lou is Maine’s Rock Doc. Most medical needs of musicians on the road are related to nerves, muscles or bones & Joints. Aches and pains and dysfunction. A doctor for music’s greats also needs to have a strong understanding of instruments and how musicians work with them. Dr. Lou does, which is why he’s who gets called when there’s a problem on the tour bus or in the green room.
He understands musician’s lifestyles, injuries, concerns and the need for impeccably detailed care in critical situations. There is no room for guess work or less than focused care when millions of dollars and thousands of fans with tickets are at stake while on tour. Accustomed to the stress and urgency of the needs of musicians, Dr. Lou is the chiropractor for musical talent.
Dr. Lou Jacobs is a chiropractor – acupuncturist in Portland, Maine who has been specializing in musician injuries and crew injuries for nearly 20 years. Dr. Lou is available for telemedicine consultations for music-related injuries and health problems. Among those he has permission to mention, Dr. Lou has worked with Mumford & Sons, The Pixies, Steve Vai, Tommy Emmanuel, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, Blackberry Smoke, Gogol Bordello, Trey Anastasio, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. PHOTOS
Why Dr. Lou?
With “Telechiro” visits, you will not be receiving ongoing in person care. Instead, you will be executing your strategic home treatment plan with the advice and supervision of a seasoned expert in musicians health. You save time, money and travel. You are in control. You are in charge and independent. You will learn techniques that you can use at home, on the road, or in the green room. The skills you learn will benefit you when doing “damage control” for pain, the skills will also work preventively and will help you improve performance. From anywhere in the world, you can dial in to Dr. Lou and his virtual office. Should you need active care, Dr. Lou will find you someone local whenever possible to help you along your journey of healing and performing.
Not a rock star but feel like one in the shower? Dr. Lou will encourage your delusions by treating you like a rock star on the same tables the big boys and girls have been on.