Thoughts From Backstage
After 10 years of working with and specializing in musicians health and injuries, I was finally asked to go on tour with a band. Just 2 days ago I respectfully declined the gig of a lifetime. Being asked is just as good as doing it, at least that’s what I’m telling myself.
My passion for working with musicians has provided me with opportunities that I only dreamed of years ago. The experiences have been profound and I have learned a lot about working with all people by spending time with some of the most famous people in music today.
– People are all the same. We are individuals with sometimes unique issues but we are all people and we all want to feel better.
– We all need a bit of TLC at times. The distance from the top to feeling as though you are at the bottom is sometimes nothing more than a bad sprain or strain.
– All people are valuable and worthy of great care and respect. Everyone deserves superstar care. Our problems are important to all of us, whether we’re famous or not, pain doesn’t discriminate.
– Musicians are athletes and need to treat themselves as such.
– Whether we are millionaire superstars or work nightshifts at the grocery store, our health is our wealth and we need to take care of it.
– The backs, shoulders, necks, wrists, ankles, feet and hips of rock stars look, act and hurt the same way the rest of ours do. If chiropractic and acupuncture are good enough for them, they are good enough for us too.
– You are a rock star to those who love you. You are more important than Bono, Madonna or Willie. Take care of yourself for those who look at you with eyes full of love and admiration.
– Support your local music scene.
Treat yourself like a rock star. Without your health, you’ve got nothing. All the money in the world to buy that ferrari means nothing if you’re lying in the hospital with no opportunity to ever drive it.