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    Blueroseviolin
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    I am recovering from a car accident, in which I suffered a broken rib on my right side, and the ring & pinky fingers on my left hand were repaired with four pins in my hand. I am just beginning therapy and have a big unaccompanied performance coming up at the end of January. I am concerned with my vibrato, full bow usage, and general tension reduction. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks in advance.

    #8123 Reply

    Mona T
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    I can tell you are careful not to overextend because it must be painful. I’ve seen parts of the recovery process due to trauma. In order for you to heal, you underuse those muscles. Then they shorten from lack of use and it can be painful getting back to where you were before the trauma. It is amazing what muscles are attached indirectly to your arm – I bet it hurts to begin using it to the extent you need to for a full bow stroke. Talk to your physical and or occupational therapist about your goals and maybe even consider bringing your violin into a session so he/she can see exactly what mechanics are involved to better help you .

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    Blueroseviolin
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    Good advice, thanks!

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    Mona T
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    You’re welcome! Good luck, it still sounds nice 🙂

    #8136 Reply

    Mona T
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    I was thinking more about how to help your bowing arm to limit pain you may be feeling (in your ribs?) I know it’s a technique exercise, but maybe doing the wall exercise while you play (right upper arm -shoulder to elbow-against a wall) would help give you physical support you need on that side also while you continue to heal.

    #8159 Reply

    Blueroseviolin
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    I’m game! Willing to try! Thanks!

    #8166 Reply

    Anteros
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    My only advice is to stay strong, keep playing and diligently do the exercises your therapist gives you. I wish you a speedy recovery!

    #8167 Reply

    Sounds lovely, and your vibrato sounds fine. Happy New Year!

    #8171 Reply

    Mariko
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    You’re so brave!! Don’t give up! Keep enjoying!!

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    orcanemiss
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    That was good, and best of luck to you!!

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