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A real Golfer's and Tennis Elbow resource, from a real Therapist to help you sort through the myths and misconceptions around this frustrating, painful tendon injury. Brought to you by Allen Willette, AKA 'Tennis Elbow Tutor' - Creator of the original self-help video program: Tennis Elbow Classroom - and professional Neuromuscular Therapist in Marin County, California, specializing in Tennis and Golfer's Elbow treatment. Break your vicious cycle!

Tennis Elbow Classroom Allen Willette, Your Tennis Elbow Tutor | Neuromuscular Therapist in Marin, CA

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A real Golfer's and Tennis Elbow resource, from a real Therapist to help you sort through the myths and misconceptions around this frustrating, painful tendon injury. Brought to you by Allen Willette, AKA 'Tennis Elbow Tutor' - Creator of the original self-help video program: Tennis Elbow Classroom - and professional Neuromuscular Therapist in Marin County, California, specializing in Tennis and Golfer's Elbow treatment. Break your vicious cycle!

    Pianist Andrew Furmanczyk Shares His Golfer's Elbow Recovery Story And Offers Tips To Piano Players

    Pianist Andrew Furmanczyk Shares His Golfer's Elbow Recovery Story And Offers Tips To Piano Players

    For all you injured and hurting musicians – Especially pianists / keyboard players.



    In this episode I interview my first guest, Pianist Andrew Furmanczyk, a piano and music educator, who's been teaching piano 15+ years both online and off.



    He's also been on an incredible 14-year journey battling a Golfer's Elbow injury related to playing the piano.



    Andrew joins me to share his story, ponder the dilemma of injured piano players, in general, and to offer some suggestions to any musicians who are injured, in pain or who are looking for injury prevention tips.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Overcoming Piano Related Pain: Finger, Wrist And Elbow Injuries (RSIs) — The Missing Link

    Overcoming Piano Related Pain: Finger, Wrist And Elbow Injuries (RSIs) — The Missing Link

    As a piano or keyboard player is there anything worse than being injured and in pain - Especially if you're a professional musician?



    Painful injuries, like Tendinitis, DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Even Golfer's and Tennis Elbow are the curse of so many pianists (and other musicians.)



    So, whether you're just starting to notice symptoms, like stiffness, tension and pain - (that may still resolve with rest) OR you already have a full-blown injury that doesn't seem to respond to anything, at this point…



    This episode is dedicated to helping you better understand these incredibly frustrating injuries – and find the right treatment path. We're going to cover:



    The truth about "Tendonitis" and inflammation; The myth of Total Rest” The missing link in piano RSI treatment; And the standard treatment approach - compared to what I believe is a much better strategy

    • 17 min
    Think Twice About That Tennis Elbow Brace!

    Think Twice About That Tennis Elbow Brace!

    Should you wear a brace to treat your Tennis Elbow? Although it may be recommended by your Doctor, there are several key reasons why a support, brace or splint may NOT be a sensible treatment for Tennis Elbow after all. (Unless pain relief in the short term is a higher priority for you than healing and recovery in the long term.) Yes, like so much of the "common wisdom" around Tennis and Golfer's Elbow - it's counter-intuitive!

    • 6 min
    Don't Ice Your Tennis Elbow! (Or Golfer's Elbow!)

    Don't Ice Your Tennis Elbow! (Or Golfer's Elbow!)

    Should you use ice therapy to treat your Tennis Elbow or Golfer's Elbow like your Doctor, Trainer, Physical, Therapist (and your friends) tell you to? Actually, no! – "But what about the inflammation?…



    All the medical websites and authorities say I should ice my elbow to reduce inflammation, because it's Tendonitis! Could they all be wrong?" Hint: Inflammation isn't the problem. It's not actually your enemy and probably not even the cause of your pain.

    • 5 min
    Does Swimming Help Or HURT Tennis Elbow?

    Does Swimming Help Or HURT Tennis Elbow?

    Whether you developed your injury swimming and have what's often called Swimmer's Elbow OR you developed your Tennis Elbow or Golfer's Elbow injury some other way – but also love to swim…



    There are probably two or three big questions on your mind:



    1. Is swimming good or bad for Tennis Elbow? (or Golfer's Elbow?) – Does it cause or aggravate it?



    2. Could swimming possibly be a helpful rehab exercise for it at some point? – (Especially if swimming wasn't what caused the injury in the first place)



    3. OR should you definitely stop swimming until your injury heals? – (Especially if swimming IS what caused the injury in the first place)

    • 9 min
    Is Platelet-Rich Plasma Effective For Tennis Elbow?

    Is Platelet-Rich Plasma Effective For Tennis Elbow?

    This episode discusses the pros and cons of Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection Therapy for the treatment of Golfer's Elbow and Tennis Elbow.



    Including whether there's any evidence PRP is an effective treatment, (based on medical studies)...



    Whether it's worth the price - and the pain! (Often during and usually afterward the procedure)...



    And whether there are any alternative approaches to achieving the same goals.



    What is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?



    PRP (and its less-sophisticated relative, Autologous Blood Injection) are in-office, minimally-invasive “non-surgical” procedures that begin by having a small amount of your blood drawn.



    In the PRP procedure your blood is spun in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets, by separating them from your red blood cells and your plasma, which is mostly water and Electrolytes.



    Then your platelets (along with some of your plasma) is injected into the injured area that's not healing (usually a tendon or ligament.)



    Platelets are cells in your blood that are mostly responsible for blood clotting, and they also secrete growth factors that are involved in tissue healing.



    (The procedure with ABI is the same, except they skip the spinning and separating step, and simply inject you with the whole blood.)



    For a deeper look at PRP and ABI, including medical study cites, links to mainstream news articles and more, read my post here:



    http://tenniselbowclassroom.com/tennis-elbow-treatments/platelet-rich-plasma-for-treating-tennis-elbow-does-it-work/

    • 10 min

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