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Flute 360

183 EpisodesProduced by Dr. Heidi Kay BegayWebsite

Guiding flutists holistically to discover their unique voice on and off the stage!


Episode 1: Prevention of Performance-Related Injuries Through Exercise: An Interview with Dr. Susan Fain!

Flute 360 | Episode 1: "Prevention of Performance-Related Injuries Through Exercise: An Interview with Dr. Susan Fain!" (29:42)

In this episode, Heidi talks with Dr. Susan Fain who holds multiple degrees: PT, DPT, OCS, and DMA. They discuss how to prevent music-related injuries through exercise.

Main Points from Episode 1:

  • Statistic on music-related injuries (1:07)
  • Pianists, Violinists, and Flutists (2:33)
  • Neck injuries (2:57)
  • Flute position in the marching band (3:38)
  • Concert and marching band positions (4:00)
  • Stay in-shape, strong core, exercise routine (5:27)
  • Strong shoulders (6:23)
  • Strength training (6:43)
  • Chunking when practicing (7:35)
  • Practice in chunks (8:49)
  • Stretch in opposite direction (9:01)
  • Step away from electronics (10:05)
  • Take regular breaks (10:54)
  • Practice smart (11:12)
  • Pomodoro Timer App (11:40)
  • Numbness or tingling – visit doctor (13:20)
  • Carpal tunnel braces (13:40)
  • Let the area rest (13:58)
  • Neck issues (14:32)
  • Strength training through exercise (15:21)
  • Rotator cuff (17:23)
  • Exercise 1: YTW (17:51)
  • YTW disclaimer (18:04)
  • No equipment needed (19:05)
  • Push-ups in different ways (19:35)
  • Exercise 2: UEER with band (20:06)
  • Muscles work in pairs (21:03)
  • Body awareness (21:49)
  • Use a mirror (22:13)
  • Shift your weight (22:50)
  • Summary (25:17)
  • Susan Fain’s contact information (26:04)
  • Additional resources (26:33)

Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

Dr. Susan Fain’s E-mail:

Heidi Kay Begay’s Website:

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