What do we do when our bodies fail us? How do we cope when we can no longer play our instrument or command it in a professional capacity?
Whether the cause be an injury (playing injury or otherwise), ailment of a chronic or disabling nature, results of an accident, or degenerative effects of aging and the “wear-and-tear” of daily use, the inability to play is devastating. Most performance-based skills are going to rely heavily upon one’s physical health (and emotional well-being). While it is true that incorrect use of technique can contribute to or cause injury, it doesn’t mean that injury is indicative of bad technique.