Iontophoresis

Benefits of Myofascial Release

Tissues, organs and muscles are wrapped in intricate layers of connective tissue called fascia. Normal function of the body depends on this connective tissue being free of strains or constrictions. Distortions or restrictions inhibit motion, interfere with the flow of blood or lymph, and impair normal neural function. When the body sustains an injury or trauma of any kind, this protective connective tissue may be altered. A therapist performing myofascial release works with the patient to unwind and release strains, distortions, and restrictions in the fascia, thus improving physiological function and relieving pain. This technique is very comfortable—yet powerful, and may engage either restricted or free barriers depending on the particular situation.

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Ultrasound​

Workshop Services

Regina is available for workshops tailored to the individual needs of your organization. Presentations focus on injury prevention for musicians and can cover numerous topics including: understanding the anatomy of a musician's body and its role in performance, appropriate forms of exercise for musicians, nutrition, practice routine management, postural training with musical instruments, and stress management techniques such as meditation and breath work.

Individualized Exercise Prescription and Performance Conditioning

At Performing Arts PT, Regina designs treatment programs that emphasize the Mind-Body connection. As a part of her whole body approach, she pays particular attention to core engagement and breathing integration during exercise and performing. She recognizes that whether one is a seasoned instrumentalist, or a young child just beginning instrumental lessons, there are specific physiological difficulties and expectations at each phase of life and technique development.


Musician Rehabilitation and Wellness Clinic

Regina performs myofascial release on a patient.

320 Washington St, 4th Floor | Brookline, MA 02445     2 Mayflower Road | Winchester, MA 01890     Summer Clinic: 210 Summer Street | Lee, MA 01238

​Phone: (617) 277-1500     Fax: (617) 523-3063     e-mail: performingartspt.org@gmail.com

Physical Therapy Services for Musicians


Regina's goal at Performing Arts Physical Therapy goes beyond establishing a comprehensive treatment plan for the presenting injury. She believes in assessing the whole body to identify any structural asymmetries or technical issues that may lead to further injury. She witness the importance of the Mind-Body connection for performing artists. Private treatment sessions may include:

  • Myofascial release, massage, joint and neutral mobilization techniques
  • Breath work and meditation techniques
  • Physical agent modalities for pain management including ultrasound, iontophoresis, and electrical stimulation
  • Instrumental technique evaluations with development of strength, conditioning, and endurance training programs specific to your instrument
  • Posture training with musical instruments and computers
  • Pacing schedules for resumption of musical instrument practice after injury