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    • #43422
      Bob Fox
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      After decades of playing on a clamped aperture, resulting in pulled back corners (smile) and some mp pressure (not bleeding, but some swelling), will there be any damage to prevent a freely oscillating center? If so, how long will it be before recovery is made?

      G’Day Bob, thanks for your post.

      I do not believe you will have done any long term damage but of course I say that without seeing you.

      The change in sensation can be very challenging and you only have to look around the forum here to see how different people deal with “making changes”.

      From other posts I see you seem to be making head way so “stay the course” or “go the distance” and be sure to reinforce positive psychologies and sensations on a daily basis.

      I mention in one of the new video that I am having some incredible success with a student overcome Focal Dystonia. The challenges she faces are much deeper than what you are dealing with and the results are somewhat astonishing. More will be revealed as that develops.

      Cheers Bob.
      Greg

    • #43430
      johnelwood
      Participant

      Hopefully Greg or someone with experience with physical side effects from pressure responds.

      I played for about 20 years with pressure and clamping, including marching band stuff (USA) but never felt any big physical side effects, so I may not I know.

      But, some of the greatest players (Wayne Bergeron, Thomas Gansch) have mentioned cut lips, blood in the mouthpiece and even have physical signs of scarring and have an amazing sound and seemingly effortless ability.

      I think our bodies are extremely resilient.

      My .02, FWIW, good luck!

    • #43435
      Ronald Carson
      Participant

      Warning: I am not certified in any health field.

      Most likely, you are okay. I am assuming that the swelling is not permanent. Rest those chops and apply cool, wet rag with some ice tucked into the rag. Be sure not to give yourself an ice “burn”. I suggest 5 minutes of applying ice. You can repeat after the affected area warms. This is most effective immediately after an injury.

      I doubt that you have done any significant injury unless the persistent swelling or numbness. Another concern would be any pain in the affected area. Should you feel pain when you do the WindWorks exercises, STOP. You might need a professional medical diagnosis.

      A day or two of rest should be sufficient for most swollen lips. When the swelling is down, start WindWorks from the beggining.

      If you experience problems, post a video of yourself playing WindWorks material.

    • #43750
      Greg Spence
      Keymaster

      G’Dy Bob, thanks for your post.

      I do not believe you will have done any long term damage but of course I say that without seeing you.

      The change in sensation can be very challenging and you only have to look around the forum here to see how different people deal with “making changes”.

      From other posts I see you seem to be making head way so “stay the course” or “go the distance” and be sure to reinforce positive psychologies and sensations on a daily basis.

      I mention in one of the new video that I am having some incredible success with a student overcome Focal Dystonia. The challenges she faces are much deeper than what you are dealing with and the results are somewhat astonishing. More will be revealed as that develops.

      Cheers Bob.
      Greg

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