Chiropractic for Musicians
Artists, Creatives & Others are also welcome!
Between 79 and 97% of all musicians suffer from pain
Playing for years in the same position causes imbalances in the body.
With time these will cause pain and some time stop people from doing what they love doing.
Chiropractic is a holistic approach to help the body restore it’s natural balance without medication or surgery. Using non-invasive manual therapies, simple and effective exercises and different types of education it helps people get rid of their pain and improve their performance naturally.
What are the benefits?
Get rid of pain naturally
Faster, more accurate and more precise movements
Better posture and body function which helps to have better health.
Have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions
Hi my name is Mathieu Spencer.
I'm a Doctor of Chiropractic specialised in Musicians’ Health.
I graduated from the Institut Franco-Européen de Chiropraxie, based in Paris. After 6 years of studies, including 15 months of clinical internship, I received the title of Doctor of Chiropractic.
By international standards, I am the only active chiropractor in Warsaw.
In 2012, I received the European Diploma Médecine des Arts-Musique with the Jury’s Special Prize for the research paper we conducted with Isia Śmieszchalska.
After working a few years in Spain, I opened my own office in Warsaw, Poland, where I treat mostly musicians and artists.
To help my patients even better I regularly go to seminars given by chiropractors who have helped many olympic medalists.
What to know more?
Immerse yourself in these!
Last spring, I had sudden violent dizziness: I went from one doctor to another - they could not identify what was the problem and were sending me to additional tests without finding any solution. I finally was recommended by a friend of mine to go to Mathieu.
During the first session, he immediately recognized the problem I had (BPPV) and solved it right away. The dizziness disappeared totally the following morning. Then, I continued to go to the therapeutic sessions with Mathieu, in order to feel better and be sure that the dizziness would not come back. He taught me better ways to move, to get up, to relax when I'm tired, some simple exercises to do by myself at home or at my atelier - in order to have a better control and harmony of my body, and not to overwhelm it.
I was surprised to feel like being "tuned" like a music instrument by him - he always knew where there were some tensions to be released - which muscles were overused, which ones had to be re-harmonised with the entire body, allowing me then to have a more precise gestures, as well as more power to paint even longer and better, because of the right posture and the higher consciousness of my body.
Merci Mathieu :)
In January 2014, I first came to see Mathieu at his office for pain in my left hand. I had already felt this in 2012 and had to stop playing for 1 and a half months. After 2-3 weeks of coming, in parallel to Isia's classes at UMFC, I had no pain at all. Since then I can't remember ever having any great pain and during the last class (April 28th) Isia noticed that my chest had opened.
At first you might think it's a little "weird" because ti's new in Poland and who are these people telling me to change the way I play?! Actually when you decide to come here you should decide to change your habits, not your playing. By adjusting the position of my left thumb my hand has much more stability, I also drink more water, get out of bed in a new way and bend my knees to pick up my double-bass or anything that's on the ground.
It can be challenging at first but the results are worth it!
An other patient that is a happy musician!
After going to see many different doctors and physical therapists, Krzysztof, a piano player, thought he would not find anyone that could help him.
He finally decided to come see me back in November and is now doing really well.
He toured #germany for more than a month and is having fun practicing jazz! :)
Jakub is a cello player, that had some "ants" in his left hand. It made it hard for him to play. He's leaving on erasmus next week, so he wanted to be in good shape.
Yesterday he told me he can play now. :) With the alexander technique and other exercises he'll learn in germany, he'll have some knowledge on being a healthy musician.
For his latest project he was carrying very heavy wooden doors, add 12 hour in the kitchen and you have a good receipe for low back pain.
After digging through Yelp, he gave me a call and we started working the next day. It's been a few months now and Tadeusz is back in the kitchenn 12 hours a day, going to the gym and making cool pictures.
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Rock Your Cortex - Office
Plac Zamkowy 15/19 m.3
Right above the Dolce Vita restaurant.
Make an Appointment
Call us at +48 795 4000 47