“I first heard Dr. Wolff speak about injury prevention at Manhattan School of Music. She presented helpful tips, exercises, and stretches to build into daily practice routine. It was the first time I experienced a professional who truly understood the demands of being a musician. Rather than recommending extensive time off from playing to treat performance-related injuries, she offered ways to treat injury while still maintaining a relatively normal practice and performance schedule. As an occupational therapist, Dr. Wolff truly understands the needs of musicians who are suffering from pain but are unable to take time off from playing to treat it, and she excels in the field of performing arts health.
In a private consultation, Dr. Wolff provided me with an extremely high level of analysis of my posture while playing my flute during our initial meeting. Within less than one hour, she was able to diagnose the various causes of the tension and pain I experience while playing, work with me on how to find a healthier posture for my body while playing my flute, and provide me with various exercises, stretches, and a practice routine plan to help me treat my current injury and prevent it from worsening.
After weeks of following her advice, I am now able to successfully manage my pain and tension throughout my practice sessions, and I am able to play for much longer periods of time without experiencing any pain or tension!”
—Francesca Leo, Classical Flute Performance, MSM