Some of you may be proactive in your approach to fixing issues but most are reactive when it comes to taking care of yourself. “An Ounce of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure” certainly pertains to drummers who want to pursue their passion for life. Playing pain free with no limitations to affect your flow is what we all strive for.
Preventing issues before they happen is essential to reducing lost time and money, if you cannot play, you do not get paid and or get replaced. Listen to your body, if something hurts or is excessively tight, you need to address it before it gets worse. “No Pain - No Gain” does not usually end up well and can cause chronic issues that may end your playing days. Small changes have a large impact over time, make adjustments and evaluate yourself over time to see where you can improve.