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Piano Virtuoso Uses Rolfing to Help Heal His Hands

July 22, 2011 : Blog, News

“In 1982, feeling stronger, Fleisher made a first attempt at a two-handed comeback. He made it through the concert, but realized it was what he called an evening of pretense. He wasn’t really healed.

It wasn’t until the mid-’90s that his problem was given a name: focal dystonia, a neurological disorder that can be triggered by repetitive movement and stress and attacks a particular set of muscles. And while there’s still no cure, a treatment involving shots of Botox and a massage technique known as Rolfing allowed Fleisher to uncurl his fingers and play, and, this time, at the start of a new century, to realize a true comeback.

Now in his 80s, he plays worldwide, performing pieces for two hands and one hand, sometimes with Katherine Jacobson Fleisher, his wife of 28 years.”

[Read the entire transcript here]