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I Help Musicians Live Perform
 WITHOUT PAIN

Austin Pancner | Musician Health and Wellness Coach, Educator, Bass Trombonist

 
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HI THERE,

MY NAME IS AUSTIN PANCNER

I am on a mission to help other musicians live and perform without pain. Unfortunately, musician injuries are extremely common. Research suggests that anywhere from 62-93% of musicians will develop a performance-related injury during their life.

 

With that said, the Functional Musician has two goals that impact everything we do:

1. Help musicians overcome tension, pain, or injury so they can live their lives and perform this best. 

2. Help musicians take control of their health so they can improve their quality of performance and life without having to rely on doctors, physical therapists, or massage therapists to sustain their career.

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TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE TODAY

ARE YOU READY...

… to put the science back into your recovery and understand why your body is in pain?

… to achieve true healing and put your injury behind you for good?

... to confidently live and perform without pain?

THEN LET'S GET STARTED!
Choose your what type of education you would like to 
pursue.

What is a Functional Musician?

HOLISTIC APPROACH TO LIVING & PERFORMING

To be a Functional Musician means that you have built a sustainable health and wellness foundation that supports your performance and daily life. To be a Functional Musician you must focus on three concepts:

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Recovery Habits

Regardless of career path, recovery habits are essential to your wellbeing, daily life, and  optimum day-to-day recovery. Sometimes pain is unavoidable and having a toolbox of strategies, routines, and an understanding of pain science can help give you more control and power over your health.

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Body

Playing an instrument is a physical demand. Some even argue musicians are athletes (hint: they are!). There are certain skills you need to understand and master to support a high level of practice and performance, as well as prevent injury. Topics include body awareness, anatomy, understanding of your body type, breathing strategies, and a baseline of understanding of mobility.

03

Mind

This is one of the most important, but often most neglected areas. It doesn't matter how much injury prevention or rehabilitation you do, if you have roadblocks, limiting beliefs, a destructive relationship with pain, or other mindsets holding you back, you will ultimately fall short of the life and career you envision. Pain and emotions are also deeply interconnected. You cannot talk about recovery without appreciating the emotional connection between to the two.

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TESTIMONIALS

SOME KIND WORDS

Austin is a great coach, he's perceptive, smart, and such a nice and friendly person, and he always listened attentively and responded to my specific questions and needs in our regular sessions. I'd recommend the program to anyone who wants to live a healthy life as a musician!​

 

Martina, Flute

I am super pleased with my progress. I feel very clear-headed and driven. I have a lot of confidence on my instrument and feel like I can finally play freely without worry what's going on in my body. This program has changed my life! 

 

Cole, Tuba

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