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About Austin

Musician Injury Coach

Early in my music career I went through a debilitating injury cycle that lasted three years.

Despite receiving help from multiple medical professionals and therapies, I kept injuring myself and falling into a deeper state of pain, anxiety, and depression.

 

Ultimately, something was missing: education and a holistic approach to my mind and body.

This led me down a never ending path towards learning as much about the human body and mind as possible, with the goal of educating, coaching, and inspiring musicians to take care of themselves.

To learn more about my injury story journey, click here

To learn more about my philosophy, training, and experience, scroll below. 

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  • Why do I need a coach?
    You don't necessarily do, but working with a professional can help you accelerate your progress, motivate you through accountability, and provide a safe space for learning, growing, and working through barriers that are holding you back. These are some of the reasons for the high percentage of success in this program.
  • Why is this program 12 weeks?
    Change takes time! Often people look for quick answers and aren't willing to commit to a process. Through experience, I have found 12 weeks to be the perfect amount of time to create momentum towards making a transformational change. In addition, because I approach recovery in a holistic way, there are many variables and factors that someone could focus on to improve their health. Although I do work with clients longer than 90 days, 3 months is a great amount of time to make progress and see the long-term benefits of your new lifestyle.
  • What if I only want to get a lesson or two?
    I am here to help you make true, transformational change that lasts. Although one or two lessons might temporarily help, it takes work, commitment, and time to implement new wellness tools, habits, and ultimately make a change. Therefore, I do not offer one off lessons, as that doesn't resonate with the bigger mission and vision of The Functional Musician. If you have any questions or feel you have a special circumstance, feel free to submit an application or send me an email through my contact page. I am happy to see how I can be a resource for you.
  • What is the daily time commitment?
    Daily time commitment will be anywhere from 20 - 45 minutes. Although everyone is different, I've had clients spend as little as 20 minutes a day and some clients prefer to spend an hour a day on their health. Just like with anything in life, what you put in into something is what you will get back!
  • What happens if we hop on a call and we aren’t a good fit, or you cannot help me with my situation?
    If we are not a good fit or I feel you fall outside my scope of practice, to my best ability, I will connect you with another resource! After all, this isn't about me, this about you and finding the help that YOU need. We are all in this together.
  • Do I need to go to the gym? Is there any equipment I need?
    You do NOT need to go to a gym to make progress and see lasting results. All of the exercises and routines can be done in your home, practice room, or small space. Although you will probably have some equipment, we send you a care package during your first week to update your equipment and make sure you have everything you need to move forward in your health and wellness journey.
  • Does it matter what instrument I play?
    Nope! Almost every type of instrumentalist has benefited from this program!
  • Does age matter?
    Age is not a factor! It doesn't matter what age you are, the body is always capable of change, provided we are adapting our environment accordingly. I have worked with musicians from ages 18-63 and all age ranges have benefitted from this program.
  • What is the difference between you and a medical professional?
    Even though I am a Musician Injury Coach, I am not a medical professional and I do not diagnose or treat any medical injuries. However, I do help people by improving their health through lifestyle changes, movement, education, behavioral change, and implementation. This perspective gives clients an active role in the process of rebuilding their foundation and learning the tools necessary to support their recovery, life, and career.
  • Are there payment plans?
    There are payment plans available to make this program more accessible and available! If you are interested, please submit an application.
  • Is there a money back guarantee?
    To overcome your injury you have to FULLY committed to yourself and the change you want to make. Likewise, coaching can be viewed under the lens of consulting and due to these reasons, I do not offer a money back guarantee.
  • Do you take insurance?
    I do not take insurance.
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