As an orchestral musician Kelly Haines has extensive knowledge of the issues commonly experienced by performing artists.
Not only are they prone to the same sprains and strains as the general public, but the often awkward postures adopted to perform, the hours of practice and performance and the stress of live concerts place an added pressure on the body.
Kelly frequently treats musicians with various issues such as RSI, joint pain and muscle strains that, in the case of professional performers, can have a potential impact on their ability to do their jobs, and in extreme cases, threaten their livelihood.
She also offers performing artists dynamic postural assessments; for example asking musicians to attend an appointment with their instrument so that they can work together to assess aggravating and maintaining factors and reasons for pain.
Kelly's wide knowledge of performing arts medicine enables her to work closely with musicians and performers to rehabilitate from previous injury and aim for pain free performance. She has worked with players from some of the UK’s leading orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, and with many of London's leading session players.
She regularly writes for the British Horn Society and other publications and continues to play French Horn at a professional level.