I am a Professor of Guitar, composer, arranger, and a passionate researcher about Musician’s Focal Dystonia, after having suffered this condition in the index and ring fingers of my right hand and having recovered completely by myself.
The symptoms appeared for the first time in 1990 on my index finger, while I was in the last year course of my guitar studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid.
After a long pilgrimage of more than a year to the examination rooms of doctors, specialists, acupuncturists and all kinds of alternative physiotherapists, I only managed to get a name for what I suffered. It was no more and no less than an incurable disease called Focal Dystonia.
For eight years I believed what I had been told, until I decided, with a lot of determination and patience, to move toward my recovery. It was a work of reeducation of the movement in an extremely slow and aware way. In just under six years, my index finger worked perfectly again, but after that the symptoms appeared on the ring finger. I understood then, that in the work I had done I had left something important out: the origin of the problem.
Although this second time I counted with the advantage of my previous work, it was then, when I truly began a deep research and experimentation to dissolve that pattern that triggered those symptoms and dwelled in the emotional sphere.