When we think about performance optimization, it
is usually linked to high level sports. Nevertheless, we shouldn’t forget
artistic performances that require training and generates just as much demand
as high-level sport. Artistic performance can be multi-faceted, including
vocal, circus, musical and many other performances.
Every activity practiced to
excess can trigger various disorders, injuries, or pain that can be particularly disabling. O.P.O.
Consulting works to develop innovative
solutions to the difficulties encountered by these artists.
In these days, it is not rare to see artists
who suffer unnecessarily. Modern history is full of examples to describe these
problems. Nevertheless, their large number should not lead us to consider them
as belonging to any kind of normality. Many artists have suffered from
pathologies that could have been avoided, prevented or reduce before they
became serious and led to the cancellation of concerts, tours or the cessation
of all professional activity.
We can evoke the experiences of Shakira or
Adele, who, despite good medical follow-up, were forced to cancel all their activities following a lesion of
the vocal cords. Shakira had to respect a forced rest in order not to aggravate
her vocal bleeding. This had an impact on her 2018 European tour as she was
forced to cancel the entire tour.
Adele, on the other hand, pushed her voice to
the breaking point in 2011. She was then cared for by brilliant surgeons, but
despite the success of the operation and good rehabilitation, she faced the
same difficulties in 2017. She declared after several weeks of struggle that
she had reached the limits of steroid treatment (cortisone). Out of respect for
her audience she refused to sing in playback and suspended all her activities.
Like professional sportsmen and women, the
medical care of artists is of high quality but unfortunately these treatments only have a normative
action. They can reduce inflammation by controlling it, but they cannot
modify the profound loss of mobility created by scars and restore the
neurovegetative balance of the entire nervous system. This is the role of the techniques performed
by O.P.O Consulting therapists. By restoring the invisible micro-mobility of
these structures, it is possible to prevent the risk of injury or relapse.
The O.P.O Consulting method helps many artists,
singers, dancers or musicians throughout the world in their search for
performance, health, or general balance. We act as close as possible to the
artists during performances, intensive rehearsals or emergencies. Reactivity and
our long-term vision are decisive factors in the O.P.O. method.
Our team can take care
of a wide range of symptoms and pain, specific or not to the activity such as
musculoskeletal imbalances, joint and muscle pain. Beyond this curative
approach, the O.P.O. method allows us to prevent the appearance of future
disorders and to accompany artists in deeper issues such as stress management,
quality of sleep, and their repercussions on general balance and stage
Indeed, it is possible for us to optimize this
performance by directing our research towards the development of the “Optimal Potential” and it’s free
expression. By unblocking certain obstacles to performance, and by acting on
certain structures, an artistic dimension becomes accessible through clinical
results. A singer’s voice vibrates and resonates differently, guitarist’s hands
gain a fluidity of movement rarely attained, dancer’s will convey their
emotions freely to their audience through movement.
To achieve this, we can treat specific body
parts usually neglected such as vocal chords, the tongue, the diaphragm,
cranial sinuses and many others. This depends on the elements gathered during
the different phases of analysis, diagnosis and the personal aims of our
We are also
deeply interested in the addiction problems encountered by some
professional artists in order to help them restore a balance between their
health and the demands inherent to their level of performance. The OPO method,
while improving the artists' performance, acts in a preventive way on the
pressures arising from their environment in order to prevent them from an
At O.P.O. Consulting,
we maximize our client’s performance by considering all aspects of their lives. We receive the artists in his or
her entirety, as a performer but also as a man or a woman, in order to provide
him or her with adapted, unsuspected and efficient solutions.