The Bassist’s Guide to Injury Management Now Available as eBook

The Bassist's Guide to Injury ManagementDr. Randy Kertz has reissued his seminal work, The Bassist’s Guide to Injury Management, as a downloadable eBook. The book covers a wide range of common and uncommon physical issues that bass players may face. Dr. Kertz explains injuries and conditions that may occur as well as prevention and treatment options for each. A symptom guide helps players to pinpoint their issues.

Kertz also includes advice from top level bass players including Steve Bailey, David Ellefson, Putter Smith and Victor Wooten, while the second edition adds updated information for double bassists. It also has new interviews with Esperanza Spalding, John Clayton, Chuck Rainey and Lemmy.

The Bassist’s Guide to Injury Management is available for download as a PDF from

[Editor’s note: Dr. Kertz is a No Treble columnist who writes the Health & Fitness for The Working Bassist column.]

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  1. John Shaughnessy

    Why do I have a feeling that Lemmys advice involves speed and Jack Daniels?

    • MikeyOnBass

      Because his does, or did – haha. If ya haven’t seen his (lemmy) dvd it’s pretty cool. Extremely funny at times. Seriously though, the Dr.’s book is good. All & all, remember to STRETCH !!!

  2. Doc.Hoc.

    This is a little late for me , my cervical spine is gone or should I say flattened , disc are like pancakes , no diurnal fluid.