Tomás Martín

Tomás is co-principal Timpani player of the "Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra", Professor of Percussion and "Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Injuries Prevention" in the High Conservatory of Music of Castilla and León.

At the age of nineteen tendinitis kept Tomás away from his studies for a year, preventing him from continuing his career as a percussionist. After realising the difficulties musicians face with such injuries, he decided to specialize in the prevention and treatment of muscle injuries specifically related to musicians. He studied Massage Therapy (T.M), Osteopathy Articulate (D.O) and received his doctorate in the Valladolid University (PhD) hoping to offer specific treatment and help other colleagues musicians who, like him, might be experiencing similar injuries.

Tomás is well-researched in the field of repetitive motion injuries in soft tissue musicians, working as a specialist in treating a variety of conditions and helping the musician in his recovery and awareness. Tomás regularly teaches courses, conferences and seminars on the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, collaborating with teacher training centers, conservatories, universities and symphony orchestras.

Mr Martin graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid where he obtained the first prize in percussion performance in 1993. Later he moved to Amsterdam Sweelinck Conservatorium to continue his studies.