Bodycode System and Roberto Bolle
Maestro Pino Carbone tells us about his meeting and his friendship with Roberto Bolle, and his functional recovery with the Bodycode method following his back injury.
“The professional relationship with Roberto is about 30 years ago. I met him when as a boy, around the age of 18, he was a talent still known only to professionals. Our professional relationship over time has been continuous and his visits in my studio they gave me the opportunity to follow him helping him to keep his exceptional physical abilities unchanged over time thanks to the training methods and equipment that I developed thanks also to his artistic experience as a dancer and in over 30 years of activity in the field of post-traumatic and postural-dynamic re-education.
In recent years Roberto’s intense artistic activity has prevented him from training with me frequently, so to continue training with my method, BodyCode, he decided in 2005 to set up his Milan apartment with my equipment, especially Pegasus way the flagship device of my production.
In November 2009, following a heavy tour and the limited time available to recover strength and energy, during the tests the back was injured for which surgery was necessary, not without the risk of not being able to return as before . Roberto’s decision was to move to Florence and be followed by me daily to recover the full functionality of the back. We started the work aware of the importance of the goal to be achieved and the difficulties we would have encountered along the way. During this intense 8-hour daily journey, there were sad moments born from the physical tiredness and uncertainty of tomorrow which were largely overcome thanks to the tenacity and modesty, typical of the character of this great artist.
First session of BodyCode following the injury: thanks to both static and dynamic postural tests, a significant imbalance in the musculoskeletal structure clearly emerged following a long physically demanding journey aggravated by the intervention. The first observation and logical intervention was to gradually re-balance the physical structure by modifying compromising acquired postural attitudes. To achieve this, we have worked a lot on Geometrix, a device I invented that serves to restore unbalanced alterations in muscle strength and asymmetries in the skeleton. Gradually, day by day, we achieved our goal which was not only to strengthen the muscles of the trunk, but above all to create a (balanced) muscle harmony that could withstand great demands both in strength and flexibility. For this specific objective we have worked a lot using the Master Stretch, a small tool with which all the tensions related to the posterior muscle chain can be relieved, and the Elvis, another small tool thanks to which it is possible to develop a strong stability of the lumbar spine strengthening the abdominal muscles.
In the final phase of our 3-month work, Pegasus was mainly used which allowed us to develop a combined program of strength, flexibility and proprioception, allowing us to constantly monitor the body’s asymmetry.
During these months the directors of the largest theaters in the world impatient for Roberto’s return to the scene, awaited periodic updates on his physical condition and forecasts for his return to the scene. These expectations created a considerable psychological tension to manage in a moment where time and tranquility are the main elements to obtain a successful result.
With great satisfaction, Roberto’s return to the stage in the full of his physical and artistic faculties has been acclaimed by the public and international critics.”