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Performing Artists Mental Health: Silent Victim of COVID-19

By Steven J. Karageanes, DO, FAOASM
April 2020
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we can expect many things about daily life to change once we get through this. One aspect of the pandemic that is sliding under the radar is mental health. Up until this time, the topic of mental health was getting significant attention in the medical field, directed at several populations: physicians, collegiate athletes, teens, and so on. Performing arts organizations such as Athletes and the …

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Why We Should Support the Arts

10 Reasons to Support the Arts

Arts unify communities. 72% of Americans believe “the arts unify our communities regardless of age, race, and ethnicity” and 73% agree that the arts “helps me understand other cultures better”—a perspective observed across all demographic and economic categories.
Arts improve individual well-being. 81% of the population says the arts are a “positive experience in a troubled world,” 69% of the population believe the arts “lift me up beyond everyday experiences,” and 73% feel the …

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Tips for Sport Athletes (and Performing Arts) Communities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

https://appliedsportpsych.org/blog/2020/03/the-covid-19-pandemic-tips-for-athletes-coaches-parents-and-the-sport-community/

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Stay Active & Healthy At Home During The COVID-19 Pandemic (ACSM)

From ACSM –
Amid concerns around the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, individuals in communities across the country and around the world are being encouraged to stay home. Below [linked here] you will find many resources to help you continue to stay physically active while at home.

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Athletes and the Arts: Dancer Return to Play

[From the AOASM SIDELINES NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2020]
By Becca Rodriguez Regner, DO
One of the unique factors that makes osteopathic sports medicine physicians great, is creating safe modifications for athletes to keep active and working around an injury. The return to play (RTP) protocol is created for concussion athletes–– football, basketball, and baseball athletes. RTP for the dancer should be the same mindset.
After diagnosis, an imaging and treatment plan is given to the dancer and they look to their company physician …

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Athletes and the Arts: Powerhouse Strength in Dancers

[From the AOASM SIDELINES NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2019]
By Becca Rodriguez Regner, DO
The gluteal muscles exist for a greater purpose than looking amazing in a pair of jeans. In fact, the gluteals are the dream team. Let me introduce you to the MVP gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus. In many athletes and especially dancers, these group of muscles get turned off and don’t fire properly to help the posterior chain work. The general functions of the three powerhouse muscles include extension, abduction, …

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Special Needs Drum Corps To Make History By Competing At World Championships

OLD BETHPAGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A special needs drum corps from Long Island has been invited to perform and compete and the world championships in Williamsport, Penn.
Hard work is paying off on Long Island. A group of musicians are proving that no matter what your abilities, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to, reported CBSN New York’s John Dias.
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Sport Psychology and its impact on Performing Artists

Making Music
How Sports Psychology Benefits Musicians
Cherie Yurco
Between juggling rehearsals, performances, and a day job, you may feel you are under constant pressure as a recreational musician. Aside from the physical demands, your mental skills are put to the test. To cope, music makers may want to seek help from sport psychology consultants, known for assisting athletes.
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