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 Arts, ...

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Why We Should Support the Arts

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10 Reasons to Support the Arts

  1. 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.
  2. 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 ...
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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 ...

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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, lateral (external) ...

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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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