Video – Musician’s Performance Injuries – Prevention and Treatment – Dr. Mark Brodsky

In this series of videos, Dr. Mark Brodsky speaks with musicians about their performance related injuries and how best to treat / prevent them:

 

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Exercise is Medicine – Website

Exercise is Medicine:

Physical inactivity is a fast-growing public health problem and contributes to a variety of chronic diseases and health complications, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes,hypertension, cancer, depression and anxiety, arthritis and osteoporosis. In addition to improving a patient’s overall health, increasing physical activity has proven effective in the treatment and prevention of chronic disease. Exercise is Medicine™ is an initiative launched by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Medical Association (AMA) in November 2007, calling on patients to talk to their doctor ...

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London 2012: Many accomplished musicians among Olympians

On Sunday, August 5, the Toronto Star published an article in their front-page section highlighting The Conservatory’s Olympic alumni, and focusing on the performance training parallels between music and sport.

Included in this article were:

  • Interviews with Conservatory alumni who have competed in the Olympics, past and present
  • Quotes from James Anagnoson, Dean, Glenn Gould School, and Jesse Cooney, Centre Coordinator, The Achievement Program
  • Mentions of Conservatory Medals and Exams, The Glenn Gould School, The Achievement Program, and “the finest instrument is ...
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Key Injury Prevention Articles Sorted by Instrument Category – PAMA

Key References for Musician Medical Problems by Instrument / Voice Type

As suggested by Dr William Dawson (PAMA)

 

Piano / keyboards:

Bragge P, Bialocerkowski A, McMeeken J: Musculoskeletal injuries in elite pianists: Prevalence and associated risk factors.  Aust J Mus Educ 2008;1:18-31

Brass instrumentalists:

Chesky K, Devroop K, Ford J III: Medical problems of brass instrumentalists: Prevalence rates for trumpet, trombone, French horn, and low brass.Med Probl Perform Art  2002;17(2):93-98

Woodwind instrumentalists (and all types):

Dawson WJ: Common problems of wind instrumentalists. Med Probl Perform Art 1997;2(4):107-111

String instrumentalists:

Lederman RJ: Medical problems of violinists ...

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