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Australia’s major symphony orchestras welcome report on orchestral health and safety – MEDIA RELEASE

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Australia’s major symphony orchestras welcome report on orchestral health and safety
The Adelaide, Melbourne, Queensland, Sydney, Tasmanian and West Australian Symphony Orchestras welcome the delivery of a major report on world’s best practice in occupational health and safety for orchestral musicians.
The first of its kind internationally, the Sound Practice project involved the collaboration of the six symphony orchestras, along with Orchestra Victoria and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. Funded by the …

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Adding aquatic fitness to physical training routine

From Athletes and the Arts affiliate Drum Corps International:
“Jersey Surf adds aquatic fitness to physical training routine”, by Chris Weber, 02/08/2017
150 members of Drum Corps International took over the natatorium at Camden County Technical School for an 80-minute high-intensity training session in the pool.
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Preventing Overuse Injuries in Instrumentalists

There are basically two types of injuries: acute and overuse. Acute injuries are usually the result of a single, traumatic event. Overuse injuries, on the other hand, occur to tendons, muscles, joints, and other tissues as a result of repetitive activity that creates small amounts of trauma over time. Common examples include carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist tenosynovitis, and muscle/fascia pain syndrome. Instrumentalists often sustain overuse injuries in the hand, wrist, and arm muscles and tendons, as well as weakness and …

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Injury Prevention: What Musicians Can Do

Submitted by Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
MTNA webinar by Christine Guptill
Streamed live on Oct 21, 2016
Since many musicians’ injuries are related to practice habits, music teachers can and should play a vital role in injury prevention from the start. This webinar offers some clinical and research-based information to help teachers and students identify risks and prevent problems before they start.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_jDNaVRdPM

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A Finer Pointe: Visualizing the ankle’s response to ballet’s toughest task

The use of detailed orthopedic imaging to examine dancers’ ankles while in the en pointe position offers insight into the biomechanical demands associated with a position that, although highly unnatural, is nevertheless essential to a ballerina’s performance.
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Female Athlete Triad

The female athlete triad (Triad) refers to the interrelationships among energy availability, menstrual function, and bone mineral density, which may have clinical manifestations including eating disorders, functional hypothalamic amenorrhea, and osteoporosis. With proper nutrition, these same relationships promote robust health.  This can be an issue for both sport athletes and performing artists, especially dancers.

http://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Fulltext/2007/10000/The_Female_Athlete_Triad.26.aspx

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Lightning Safety

The below PDF provides a Lightning Safety policy developed by one of the AATA collaborating organizations, The National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Lightning is the most dangerous and frequent encountered thunderstorm hazard that people experience every year. Over the past century, it has consistently been in the top 2 causes of storm-related deaths in the United States. During the most recent decade, lightning was responsible for an average of 42 fatalities yearly in the United States and an estimated 10 times …

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The Lives of Actors: Performance and Well-being

What are actors’ lives like? What kinds of experiences, over the course of a career, do actors have? How does their training prepare them both for the work they will find, and for the lives that they will lead as they pursue that work? What problems confront actors? What kinds of lives do they lead?
Dr Mark Seton, a leading researcher on actors’ health and wellbeing offers a series of free webinars on The Lives of Actors in which he interviews contributors (from …

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