Performance Types

Current Concepts in Dance Medicine (Dr. Clay Miller)

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Janet Horvath – Author of Playing Less Hurt

—Janet Horvath, associate principal cello of the Minnesota Orchestra for more than three decades, is a soloist, writer, and award-winning advocate for injury prevention. Her acclaimed book Playing (Less) Hurt An Injury Prevention Guide for Musicians is available on Amazon or at www.halleonard.com
Janet Horvath – Injuries Among Young People on the Rise
Interview with Janet Horvath: Author of Playing Less Hurt – Minnesota Public Radio
Janet Horvath – Playing Less Hurt (Video)

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Practice Considerations for the Musician (Sean McGowan)

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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 …

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Tips to Keep Marching Bands Healthy and Hydrated on The Field

With the beat of a drum, the blow of a whistle, and the blare of the brass section, marching bands across the country are practicing formations and new musical routines in anticipation of the start of school year. Recognizing the unique needs of these performers, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) has issued timely guidelines to ensure safety on the field and in the parade line.
“Marching band members, just like athletes, need to be well conditioned and prepared for …

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Video – Hand Care for Musicians – Guitar, Piano, and Bass w/ Todd Urban

Neuromuscular Therapist and musician Todd Urban demonstrates the 4 basic motions of the wrist. Proper motion, pressure, relaxation and body use are discussed. Todd also discusses some of the improper techniques often used by musicians which can damage their wrists and hands.
 

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Preventing Dance Injuries (AOSSM) – One Page Fact Sheet

For many people dance may not spring to mind when thinking about sports, but the physical demands placed on the bodies of dancers have been shown to make them just as susceptible as football players to injury. In particular, most professional dancers began dancing at the age of five or six, the repetitive practice of movements that require extreme flexibility, strength, and endurance make them prime candidates for overuse injuries.
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Video – Performance Injury Prevention using ProformaVision, EMG – Kathleen Riley

This dynamic session introduces ProformaVision, a new software program that simultaneously layers and analyzes two camera HD videography with surface electromyography (sEMG) and midi data. This state-of-the-art technology works in conjunction with Yamaha Disklavier™ pianos, Clavinovas and the AvantGrand. For the first time
we can look at performers “under a microscope.” Body alignment, muscle tension and MIDI measures provide the basis for a comprehensive interdisciplinary analysis of each piano performance.
Kathleen Riley will help you understand why certain body …

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