Injury Risk and Prevention

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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Providers Needed for MusiCares Medical Network

To better address the ever-growing number of music professionals without basic or adequate medical coverage, MusiCares (50lc3 non-profit organization) works closely with a dedicated group of health care professionals through the MusiCares Medical Network to provide the valuable and often life-changing services that some clients require, but simply cannot afford. The network is comprised of providers who recognize this reality and generously give their time and expertise to treat MusiCares’ referrals that are underinsured or uninsured and lack the means …

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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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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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Athletes and the Arts: What’s the Issue? – One Page Fact Sheet

There is limited peer-review epidemiology research on performing arts injuries. However, from what exists and many anecdotal reports, it is obvious there is a need for awareness and appropriate medical support for prevention efforts.
AthArts Whats the Issue-August 2015

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