Practice and Performance

New Musicians Performance Pain Symptom Monitor

Athletes and the Arts in collaboration with PAMA (Performing Arts Medicine Association), and New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic & Assistance Foundation have developed a new tool to monitor musicians performance pain.  Musicians are strongly encouraged to complete this form to aid in their care.
Performance Pain Symptom Monitor (scroll to the bottom of the page that opens to find the performance pain symptom monitor)

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Are performing artists athletes?

WATCH this video and decide for yourself  (click the image to open and play the video)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Athletes and the Arts – The Role of Sports Medicine in the Performing Arts

“Athletes and the Arts – The Role of Sports Medicine in the Performing Arts”
Dick, Randall W. MS, FACSM; Berning, Jacqueline R. PhD, RD, CSSD; Dawson, William MD, BS, FAAOS; Ginsburg, Richard D. PhD; Miller, Clay MD, MFA, PMR; Shybut, George T. MD
Published in Current Sports Medicine Reports, November/December 2013, Volume 12, Issue 6, p. 397-403.
Abstract
Performing artists are athletes. Like athletes, performing artists practice and/or perform most days with little off season, play through pain, “compete” in …

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Performance Anxiety – One Page Fact Sheet

Performance anxiety, commonly referred to as “stage fright” in performing arts contexts, is a distressing and disabling condition that affects performers of all ages. At least half of all performing artists, regardless of age, gender, and talent or experience level, report problems associated with performance anxiety.
 
Download a one-page fact sheet (PDF) on Performance Anxiety.

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Focal Dystonia – One Page Fact Sheet

Focal dystonia is an abnormal movement disorder that develops when a person is attempting to perform a specific task such as playing a musical instrument. It shows in the loss of voluntary muscle control while playing an instrument. Focal dystonia can affect any group of muscles in the body including the face, lips, tongue, neck, arms or legs.
 
Download the Focal Dystonia (PDF) one-page fact sheet.

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Athletes and the Arts: An Amazing Representation

Amazing imagery demonstrating athletes and the arts!

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Practice Considerations for the Musician (Sean McGowan)

View Practice Considerations for the Musician by Sean McGowan, DMA (DOC)

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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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