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What have athletes known for years that musicians are just beginning to apply to their practice and performances?

The College Music Society
Answered by Randall Dick: February, 2022.
Randall Dick, M.S., FACSM, is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. He has worked for 20 years with the National Collegiate Athletic Association, managing its sports medicine and injury prevention programs. He has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and served on the US Lacrosse Sports Science Committee and as a consultant for Major League Baseball injury surveillance. He began developing the Athletes and the Arts initiative …

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Podcast Speaker: Renée Fleming

Watch for our upcoming podcast with Renée Fleming!

Soprano and Arts & Health Advocate
Renée Fleming is one of the most acclaimed singers of our time, performing on the stages of the world’s greatest opera houses and concert halls. Honored with four Grammy® awards and the US National Medal of Arts, Renée has sung for momentous occasions from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Diamond Jubilee for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In 2014, …

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Performing Artists Mental Health: Silent Victim of COVID-19

By Steven J. Karageanes, DO, FAOASM
April 2020
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we can expect many things about daily life to change once we get through this. One aspect of the pandemic that is sliding under the radar is mental health. Up until this time, the topic of mental health was getting significant attention in the medical field, directed at several populations: physicians, collegiate athletes, teens, and so on. Performing arts organizations such as Athletes and the …

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Why We Should Support the Arts

10 Reasons to Support the Arts

Arts unify communities. 72% of Americans believe “the arts unify our communities regardless of age, race, and ethnicity” and 73% agree that the arts “helps me understand other cultures better”—a perspective observed across all demographic and economic categories.
Arts improve individual well-being. 81% of the population says the arts are a “positive experience in a troubled world,” 69% of the population believe the arts “lift me up beyond everyday experiences,” and 73% feel the arts …

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Tips for Sport Athletes (and Performing Arts) Communities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Stay Active & Healthy At Home During The COVID-19 Pandemic (ACSM)

From ACSM –
Amid concerns around the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, individuals in communities across the country and around the world are being encouraged to stay home. Below [linked here] you will find many resources to help you continue to stay physically active while at home.

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Athletes and the Arts: Dancer Return to Play

By Becca Rodriguez Regner, DO
One of the unique factors that makes osteopathic sports medicine physicians great, is creating safe modifications for athletes to keep active and working around an injury. The return to play (RTP) protocol is created for concussion athletes–– football, basketball, and baseball athletes. RTP for the dancer should be the same mindset.
After diagnosis, an imaging and treatment plan is given to the dancer and they look to their company physician …

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Athletes and the Arts: Powerhouse Strength in Dancers

By Becca Rodriguez Regner, DO
The gluteal muscles exist for a greater purpose than looking amazing in a pair of jeans. In fact, the gluteals are the dream team. Let me introduce you to the MVP gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus. In many athletes and especially dancers, these group of muscles get turned off and don’t fire properly to help the posterior chain work. The general functions of the three powerhouse muscles include extension, abduction, …

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