performing arts medicine


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A subspeciality of occupational medicine that formally addresses the medical complaints of those who play musical instruments, sing, or dance
Common problems Those of a specific muscle-tendon unit, ranging in severity from mild pain to complete incapacitation, related to a combination of relatively repetitive movements of a limited number of muscles, and awkward position required to hold the instrument and/or weight of instrument, overuse 'syndromes', nerve impingement, and facial dystonia

Management Rest; beta-adrenergics for performance anxiety

performing arts medicine

A developing subspeciality of occupational medicine that formally addresses the medical complaints of those who toot, tickle, trill, or tap, playing musical instruments, warbling, or dancing Common problems Those of a specific muscle-tendon unit, ranging in severity from mild pain to complete incapacitation, related to a combination of relatively repetitive movements of a limited number of muscles, and awkward position required to hold the instrument and/or weight of instrument, overuse 'syndromes', nerve impingement, facial dystonia Management Rest; β-adrenergics for performance anxiety
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That's why I contacted the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine about him.
The work was updated in a second edition as Performing Arts Medicine (San Diego: Singular Pub.
The past two decades have witnessed a growth of interest in performing arts medicine by physicians and physiotherapists worldwide, as evidenced by increased membership in performing arts medicine societies, frequency of international conferences, and an expanding body of scientific literature.
Kenneth Brandt received support from both the dean of the Indiana University School of Music and the dean of the IU School of Medicine to establish the Performing Arts Medicine Clinic at the IU Medical Center.
This literature review presents a range of innovative medical applications of music in stress management, biofeedback, psychoneuroimmunology, pain relief and performing arts medicine.
Gail Berenson (GB): Tell us a little about your extensive background in music and what ultimately influenced you to choose the field of performing arts medicine as a career.
Organizations such as the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science, the Performing Arts Medicine Association, and the Performing Arts Special Interest Group of the Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association strive to educate healthcare professionals, dance educators, and dancers.
Dunk'N'Funk 2002 was, in fact, a celebrity basketball tournament in aid of the British Performing Arts Medicine Trust.
One of the early successes of Athletes and the Arts, particularly the Performing Arts Medicine Association organization, was working with the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) to create a standard around health and safety in 2012.
an internist with the Center for Performing Arts Medicine at The Methodist Hospital in Houston.
This heightened interest in performing arts medicine is reflected in an increasing number of articles appearing in a broader range of peer-reviewed medical journals, the establishment of dance medicine programs at college and university levels, and increased exposure to the healthcare issues of artists in popular media venues.
While performing arts medicine is a relatively new field compared to sports medicine, the medical problems of performing artists are alarmingly common and career threatening.

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