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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She has also worked closely with the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) on health education, training and advocacy.
"We are pleased to partner with Eastman School of Music to launch the Eastman Performing Arts Medicine initiative," URMC CEO Mark Taubman said in a statement Wednesday.
A good place for these students to get some background information is with the two articles on "Performing Arts Medicine" and "Musican's Health" in MENC's New Handbook of Research on Teaching and Learning.
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.
The Performing Arts Medicine Clinic joins the many highly specialized health-care facilities in Indiana that cater to a very particular patient need.
Research findings suggest that music can have a valuable role in stress management and biofeedback, in the management of medical and dental pain, in psychoneuroimmunology, and in performing arts medicine. It is important for music therapists to be aware of these developments which offer exciting new prospects for music therapy practice and research.
Established and active musician health organizations--such as the Performing Arts Medicine Association and the German Association for Music Physiology and Music Medicine (Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Musikphysiologie und Musikermedizin)--suggest that the ideal long-term solution to decreasing rates of pain and injury is getting music teachers involved and informed.
The field of dance medicine, led by organizations such as the International Association of Dance Medicine & Science, founded in 1990, and Performing Arts Medicine Association, founded in 1989, has revolutionized our approach to dancer health.
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.
Eckart Altenmuller is a world-renowned performing arts medicine physician, having served as chair and director of the Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians' Medicine at the University of Music and Drama in Hannover, Germany, since 1994.
"Dancers are superior athletes and usually in superb condition when they deliver," says Keith Reeves, MD, a gynecologist and obstetrician at the Center for Performing Arts Medicine at The Methodist Hospital in Houston.

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