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
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.