performing arts medicine


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performing arts medicine

[pər¦fȯrm·iŋ ′arts ‚med·ə·sən]
(medicine)
A subspecialty in medicine that deals with problems specific to the activities of dancers, musicians, and vocalists.
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Although Performing Arts Medicine is a growing field, the health problems of musicians remain under recognized and under researched.
(3) Performing arts medicine literature has overwhelmingly focused on the influence that teachers may have on their pupils' health and wellness, but what about teachers' own health and wellness?
Eastman Performing Arts Medicine (EPAM), the first program of its kind in Upstate New York, will expand existing clinical services, arts integration and research to transform arts-related health care delivery and scientific understanding of the interactions between the arts and health.
"That's why I contacted the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine about him."
Voice specialist Ian MacDonald from the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine says voices affected by conditions such as Parkinson's Disease can be strengthened through singing and performing can also improve core muscle tone and posture.
They cover warm-ups and teaching repertoire; the basics of singing; vocal technique for the older singer, including range, stamina, voice quality, tone, pitch-matching, tuning, age and size-appropriate singing, rhythm, discipline, brain function, and vibrato; vocal health, with discussion of anatomy and physiology, voice disorders, performing arts medicine and nonvoice risks, seating issues, the aging voice, nutrition and integrative medicine, and vocal exercises; repertoire content, language, performance, and diction; and rehearsal, including issues for men and women.
Research and information dissemination continued to expand in the 1990s as an online musician-health survey sponsored by the University of North Texas was undertaken; the Textbook of Performing Arts Medicine was published; and an ever growing body of programs and literature documenting the research, study, and experiences of medical practitioners, musicians, and educators emerged.
The Netherlands is home to the Dutch Performing Arts Medicine Association (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Dans- en MuziekGeneeskunde, NVDMG), with 204 medical professionals and medical students, and the Dutch Dancer's Health Care Foundation (Stitching Gezondheidszorg voor Dansers, SGD).
The evolution of performing arts medicine. In: Sataloff RT, Brandfonbrener AG, Lederman RJ, eds.
Last year she walked on burning coals to raise money for (BAPAM) British Association For Performing Arts Medicine.
Later, Susie was told about the British Performing Arts Medicine Trust, who were able to raise money and help pay back her parents.
And when that concert violinist experiences muscle strain in her wrist, she'd probably do the same thing--and probably be pointed in the direction of the Performing Arts Medicine Clinic.
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