Performing Arts Medicine

Jovauna Currey, Dana Sheng, Alyssa Neph Speciale, Camilla Cinquini, Jorge Cuza, Brandee L. Waite

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Performing artists are a unique subset of athletes. With the highly repetitive nature of performance training, emphasis on proper technique, ergonomics, and preventive cross-training is vital, as many injuries are due to overuse or poor technique. There are novel medical concerns in performers, including ENT problems, mental health concerns and substance use risks. While music is central to performances, it is also a treatment modality to address cognitive, sensory, and motor dysfunctions in certain neurological conditions. Due to this wide array of issues, it is imperative to understand the specific needs and risks of performers to provide optimal medical care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)609-632
Number of pages24
JournalPhysical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2020


  • Dance
  • Injury
  • Music therapy
  • Musician
  • Performing arts
  • Prevention
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sports

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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