Posts Tagged ‘Exercise’

Research Investigates Dance Shoes

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Lindsay Wallace, a dancer, physiotherapist and Performing Arts Medicine MSc researcher at University College London, is looking for female dancers (minimum 4 hours dance activity per week) to take part in her project investigating dance footwear. The project aims to help reduce dance injuries and protect dancers.

Female dancers, please fill in this survey.

UK Survey of Muscle and Joint Health in Retired Professional Ballet Dancers

Monday, April 20th, 2015

A research team at the University of East Anglia studying the development of musculoskeletal injuries in retired ballet dancers has produced a 10 minute survey posing questions on previous and current joint and muscle pain. The survey is online here,, and all UK retired professional ballet dancers are invited to contribute. The team is hoping to gain a nationwide picture of current experiences of muscle and joint care among this group, helping to develop future research.

The Hypermobile Learner

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

STOP PRESS! Last minute places have become available on the course. Contact Lesley McPherson for more details at

Lesley McPherson, Director of Classical Pilates UK, and BAPAM’s Glasgow clinician, Dr Faith Gardener, are running a workshop for teachers and coaches involved in teaching movement and sport, looking at the hypermobile learner.

This event takes place on June 21st 2014 in Troon, Ayrshire

Please note: this event is not organised by BAPAM and we receive no income from it. 

Anyone from adults, young dancers and athletes can be hypermobile and this presents unique challenges to the teacher and the student. This workshop will address not only the science and how to recognise hypermobility but will touch on the psychology of hypermobility and the application of exercise to strengthen the hypermobile student.

Attendance costs £140 including lunch. If you are interested in booking a place please email Lesley McPherson –

The organisers have informed us that they are nearly full for this session and are therefore building up a waiting list. Enough interest will generate further dates so please let them know as soon as possible if you’d like to attend.

Instrumental To Your Performance

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Drusilla Redman and Ian MacDonald host a one-day healthy practice workshop for musicians.

Please note that this event is organised independently of BAPAM

Health and the Performer

Saturday 31st May, 9:45am -16:30pm

Dance Studio, 1st floor, Lewis Building, Gower St; London, WC1E 6BP

(2 minutes from Euston Square tube station, 7 minutes from Warren St station, 10 minutes from Euston main line)

Drusilla Redman MCSP SRP – physiotherapist/dancer, UCL Performing Arts Medicine MSc lecturer.

Ian MacDonald  MSc DipRCM ARCM ALCM – laryngeal manual therapist, vocal coach, singer/musician, UCL Performing Arts Medicine MSc Course Leader.

Organised by two experienced BAPAM clinicians, the day covers detailed aspects of musicians’ health and wellbeing including:

Physical warm-up

Posture – sculpting your sound

Vocal warm-up

Breathing and embouchure

Gentle stretching

The environment, travelling and touring

How to get the best out of your body


For more details and booking please email:

Ian ( or
Drusilla (

Whole Day Price £110 – Group Bookings of 3 or more £95 per person 

BAPAM receives no income from this event