Posts Tagged ‘Injury Prevention’

Injury Prevention at The Purcell School for Young Musicians

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

The Purcell School’s Specialist Physiotherapist, Sarah Upjohn, has had her pioneering work incorporated in the school’s new Playing-Related Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Policy. While working at the school (and helping performers here at BAPAM), Sarah’s Doctoral work at the University of Cambridge has focused on preventing playing-related injuries in young musicians. Most of these problems, which musicians starting university and entering the profession frequently already suffer from, are preventable. The Purcell School’s strategy to identify risk factors and improve injury prevention awareness among pupils, staff, parents and all involved with the school, is exemplary in preparing young musicians for healthy and succesful careers.

Find out more and read the policy here.

Music Mark: Playing Related Injuries in Elite Young Instrumental Musicians

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Sarah Upjohn, specialist physiotherapist, Doctorate student (the only chartered physiotherapist ever to be offered a place to do a Doctorate at Cambridge, to our knowledge!), and BAPAM Directory member, has written a fascinating article for the UK Association for Music Education, Music Mark.

Sarah’s unique perspective on playing related injuries in elite young instrumental musicians, garnered through her experience working with students at the Purcell School and research she is conducting for her Cambridge University Doctorate enable her to discuss the types of injuries encountered and how they relate to instruments played, clearly identify risk factors for playing related injury and implications for instrumental teachers, and suggest targeted injury prevention strategies.

We see many young musicians in our clinics who have never been given adequate injury prevention advice. In particular, this can lead to serious problems for students entering higher education, with the required increase in playing time, lifestyle changes and other pressures. It’s an issue that Sarah is doing great work to address.

We are very grateful to Sarah and to Music Mark for granting us permission to share the article. It is available here in pdf format: Playing Related Injuries in Elite Young Musicians – a Physiotherapist’s Perspective

This article was originally published in Music Mark’s termly magazine, available to all their members. Music Mark represent and support 99% of all Music Services and over 12,000 instrumental and classroom music teachers, music tutors, assistants plus consultants, advisers, inspectors and lecturers in Initial Teacher Education. See more at: http://www.musicmark.org.uk/who-we-are.

We hope to feature updates on Sarah’s work in future issues of the BAPAM Journal.

 

Health, Injury and Prevention Workshop for Musicians

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Kathy Whitehouse, cellist and cello teacher with a special interest in posture and injury prevention, has organised this interactive workshop for musicians covering common playing related injuries; particularly the hand, shoulder and back; how they may be prevented and treated.

Guest speaker: Mr Ian Winspur

Mr Ian Winspur is a Consultant Plastic and Hand Surgeon, who has focused his interests and specialisation in Hand Surgery and the management of complex hand problems. He has a specialist interest in the musician’s hand and has helped many professional musicians to maintain comfortable performance and continued careers in the face of hand conditions or post-trauma. Mr Winspur is co-author of The Musician’s Hand with BAPAM’s Dr Christopher Wynn Parry.

Dr Simon Shaw: GP, specialist registrar in rehabilitation medicine, dancer and movement practitioner

Dr James Inklebarger: Tutor in Osteopathy and Specialist in Exercise and Sports Medicine

Kathy Whitehouse, LLCM: Cellist, Cello teacher with a special interest in posture and injury prevention

June 22nd 2013, 2 – 5 pm

London College of Osteopathic Medicine
8 / 10 Boston Place
London
NW1 6QH

Cost £35

Musicians, please take your instrument

Booking: 0207 262 1128

Bookings limited to 15 places

Please note this event is not organised by BAPAM

 

Well-being for Cellists

Friday, March 4th, 2011

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Click on the  image for the event flyer.

The London Cello Society‘s Well-being for Cellists workshop takes place on Sunday 13th March 2011 at the Royal Academy of Music. Expert presenters,  Katherine Butler (Preventing Hand Injuries), Selma Gocken (Alexander Technique), Erika Klemperer (Psychodynamic Psychotherapy) and Felicity Vincent (Pilates Method) discuss:

How do we play our instrument in harmony with our design?

How can we take advantage of the wonderful natural coordination we possess as human beings?

How can we pass on to our students the knowledge that will prevent injuries?

What are the emotional challenges of our profession and how do they affect our well-being?

The event costs £50 or just £25 for students/concessions with a 25% discount for LCS members.

Click here for more information and to book your place.