Posts Tagged ‘Sports Medicine’

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.

Understanding Hypermobility – a CPD day from Healthy Performers

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Osteopath and Performing Arts Medicine MSc lecturer, Jennie Morton, has organised this one-day CPD course for health practitioners & those involved in the care of performing artists.

Sunday November 3rd 2013
10.00am – 5.00pm
The Club Room
229, Great Portland Street. London, W1W 5PN

Jennie and guest speaker, Professor Howard Bird (Rheumatologist, BAPAM clinician in Leeds) will cover topics including:

The spectrum of hypermobility syndromes – aetiology & medical management
Screening & practical measurement/ assessment tools
Hypermobility in performing arts & sports – advantages & disadvantages
Practical demonstrations & case studies of hypermobile subjects
Practical manual treatment techniques for the hypermobile patient

7 Hours CPD
Course Fee £120 (Students £95)

For further info or to request a booking form, please email

Note: this event is not organised by BAPAM

Toronto Meeting of PAMA

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

February 16/17, 2013: Jennie Morton, osteopath and lecturer on the MSc in Performing Arts Medicine at UCL, will give a presentation titled Embodying the Instrument – Healthy Practice for Musicians at the forthcoming Toronto meeting of the Performing Arts Medicine Association, When the Artist’s Body Says No – Stress and the Mind-Body Unity in Health and Disease.

Check this pdf for detailed information: PAMA Toronto 2013 Brochure.

Watch this space for Jennie’s report for BAPAM from the event, which also covers healthy dance practice, hearing protection, artists’ mind and body development, and the lessons we can learn from sports medicine.

From injury to performance: Lessons to share in dance and sports

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

This event is almost sold out. To book your place, register now.

The Royal Society of Medicine and Dance UK have once again come together to organise a one-day dance and sports medicine conference. These two areas have much in common in terms of the demands placed on the human body and mind, and the run up to the London 2012 Olympics seems a great moment to learn from each other. In these two high performance environments risk of injury is ever present and its effects can jeopardise careers. There has already been a certain amount of cross fertilisation between the worlds of sports and dance medicine, with an increasing number of practitioners having worked with both athletes and dancers.

For all the info and to book your place, click here.