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Musician's Injuries: A Guide to Their Understanding and Prevention


Copyright 2024, Mark Alan Wade

Primary Author: Culf, N.
Journal Title: n/a
Date Published: 1998
Language: English
Category: Overuse Syndrome and Musculoskeletal Injuries
Key Words: injury stress strain musician medical
Full Citation: Culf, Nicola. Musician's Injuries: A Guide to Their Understanding and Prevention. NP: Guildford, UK: Parapress, 1998.
Full Abstract: An alarming number of musicians are suffering with playing-related aches and pains or more serious 'overuse injuries.' This practical self-help guide explains clearly and simply the causes of such injuries. Packed with easy-to-follow and constructive advice to help prevent injury occurring, it includes warm-up exercises, stretches and a thorough analysis of all aspects of technique. The musician is encouraged to take responsibility for his or her own well-being through an understanding of anatomy and physiology, the workings of the muscles, posture, balance and the effects of muscular tension and stress. Sympathetic advice is offered, too, for those already suffering the pain and distress of injury. Fully illustrated, this book will also interest therapists, doctors, counselors and other health care professionals.