Performing Arts Medicine - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323581820, 9780323581837

Performing Arts Medicine

1st Edition

Author: Lauren E. Elson
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323581820
eBook ISBN: 9780323581837
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 29th November 2018
Page Count: 186

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Covering the full spectrum of treatment guidance for dance artists, circus artists, musicians, and more, this practical title by Dr. Lauren E. Elson expertly explores the intersection of sports medicine and performing arts medicine. Ideal for practicing and trainee physiatrists, physical and occupational therapists, and sports medicine physicians, it addresses a wide range of relevant topics including auditory symptoms in musicians; management of the dancer’s foot and ankle, hip, and spine; return-to-dance or return-to-performance guidelines; and much more.

Table of Contents


Section 1: Introduction to Performing Arts Medicine

1. Sport or Art? The Intersection of Sports Medicine and Performing Arts Medicine

2. Treating the Performing Artist: Special Considerations

3. Coordinating the Care Team for the Artist


Section 2: Treatment of Musicians

4. Pathologies and Their Treatment in Musicians

5. Using Biofeedback and Awareness to Enhance Treatment of the Musician

6. Managing Auditory Symptoms in Musicians

7. Care of the Marching Musician


Section 3: Treatment of Dance Artists

8. The Dancer’s Foot and Ankle

9. Management of the Dancer’s Hip

10. Management of the Dancer’s Spine

11. Unique Considerations of the Adolescent Dancer

12. Role of Screening in the Professional Dance Company

13. Bone Health Issues of the Dancer

14. Cross-Training for the Dancer

15. Return-to-Dance Strategies and Guidelines for the Dancer

16. Management of Psychological Complications in the Dancer


Section 4: Other Performing Artists

17. Treating the Vocalist


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About the Author

Lauren E. Elson

Affiliations and Expertise

Instructor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School; Spaulding-Wellesley Rehab Center; Newton Wellesley Vernon Cancer Center, Newton, MA