Performance Injury Subject Guide - University Libraries, University of Hartford

The Anatomy Coloring Book
By Wynn Kapit & Lawrence M. Elson. Allen Library Stacks [QM25 K36 1977] Check Status

Awareness through Movement: Health Exercises for Personal Growth
Mortensen Library Shelves [RC489 F44 F44 1990] Check Status

Playing Less Hurt
By Janet Horvath. Allen Library Stacks [RC965 H67 P53] Check Status

Resumes for Performing Arts Careers
Career Services Shelves [PN1580 .R47 2004] Check Status

Trauma and the Performing Artist Featuring Leon Fleisher.
Allen Library AV [MA RC965 P46 F5 (cassette tape)] Check Status

Below are call number ranges for areas within this topic. Use these call numbers to browse the library shelves when you have a general idea of what you want, but don't have a specific item in mind.

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Alexander Technique

Physiological Aspects of Music

RA785 (Mortensen)
Relaxation, Rest, and Stress Management

RC965 P46
Performing Arts Medicine

RD97.6 (Mortensen)
Overuse Injuries -- Prevention

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Years Covered: 1840-Present
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Abstracts of randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews in physiotherapy. Most include quality ratings to assist in justifying validity and interpretability. Includes link to a Tutorial. Provided by the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy, and maintained at the University of Sydney.

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Direction Journal: A Journal on the Alexander Technique online

International Journal of Arts Medicine

Medical Problems of Performing Artists

Music and Medicine online

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Alexander Technique

Feldenkrais Method

Music - Physiological Aspects

Overuse Injuries - Prevention

Performing Arts Medicine

Alexander Technique
Includes a full description of the technique, recommended publications, links to societies, and a separate page, Alexander Technique for Musicians.

Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss
Official website of AAMHL

Center for the Performing Artist at New York Presbyterian Hospital
This is a hospital program devoted specifically to the needs of various performing artists, the site has brief rundowns of various conditions and the option to schedule appointments with doctors at the hospital.

The Feldenkrais Method
A good resource for information about the Feldenkrais Method. The Resources section (under About) is especially helpful.

Musicians and the Alexander Technique

Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine
This is a link to a specific article, but the 'Physical Therapy Corner' area of the website has articles geared towards musicians and dancers with information on specific conditions and areas of the body most prone to injury.

Performing Arts Medicine Association
Official website of PAMA. Follow the link under the Education tab for a good list of related websites.