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Medical Problems of Performing Artists is the first clinical medical journal devoted to the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of medical and psychological disorders related to the performing arts. Original peer-reviewed research papers cover topics including neurologic disorders, musculoskeletal conditions, voice and hearing disorders, anxieties, stress, substance abuse, and other health issues related to actors, dancers, singers, musicians, and other performers.

Editor: Bronwen J. Ackermann, PT, PhD
Assoc Editor-Dance: Shaw Bronner, PT, PhD, OCS

Official journal of the Performing Arts Medical Association (PAMA),
the Dutch Performing Arts Medicine Association (NVDMG),
and the Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare (ASPAH).

Current Issue

Medical Problems of Performing Artists - Volume 34 Issue 1
Volume 34, Number 1
March 2019


Table of Contents:
1 Measuring Training Load in Dance: The Construct Validity of Session-RPE Brenton Surgenor, Matthew Wyon
6Towards Consensus on Clinical Assessment of Embouchure in Brass Players: A Delphi Study Kees H. Woldendorp, Elise Ploos van Amstel, Hans Boschma, Anne M. Boonstra, Hans J. Arendzen, Michiel F. Reneman
14Exploring Professional Circus Artists' Experience of Performance-Related Injury and Management: A Qualitative Study Timothée Cayrol, Emma Godfrey, Jerry Draper-Rodi, Lindsay Bearne
25Decreased Bone Mineral Density in Forearm vs Loaded Skeletal Sites in Professional Ballet Dancers Joanna Gorwa, Jacek Zielinski, Wojciech Wolanski, Robert Michnik, Dawid Larysz, Lechoslaw B. Dworak, Krzysztof Kusy
33Tongue Position Variability During Sustained Notes in Healthy vs Dystonic Horn Players Using Real-Time MRI Peter W. Iltis, Jens Frahm, Eckart Altenmüller, Dirk Voit, Arun Joseph, Kevin Kozakowski
39Use of a Shoulder Rest for Playing the Violin Revisited: An Analysis of the Effect of Shoulder Rest Height on Muscle Activity, Violin Fixation Force, and Player Comfort Laura M. Kok, Jim Schrijvers, Marta Fiocco, Barend van Royen, Jaap Harlaar
47Career Transitions for the Young Dancer: Considering Psychological Implications, Challenges with Athletic Identity, and Need for Available Resources [Review] Kelsey L. Griffith, Marina G. Gearhart, Dai Sugimoto, Ellen T. Geminiani, Andrea Stracciolini
53Current Approaches for Management of Music Performance Anxiety: An Introductory Overview [Review] Katie Zhukov
61Health literacy and health promotion challenges in performing arts medicine [Editorial] Bronwen J. Ackerman View this article for Free!

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Alice G. Brandfonbrener, MD
1931–2014


A pioneer in the field of performing arts medicine
and founding editor of MPPA.



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