alexa Musicians are Athletes Too
ISSN: 2157-7595

Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy
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Musicians are Athletes Too

Nicholas F Quarrier*

Department of Physical Therapy, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, USA

*Corresponding Author:
Nicholas F Quarrier, MHS, PT, OCS
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: July 26, 2013; Accepted Date: August 30, 2013; Published Date: September 02, 2013

Citation: Quarrier NF (2013) Musicians are Athletes Too. J Yoga Phys Ther 3:141. doi:10.4172/2157-7595.1000141

Copyright: © 2013 Quarrier NF, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


 

Abstract

Performing artists are prone to repetitive stress injuries. Playing a musical instrument professionally or dancing requires a level of physical fitness similar to that of a sports athlete. Each requires agility, flexibility, neuromuscular coordination, muscular endurance and muscular strength. There is one major difference between musicians and sports athletes. Sports athletes have coaches observing and correcting the athlete’s movement patterns in order to improve efficiency as well as hoping to prevent a sports injury during each practice and athletic event, while the musician sees their “coach” once a week for an hour. He/she is expected to remember any technique changes etc (mechanical corrections etc….) while they practice alone. All these individuals follow the adage “practice makes perfect” or “practice makes permanent”.

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