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978-0-8108-3356-2 • Paperback • February 1999 • $69.00 • (£53.00)
978-0-8108-7717-7 • eBook • February 1999 • $65.50 • (£50.00)
Barbara Paull is a British-trained Registered Physiotherapist who has concentrated on orthopedic physiotherapy in many different clinical settings over 30 years and currently works as consultant, clinician, and lecturer.
Christine Harrison is a freelance violinist working in Toronto, Canada. She has performed with various symphonic, chamber, and theatre groups, including work with the Canadian Opera Company and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.
Part 1 List of Illustrations
Part 2 Foreword
Part 3 Preface
Part 4 Acknowedgments
Part 5 I: The Problem
Part 6 Introduction
Chapter 7 1. The Psychology of Musician's Injuries
Chapter 8 2. A Physiotherapist's Opinion
Chapter 9 3. The Musician's Tale
Chapter 10 4. An Introduction to Physiotherapy
Part 11 II: Anatomy and Applied Anatomy for Musicians
Chapter 12 5. Anatomy for Musicians
Chapter 13 6. Taking Care of Your Back and Neck
Chapter 14 7. The Shoulder
Chapter 15 8. The Arm, Wrist, and Hand
Chapter 16 III: The Musician as Athlete
Chapter 17 9. Playing Ergonomics
Chapter 18 10. Exercise Protocols for the Musical Athlete
Chapter 19 11. Practicing as an Athletic Musician
Chapter 20 12. Working as an Athletic Musician
Chapter 21 13. The Work Environment
Chapter 22 14. If You Are Injured
Chapter 23 15. Stouffville Musicians' Physiotherapy Guide
Part 24 Glossary of Terms
Part 25 Appendix
Part 26 References
Part 27 About the Authors
...a well-written book which offers sound advice...very easy-to-understand primer in body mechanics and anatomy...includes a thoughtful discussion of the psychology of dealing with a playing injury...an excellent resource for developing a safe and sound physical approach to playing...
— Senza Sordino
An excellent book not only for the musician, but for the physiotherapist treating one!
— Physiotherapy Today
...this work is clearly a labor of love exhibiting a clear intention to make a potent contribution to the prevention of injury among musicians.
Combining medical protocol and the musician's view, the authors present ideas for helping musicians prevent and manage injuries...based on research...applicable to players of all musical instruments...
— Music Educators Journal
...contribution, good gift, and a good resource.
This book can literally save your musical career! Now one can understand where pain comes from and why, but most importantly, one can learn how to get rid of it, or better yet, never get it in the first place! Completely indispensable for every musician and teacher.
— Skye Carman, Concertmaster, Northholland Philharmonic, Netherlands
The Athletic Musician is on its way to becoming a required handbook for teachers and performers of music in New Zealand. Since introducing it to many groups here, I've had unfailingly enthusiastic reports...The combination of sound technical information and a cheerful, positive approach by both authors make it an important contribution to the on-going education of musicians as well as other performing artists.
— Pat Reid, Registered Physiotherapist, Christchurch, New Zealand
This is a book that could save careers! Paull and Harrison have pooled their in-depth knowledge and experience to publish a text invaluable to musicians everywhere. And unlike other volumes on the subject, it's a refreshingly easy - at times even hilarious - read! A must for all musicians' libraries!
— Dr. Robert Skelton, Professor of Violin/Chamber Music, University of Western Ontario, Canada
This is probably the best book of its type. A superb guide to injury prevention for all practical musicians.
— Dr. David Young, Academic Registrar, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England
...equipped with excellent diagrams, especially notable for presenting anatomical drawings of the human body in the act of performance...a kind of lifestyle manual for musicians...of much help and interest to the performer...
— Internat'l Society For The Study Of Tension In Performance
It addresses an important topic, anatomy is described clearly with simple diagrams, and the recommendations not to play in pain are appropriate.