Clarkson University Physical Therapy Program
Musician Injury Prevention
Clarkson University Doctor of Physical Therapy students have collaborated with Crane School of Music faculty and students to develop a series of injury prevention workshops. This page has the handouts created for that project.
None of the activities or exercises described in these handouts should increase pain; if they do, stop doing them and see a health care provider for personalized guidance.
- Powerpoint slides from Musician Injury Prevention lecture
- Posture, body mechanics and ergonomics for musicians
- Trigger points: common symptoms and management
- Relaxation strategies
- Kinesiotaping for musicians
- Temporomandibular joint (jaw) pain
- Headaches caused by muscle trigger points
- Self-care: preventing common musician injuries
- Principles of stretching for musicians
- Stretching techniques for musicians
- Strengthening for musicians
Common conditions affecting musicians
- Hand, wrist and elbow conditions common among musicians
- Neck and shoulder conditions common among musicians
- Low back injuries common among musicians
- Hypermobility syndrome: symptoms and management
For questions, contact the Physical Therapy faculty supervisor for this project, Dr. Leslie Russek, at Lrussek@clarkson.edu.