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Pilates and String Musicians: An Exploration of the Issues Addressed by the Pilates Method, an Illustrated Guide to Adapted Exercises, and a Pilates Course for University String Players

Abstract String players have been identified as the most affected group of instrumentalists suffering from musculoskeletal disorders, and most of the problems are related to posture. The high prevalence of injuries among string players suggests that there is room in the music curriculum for a program tailored to this population and that can provide both immediate and long-term solutions. Pilates is a mind-body conditioning method of exercises and a philosophy that shares many similarities with string playing technique and performance, which suggests that its practice can be beneficial to improve not only the posture of string players but also various other areas. Studies about Pilates as a treatment show the varied areas in which Pilates can help, w... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Gallo, Maria Luciana (Author) / Norton, Kay (Advisor) / Landschoot, Thomas (Advisor) / Humphreys, Jere T. (Committee member) / Rotaru, Catalin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Performing arts / Health education / Biomechanics / Assymetry / Musculoskeletal / Musicians / Pilates / Posture / String Players
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 223 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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