Articles/Resources by category
Compiled by Gina Pongetti, www.medgym.net
Suggested Reading for Performing Arts Medicine Professionals
Medical, Instructors, etc.
General Performing Arts Medicine Texts for Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy and Injury Prevention
Grant, Gail. Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet.
Vincent. The Dancers Book of Health.
Solomon, Minton and Solomon. Preventing Dance Injuries: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
Arnheim, Daniel. Dance Injuries: Their Prevention and Care
A little old-school in train of thought. Does not incorporate a lot of options for modern therapy regimens, good base knowledge
Alter, Michael. The Science of Flexibility
Great physiology behind all things stretching
Fitt, Sally Sevey. Dance Kinesiology.
ISBN: 13: 978-0-0286-4507-0
Technical and practical anatomy and kines class for PAM
Wright, Stuart. Dancer’s Guide to Injuries of the Lower Extremity.
Selected Papers from the Symposium on the Science and SOmatics of Dance. Kinesiology and Medicine for Dance.
By Priceton Periodicals, Inc. Pennington, NJ
Franklin, Eric. Conditioning for Dance: Training for peak performance.
ISBN: 13: 978-0-7360-4156-0
Martins, Peter, NYC Ballet. The New York City Ballet Workout.
Dawson, William. Fit as a Fiddle: The Musician’s Guide to Playing Healthy.
ISBN: 13: 978-1-57886-683-0
By a hand surgeon from NW in Chicago, great resource
Solomon, Solomon, Minton. Preventing Dance Injuries
Horvath, Janet. Playing (less) Hurt.
2009, for teachers and musicians and medical. Great explanations
Conable, Barbara. What every musician needs to know about the body- The practical application to Body Mapping to making music.
Conable. What Every musician needs to know about the body: The Course.
Registration can be done calling 1-877-553-1766
Mark, Thomas. What every pianist needs to know about the body.
Various Authors. Medical Problems of Performing Artists.
Volume 24, No 2, June 2009
Great article on wrist rotation in pianists, Delayed growth in gymnasts, bagpipers hernia, and Bassoon treatment.
Dance Technique Books for Performing Arts Medicine, Treatment and Injury Prevention
Greig, Valerie. Inside Ballet Technique
Technique plus anatomy and why the body moves
Irish Dance Specific Medical Resources
DVD: Irish Dance Fitness Plan (Riverdance)
McArdle, Katch and Katch. Sports and Exercise Nutrition
USA Gymnastics. Gymnastics Risk Management- Safety Course Handbook
Contact USA Gymnastics, Indianapolis, IN, for course registration and manual.
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Anatomical Visual Guide to Sports Injuries
ISBN 13: 978-0-7817-7361-4
Wrist (Gymnastics)- Articles
Ulnar Varience Determination. Palmer AK, Glisson RR, Werner FW. J Hand Surg. 1982; 7: 376-379.
Measuring Ulnar Variance: a comparison of techniques.Steyers CM. J. Hand Surg. 1989; 14A: 607–612.
Gymnast Wrist: An epidemiologic survey of ulnar variance and stres changes of the radial physis in elite female gymnasts. L. de Smet MD, A. Claessens PhD, J Lefevre PhD, and G. Beunen PhD. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. Vol 22, No 6. 1994.
Ulnar Variance in Children – standard measurements for evaluation of ulnar shortening in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. R. Hafner, AK Poznanski, JM Dovovan. Skeletal Radiology. Vol 18, 1989. 1989.
Kienbock disease and negative ulnar variance. M Bonzar MD et al. JBJS. Vol 80-A. No 8. Aug 1998. p 1154. Changes in ulnar variance in relation to forearm rotation and grip
JM. Jung. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Page: 1029 — 1033. 2001.