– Medical Problems of Performing Artists

Essentials of Performing Arts Medicine Certificate Course

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Course Dates:

June 1 – July 31, 2022

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About the Certificate Course

Registration for the June 1 – July 31, 2022 session is now open! Click here to register.

PAMA is offering a certificate of completion in performing arts medicine for physicians (MD and U.S. trained DO), allied healthcare professionals (athletic trainers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, psychologists, chiropractors, nurses, licensed massage therapists, manual osteopathic practitioners [including non-US trained osteopaths], acupuncturists, and others as approved), and arts educators. To receive the certificate, participants need to complete an online series of lectures prior to the online exam. Participants need to pass the exam by the course close date in order to receive the certificate of completion.

Course content focuses on risk factors, life-span issues, and the interactive, cultural, and contextual distinctions of health problems that are unique to performing artists, highlighting specific opportunities and techniques for engagement, education, prevention and treatment in response to various arts-specific health concerns. This content is tailored to the background of course participants and presented as four concurrent streams: physicians/health professionals; music educators; dance educators; vocal educators. Participants are asked to select the most appropriate stream for their background and objectives in completing the course – only one stream can be completed at a time.

Following course completion, health professionals will be able to discuss occupation-specific questions that should be asked during the initial interview with performing artists to identify key injury causes; identify basic physical elements of performance on common instruments; apply key special assessment procedures that are useful when evaluating performing artists; establish goal-oriented and evidence based treatment approaches; assess basic requirements of the occupational environment of the performing artist; implement functional return to performance protocols; and describe preventative approaches to medical problems of performing artists. Arts educators will be able to describe performance-relevant anatomy, physiology and psychological considerations; discuss and demonstrate the key components of a strong performance posture; identify injury risk factors; implement best-practice techniques to facilitate safe and productive rehearsals and performances; and understand the arts educators’ role in health promotion and rehabilitation.

MEMBER COURSE FEES (early bird pricing)

Price for PAMA Members.

All prices are in USD
Physician 195
Allied Health, Instrumental Music, Dance, or Vocal Performance 150
Student/Resident 50
Certificate Exam Fee 35
Physician 195
  • Physicians (MD, DO)
  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists
Allied Health, Instrumental Music, Dance, or Vocal Performance 150
  • Therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Body fitness/care
  • Educators
  • Performers
Student/Resident 50

Must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited program.

Certificate Exam Fee 35

You must take and pass this exam to receive your certificate for this course. This is an additional purchase for ALL categories.

NON-MEMBER COURSE FEES (early bird pricing)

Price for NON-members

All prices are in USD
Physician 295
Allied Health, Instrumental Music, Dance, or Vocal Performance 250
Student/Resident 55
Certificate Exam Fee 35
Physician 295
  • Physicians (MD, DO)
  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists
Allied Health, Instrumental Music, Dance, or Vocal Performance 250
  • Therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Body fitness/care
  • Educators
  • Performers
Student/Resident 55

Must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited program.

Certificate Exam Fee 35

You must take and pass this exam to receive your certificate for this course. This is an additional purchase for ALL categories.

You will need to select your stream during registration.

Physicians (comprised of 20 modules approximately 30-45 minutes each. Additionally, this stream includes a screening module comprised of 5 videos which total 1 hour and 10 minutes.)

Allied Health Professionals (comprised of 20 modules approximately 30-45 minutes each. Additionally, this stream includes a screening module comprised of 5 videos which total 1 hour and 10 minutes.)

Arts Educators, Dance (comprised of 20 modules approximately 30-45 minutes each.)

Arts Educators, Instrumental Music (comprised of 20 modules approximately 30-45 minutes each.)

Arts Educators, Vocal Performance (comprised of 20 modules approximately 30-45 minutes each.)

Certificate Exam (The exam is timed at 1 hour from the time the first question appears on screen.)

Faculty

Bronwen Ackermann, BSPT, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Sydney
NSW, Australia



This Course Originally Created
by Bronwen Ackermann, PT, PhD
and Clay Miller, MD, MFA

Eckart Altenmüller, MD

Physician, Musician, Professor
Rottweil, Germany

Kathryn Ananda-Owens, DMA

Department Chair of Music, St. Olaf College
Northfield, Minnesota, USA

Isabel Artigues, BSc, MSc

Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor, and Specialist in Performing Arts Medicine
Barcelona, Spain; London, UK; New York & Philadelphia, USA

Serap Bastepe-Gray, MD, MM, MScOT

Johns Hopkins University, The Peabody Conservatory & School of Medicine
Hunt Valley, Maryland, USA

Cliffton Chan, PhD - USYD, B.Physio (Hons I)

Senior Lecturer, School of Medical Sciences, University of Sydney
NSW, Australia

Marshall Chasin, MSc, AuD

Director of Auditory Research, Musicians’ Clinics of Canada
Hamilton, ON Canada

Kris Chesky, BMus, MME, PhD

Professor, University of North Texas College of Music
Denton, Texas, USA

John Chong, MD, FRCPC

Medical Director, Musicians’ Clinics of Canada
Hamilton, ON Canada

William Dawson, MD

Associate Professor Emeritus of Orthopaedic Surgery
Northbrook, Illinois, USA

Lauren Elson, MD

Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Massachusetts, USA

Patrick Gannon, PhD

Peak Performance Systems
San Francisco, California, USA

Julian Gray

Johns Hopkins University, Peabody Institute
Hunt Valley, Maryland, USA

Gayanne Grossman, PT, EdM, BFA

Director of Dance Wellness at Muhlenberg College
Pennsylvania, USA

Christine Guptill, BMus, BSc, MS(OT), PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Lucinda Halstead, MD

PAMA Board President
Otolaryngologist, MUSC Health
Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Melody Hrubes, MD

Rothman Orthopaedics
New York, New York, USA

Peter Iltis, PhD

Professor of Kinesiology
Gordon College
Wenham, Massachusetts, USA

Nancy Kadel, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon
Seattle Spine & Sports Medicine
IADMS Board President
Seattle, Washington, USA

Robin Kish MS, MFA

Assistant Professor, Department of Dance
Chapman University
Orange, California, USA

Donna Krasnow, PhD, MS, BA

Professor Emerita, Department of Dance
York University
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Melissa Hatheway Lewis, BME

Director of Bands, Instrumental Music Coordinator
Denison Independent School District
Denison, Texas, USA

Jonathan Livesey MA (Oxon), BM BCh, FRACS, FRCS, FRCS(Ed)

Surgeon and Voice Specialist
St Leonards, NSW, Australia

Cate Madill, PhD, BAppSci(Hons), BA(Hons)

Associate Professor
University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

Deanna McBroom, BMEd, MM, SVS

Professor Emerita, Department of Music
College of Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina, USA

J. Matt McCrary, PhD, BS, BFA

Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians’ Medicine
Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media
Hannover, Germany

Clay Miller, MD, MFA

Sports and Arts Medicine, Sports Medicine North
Peabody, Massachusetts, USA

This Course Originally Created
by Bronwen Ackermann, PT, PhD
and Clay Miller, MD, MFA

Dirk Möller, Dr, Dipl-Sportwiss, PT

Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Hochschule Osnabrück, University of Applied Sciences
Osnabrueck, Germany

Jennie Morton, BSc (Hons), MS

Osteopath, Independent Practice
Los Angeles, California, USA

Martha Paterson, OTR/L, CHT

Occupational Therapist, Independent Practice
Burbank, California, USA

Susan Raeburn, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Independent Practice
Oakland, California, USA

A.B.M. (Boni) Rietveld, MD, PhD, BA

Founder Emeritus Medical Centre for Dancers & Musicians (MCDM)
The Hague Medical Centre
The Hague, Netherlands

Jeff Russell, PhD, AT, FIADMS

Associate Professor of Athletic Training
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio, USA

Elizabeth Schaefer, MM

Vocal Performance, Vocal Pedagogy
Minnesota, USA

Paul Schaefer, MD, MM

Sports Medicine Physician, HealthPartners
Director, Musicians Clinic, Courage Kenny
Minnesota, USA

Rose Schmieg, DHSc, ATC, PT, OCS

Program Director/Assoc Professor of Athletic Training
Shenandoah University
Winchester, Virginia, USA

Mark Seton, BA, GradDipA, PhD

Lecturer, Dramatic Art and Screen Production
Excelsia College
Macquarie Park, Australia

Annie Strauch, B.Phty(Hons), M.Phty(Sports), M.Phty(Musc)

Physiotherapist
Performance Medicine
Southbank, VIC, Australia

Melanie Tapson, BFA, BEd, MSc SLP (C) CCC-SLP Reg CASLPO

Speech Language Pathologist, Singing Voice Specialist
Independent Practice
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Chandler Thompson, DMA, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-language Pathologist/Voice Specialist
Sean Parker Institute for the Voice
New York, New York, USA

Peter Visentin, MM

Professor of Music
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

John White, BMus, MBBS, PhD, FRCSI, FRCS

Orthopaedic Surgeon
London, United Kingdom

Suzanne Wijsman, DMA, MMus, MA, BMus, BA

Associate Professor
University of Western Australia
Perth, Australia

Mary Virginia Wilmerding, PhD

Assistant Professor
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Brooke Winder, PT, DPT, OCS

Renew Motion Physical Therapy Inc.
Assistant Professor/Program Coordinator
California State University Long Beach
Long Beach, California, USA

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