The AVS Health and Wellness Committee has collected the following list of resources for anyone who might be concerned about injury, avoiding injury, treatment options (places and professionals), healing, and long-term maintenance. The Health and Wellness Committee invites users to propose additions to the lists below. The entries are grouped as web links, videos, and selected books and articles.
The AVS disclaims any responsibility for the content, information, or the privacy and security policies on the websites listed below, and does not exert any editorial or other control over those sites. The content below is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or as a substitute for professional medical advice. The AVS does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of any information presented in the resources listed below.
Web Links to Clinics, Workshops, Programs, Services and Techniques
Selected Books posted on Amazon
Indirect Procedures: A Musician’s Guide to the Alexander Technique by Pedro de Alcantara (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997)
What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body: The Application of Body Mapping to Music by Barbara Conable and Benjamin Conable
Fit as a fiddle : the musician’s guide to playing healthy by William Dawson
Playing Less Hurt: An Injury Prevention Guide for Musicians by Janet Horvath (Paperback – Apr 15, 2010)
Playing and Teaching the Viola, Chapter 3, section VI, by Jeff Irvine: Injuries: Prevention and Cure.
What Every Violinist Needs To Know About the Body by Jennifer Johnson
The Musician’s Way: A Guide to Practice, Performance, and Wellness by Gerald Klickstein (Paperback – Sep 3, 2009)
You Are Your Instrument: the Definitive Musician’s Guide to Practice and Performance by Julie Lyonn Lieberman (Jun 1, 1997)
The Athletic Musician: A Guide to Playing Without Pain by Barbara Paull and Christine Harrison (Paperback – Feb 18, 1999)
Deepening Musical Performance Through Movement by Alexandra Pierce
The musician’s body: a maintenance manual for peak performance by Jaume Rosset I Llobet
The biology of musical performance and performance-related injury by Alan H. D. Watson