In a study I conducted in the fall of 2017, I found that 84% of students at my undergraduate institution were experiencing performance-based pain to the point where it affected their ability to play at the level of which they were accustomed. Upon further research, I found that this statistic supports many similar studies conducted in major universities and conservatories across America. If you are currently experiencing performance-related pain or suffering from an injury, you are not alone. I have designed this website specifically for you as a resource to connect you with treatment centers in your area, scholarly articles and literature about performing arts health, and as a platform for you to join the discussion and share your story with others going through a similar experience. Visit the various pages on this website to learn more about musculoskeletal health and wellness, injury prevention methods, and treatment options that you can build into your daily schedule to manage performance-based pain and injury.
My goal is to provide a free, all-encompassing performing arts health education resource that students across the nation can access to learn more about different types of performance-related injuries, various methods to treat and prevent these injuries, find treatment centers in their area complete with a list of all accepted insurance types, and connect with fellow students experiencing the same types of pain.
This project is currently based in major cities throughout Ohio.