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Health resources

Aerobic exercise & Strength Training

Basic and General Aerobic Exercise Principles
Turnstep.com - the library of aerobics patterns and answers to your aerobics questions.
Stretches for musicians

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Alexander Technique

The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique
This Web Site provides a systematic guide to all Alexander Technique information and resources - both on and off the Internet.
Insider's Guide to the Alexander Technique
Alexander Techworks
Links to a description of the Technique, applications of it, and literature about it. Founded by well-known teacher Jean-Louis Rodigue.
American Society for the Alexander Technique
Joe Armstrong MA, MSTAT
Teacher of the Alexander Technique, Boston, MA. The site includes many informative articles and Alexander Technique exercises.
Pedro de Alcantara
author of "Indirect Procedures: A Musician's Guide to the Alexander Technique"
Musicians and the Alexander Technique
Alexander Technique Internet resources

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Basic Health

Fit not frail: exercise as a tonic for aging
Jane E. Brody, New York Times
Preserving a fundamental sense: balance
Jane E. Brody, New York Times

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Body Mapping

http://www.bodymap.org/
"the information needed by musicians to prevent pain and injury and to promote excellence in practicing and performing." (from the website)
Body Mapping
notes taken by Susan Maclagan at the 2005 NFA Convention

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Carpal Tunnel

CTS Homepage
The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Homepage
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
From the CDC
Homemade flute key extensions
From Jennifer Cluff. PDF file - requires Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Fibromyalgia

Living With Fibromyalgia
Sixteen years with fibromyalgia can teach you a lot; just ask Julia Baurichter.
National Fibromyalgia Association (USA)

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Focal Dystonia

alt.support.dystonia
USENET newsgroup
David Leisner
Pdf file. Guitarist who taught himself to play with FD using large muscles. The link to Guitar Magazine requires that you buy the issue to read the article, but the other links provide insight directly from the web.
The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
information for patients, physicians and researchers
How To Resolve Dystonias: A Movement Perspective
by Barbara Conable
Musicians as movers
by Amy Likar, DMA, AmSAT
Musician’s Focal Dystonia - a musician's resource
NINDS Dystonias Information Page
from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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Hearing

Flutes or Piccolos could harm your hearing
http://www.etymotic.com/ - Ear plugs @ $12.95 a pair. Protection of your hearing? Priceless.
http://www.westone.com/store/index.php/
Yahoo.net
H.E.A.R. (Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers)
is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the real dangers of repeated exposure to excessive noise levels. Online ordering for earplugs available
MusicSafe SonicSet
From Germany - a bit pricey
Prevent Hearing Loss Through Awareness
ProtectEar.com
Hearing protection

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Musicians and Injuries
Page on repetitive stress injuries

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Performing Arts Medicine links

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Pilates The Pilates Method is an exercise system focused on improving flexibility and strength for the total body without building bulk.

The Pilates studio
The Pilates Center
Boulder, Colorado

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Sjögren's syndrome

Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation
Sjögren's Syndrome Causes, Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Treatment

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Smoking cessation

Quit Smoking Community
Vaping Daily

Tendonitis

Musicians and Injuries
Performing Arts Phyusicalo Therapy Clinic
Performing Arts Physical Therapy, PC is a clinic in the Boston area with a dual focus of specialization in the unique needs of performing artists and women's health issues.
Stretches for the Musician
Relieving Hand Fatigue
DON'T "PLAY" WITH PAIN
by Barbara Hauser

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TMJ

What is TMJ?
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome
The TMJ Association, Ltd.
University of Washington Department of Radiology
Anatomy Modules - TMJ Tutorial

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