Passion that drives performing artists also tends to produce people so committed to the craft they often tend to accept a lifestyle of injury as easily as theyve embraced the physical demands placed upon them. Neck and shoulder pain is very common. So is pain in the hands. But the two are not the same, and injury left untreated can jeopardize a performers career.
For these reasons preventative medicine and sports therapy for performing artists are growing.
It is not uncommon to see medical personnel from sports therapy clinics present at rehearsals and perfor