Course on Prevention of Injuries for Musicians (45 hours)

Keeping up with the training pedagogy of the Centre for Prevention of Injuries in Performing Arts, we present a course on multidiciplinary work in which the most important points of musical and health interest will be developed.

The course consists of three modules:

First module: MUSICIAN'S MEDICINE (15 hours)


  • Knowing the most common (tecno)pathologies affecting musicians.
  • Differencial anatomic relationships in musicians.


  • Tendonitis, muscular fatigue, trigger finger, contracture, nerve entrapment, pinched nerve, etc..
  • Stage fright
  • The musician's brain.
  • Especfic nutrition to improve the musician's performance.
  • Instrumental ergonomy (applications for the instrument).

Second module: MUSICIAN'S PHYSIOTHERAPY (20 hours)

In order to improve our performance and artistic quality it is necessary to understand our operation basis. In this case we are refering to muscles and the muskuloskeletic system.


Knowing when and in what way we can exercise, enhance, stretch and relax the musculature to improve muscle quality.


  • Muscles, joints, lever arms, tonic musculature, phasic musculature (muscle wrap), strength musculature, types of resistence and strength.
  • Enhancing exercises.
  • Relaxing exercises.
  • Stretching exercises.
  • What muscles should I empower according to each instrument?
  • Muscular fatigue. Phyisical symptoms before suffering from muscular fatigue. Recognising and treating them.
  • Difference among muscular overcharge and overuse and tendonitis.
  • Action plan in face of an audition or an exam period.
  • Introduction to interscapular attachment.
  • Muscular chains.
  • Breathing types.
  • Respiratory enhancement exercises linked to ages and bone growth.
  • Abdominals versus breathing and contraction types.
  • Pression systems: pulmonar and abdominal.
  • Frequent alterations on the urinary, reproductor and structural systems (hyperlordodsis, disc herniation) related to breathing and its pressure absorbing system.


Posturology studies the posture and fine muscular tone alterations in the globality of the human body.

It helps us improving the artist's muscular and artistic performance and, above all, to realise what factors need our attention since they alter our equilibrium and energy expenditure.


  • Stressing the importance of postural captos.
  • Knowing how to recognise the difference signs in orthostatic tone in the body.
  • Improving the artistic and life quality.


  • Recognition of equilibrium and postural alterations in the frontal, posterior and sagittal planes.
  • Postural alterations in sitting position with the instrument.
  • Corrective measures to solve the asymetry clash in the body.


The neurophysiological principles from which any postural correction practic basis departs from will be evidenced via some theorical explanations with drawings and some practical examples.

The course is theorical and practical.


It is interesting to keep the same instrumental groups for the practical part but it is not compulsory. The student must wear comfortable clothing.

Length of the course: 45 hours.

Attendants: maximum 15 people per course.

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