Musicians both amateur and professional are at risk of developing a wide variety of medical problems, as discussed in this module. BAPAM produces useful factsheets entitled ‘Risky Business!’ 32 (discussing in detail situations that put musicians at risk) and ‘Healthy Touring’ 33 which provide advice about how to avoid running into problems.

There is an increasing awareness of the need for musicians to take care of their health, and many use methods such as the Alexander Technique and other practices as a way of averting problems.

Life as a professional musician has always been precarious, and it has become dramatically more so in the time of Covid 19, with huge challenges lying ahead for the music industry. It is therefore especially important for musicians to receive the help that they need from medical professionals at the current time.




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