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|title: ||Head and scapular posture in flutists: a pilot controlled study|
|authors: ||Teixeira, Z|
|keywords: ||head posture|
|issue date: ||2011|
|publisher: ||European Association of Conservatoires (AEC)|
|abstract: ||Instrumental practice which requires asymmetrical postures might, in
the long term, potentiate musculoskeletal disorders and lead to pain.
This, in turn, may have a negative impact on musical performance quality.
Thus, the assessment of postural deviations among musicians is of
the outmost importance in instrumental pedagogy. This study aims to
compare the head and scapular posture of flutists with different levels of
expertise and a control group of singers. Results suggest that flutists have
a significantly more forward head posture than singers. No significant
differences were found for any other head or scapular posture measurement.
Contrary to what was hypothesized, years of instrumental practice
did not contribute to a more asymmetrical posture.|
|publisher version/DOI: ||www.performancescience.org|
|source: ||International Symposium on Performance Science|
|appears in collections||ESS - Comunicações|
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