Examining Music Therapists' Singing and Playing-Related Injuries: A Collective Case Study

dc.contributor.authorLarsen, Brianna
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-09T20:33:56Z
dc.date.available2020-12-09T20:33:56Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.description.abstractMany music therapists experience a musculoskeletal injury and/or vocal injury over the course of their careers. There is a lot of research conducted in this area with orchestral musicians and professional singers but minimal research done with music therapists or music therapy students. The purpose of this collective case study was to explore the occurrence of musculoskeletal and/or vocal injuries that music therapists sustain in the work place and what they did to ameliorate their injuries. Five female music therapists agreed to participate via video chat, providing a narrative of their physical and/or vocal injuries. All five participants experienced either a vocal injury, a musculoskeletal injury, or both. Two therapists required to take time off due to their injuries. The researcher concluded that music therapists are experiencing physical and vocal issues and seeking medical treatment. In addition, treatment was helpful in healing their injuries. More research is needed in order to examine the full scope of injuries and what can be done to prevent them.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12770/168
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectMusic therapistsen_US
dc.subjectOveruse injuriesen_US
dc.subjectVoiceen_US
dc.subjectMusculoskeletal systemen_US
dc.titleExamining Music Therapists' Singing and Playing-Related Injuries: A Collective Case Studyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.degreenameMaster of Arts in Music Therapyen_US
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