Embouchure Dystonia - Trombone - "Losing the Lip" - Loss of Lip Control Wind Instruments -- Music and Medicine on MondayClick Here

Double Bass - Techniques, Ergonomics, Practice Schedule -- Music and Medicine on Monday

see: Music and Medicine on Mondays at the University of Iowa - Schedule of Events

protocol page initiated Feb 2024  Piper Wenzel BS, Henry Hoffman MD

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Common Injuries 



Prevention Strategies

A. Posture

B. Appliances




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Woldendorp KH, Boonstra AM, Tijsma A, Arendzen JH, Reneman MF. No association between posture and musculoskeletal complaints in a professional bassist sample. Eur J Pain. 2016 Mar;20(3):399-407. doi: 10.1002/ejp.740. Epub 2015 Sep 1. PMID: 26332347

Woldendorp KH, Boonstra AM, Arendzen JH, Reneman MF. Variation in occupational exposure associated with musculoskeletal complaints: a cross-sectional study among professional bassists. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2018 Feb;91(2):215-223. doi: 10.1007/s00420-017-1264-5. Epub 2017 Oct 20. PMID: 29052757; PMCID: PMC5797213