Feel Better! Treating Performance-Related Pain
What do athletes and musicians have in common? Pain from performance. In fact, the number of musicians temporarily sidelined by injury is quite high. In this session, a pain management specialist with extensive training in complementary and alternative medicine will discuss how to prevent as well as treat common performance-related injuries such as hand, neck, jaw and back pain. Get practical advice on avoiding common misuse and over-use injuries. Learn low-tech techniques to treat common injuries. Learn how to preserve your health so you can feel better and play better!
RENATA MARINARO, LMSW, is Director of Health Services, Eastern Region, at The Actors Fund. She counsels entertainers nationwide and has written guides on getting affordable health care in 18 creative communities, as well "Every Artist Insured", a consumer-friendly guide on how health care reform will impact artists and entertainers, available at ahirc.org. Renata is a social worker and has worked in oncology and substance absue treatment programs and at social service agencies in the New York City area.