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Webinar 13 May 2021

Orchestral Players: Physical Health For a Return to Work

As part of our Back to Work series of webinars for orchestral players, BAPAM practitioner and physiotherapist Dr Sarah Upjohn will be discussing how best to prepare yourself for a return to full time playing.

Photograph of a number of unattended double basses left leaning against chairs, on what appears to be a stage setting. A percussion set it visible in the background.
Date Thursday, 13 May 2021
Time 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Location Online
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Photograph of a number of unattended double basses left leaning against chairs, on what appears to be a stage setting. A percussion set it visible in the background.

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Accessibility:

If you have any access requirements you would like to discuss please email orchestral@theMU.org.

About the event

Physical wellbeing is more important than ever after the pressures that the Pandemic has put upon us.

Come and hear from Dr Sarah Upjohn, a British Association of Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) practitioner and physiotherapist on how best to prepare yourself for a return to full time playing.

This session will focus on the challenges that the Pandemic has created and provide tips for ensuring you are at your best physically. Some practical elements are included but as this is a webinar we won’t be able to see you, so wear what you want and make sure you have a comfortable space set up.

If you prefer to watch, or just listen, you’re welcome to. The session will also be available on a playback after it has finished.

What will this session cover?

  • How to return to playing after a long break
  • Building up physical health
  • Nutrition
  • Posture
  • Championing wellbeing at work

How to attend

Run on our Crowdcast webinar platform, this event is for both freelance and contract orchestral players who are MU members.

Ask your question in advance of the session by using the ‘Ask a Question’ button on the Crowdcast platform after registering.

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Sarah Upjohn

Sarah is a Performing Arts Medicine Physiotherapist and Educator, working mainly with instrumental musicians. She has extensive clinical experience in assessing and treating playing-related musculoskeletal injuries in instrumental musicians, and she is passionate about injury prevention, and promoting musculoskeletal well-being in musicians. Additionally, she is in high demand as a teacher and speaker, and has a Doctorate of Education from the University of Cambridge.

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