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Perfectionism in Performing Artists

Perfectionism in Performing Artists

PhD candidate, lecturer and trained actor, Julia Grieshofer, researches actors’ mental health at UCL. From June 2021/22, she joins the UCL MSc in Performing Arts Medicine team to lead the Psychology module on this programme. Recently, she was invited as a speaker on...

Managing a return to performance

Managing a return to performance

In part 4 of our article series covering aspects of returning to performance environments, and building up work schedules and routines in the light of the COVID 19 pandemic and lockdowns, Dr Naomi Brecker, Consultant Occupational Physician, considers the vital role of...

Returning to live performance: Why programme choice matters

Returning to live performance: Why programme choice matters

In this blog, Dr Sarah Upjohn EdD MA MCSP, Specialist Performing Arts Physiotherapist, looks at how programme planning, including choice of repertoire, is important for instrumental musicians returning to or building up performance.  In my work as a physiotherapist...

When the curtain goes up again: Injury prevention for dancers

When the curtain goes up again: Injury prevention for dancers

Part 3 of our article series covering aspects of returning to performance environments and building up work schedules and routines in the light of the COVID 19 pandemic and lockdowns. BAPAM Physiotherapist Lucie Rayner looks at injury prevention for dancers, and...

Chief Executive’s Message, April 2021

Chief Executive’s Message, April 2021

The first few months of 2021 have been one of the busiest times in BAPAM’s history of clinical services. Rising mental health problems, preparing to return to busier work schedules and environments, plus difficulties accessing NHS services mean more people need...

Returning to work in the performing arts after having COVID-19

Returning to work in the performing arts after having COVID-19

This article by BAPAM Physiotherapist, Lucie Rayner, is the second in our series covering aspects of returning to performance environments, and building up work schedules and routines in the light of the COVID 19 pandemic and lockdowns. We will update the article...

When the curtain goes up again: Building our fitness to perform

When the curtain goes up again: Building our fitness to perform

The global pandemic has brought unprecedented disruption to our lives over the last year. To protect public health and reduce disease transmission, we have endured stay-at-home orders and strict quarantines. Those who work in the Performing arts industry have been...

Long COVID: Patient Experience and Support Groups

Long COVID: Patient Experience and Support Groups

Long COVID is an umbrella term that describes a cluster of symptoms related to an initial COVID infection where symptoms persist after the acute infection phase. It appears that Long COVID can affect the whole body including the respiratory, cardiovascular,...

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