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Dance Medicine and Science

Amador Cernuda

King Juan Carlos University


Technique indications Prevention injures Resistence training Dancer stress testing Rigid body mechanics Deformable body Kinesiology Mindbody techniques Dancer diet Brain diet Eating disorders Dance Nutrition Elite profile Peak performance Anxiety Performance techniques

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Dance medicine and dance science have grown exponentially in recent decades because year after year the number of professional dancers and dance students who begin their careers in the field of medicine and psychology increases. Dance medicine is part of the field of performing arts medicine that specializes in evaluating and treating performing artists such as musicians, dancers, actors/actresses and vocalists.

There are many medical specialists involved in this field: psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, neurologists, orthopedists, traumatologists, rheumatologists, otolaryngologists, internal medicine, family medicine and occupational medicine and each chapter of this book is focused on providing the current results of clinical and experimental research.

Sport Medicine is also a very popular area that has a significant impact on the management, training and long-term care of dancers. If you are a doctor, physiotherapist or dance educator, this book will provide you with the information you need in your daily practice.

Sport Medicine is a very consolidated area that has a lot of research, publications and great active professionals, however, Artistic Medicine has very few reference professionals and often artists, when they look for a specialized professional to solve a problem that derives from their daily practice or some circumstance that can influence their future artistic development, they have great difficulty finding them and many times they are forced to go to other countries. The teeth of a wind instrumentalist cannot be in the hands of any dentist, or the feet or knees of a dancer cannot be treated by a traumatologist who does not know the dance deeply so that he can guarantee the return of the dancer to his/her practice professional.

Another interesting factor is that dancing can be a medicine or a coadjutant element in the optimal treatment of some clinical problems.

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Amador Cernuda

King Juan Carlos University

Prof. Dr. Amador Cernuda received his Doctorate “Cum Laude” in Psychology at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. He is currently Professor and Deputy Director at “Alicia Alonso” University Dance Institute, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid, Spain.Prof. Dr. Cernuda is also Director of the International Research and Documentation Fund in Psychoballet and Scenic Art Therapy “Georgina Fariñas”, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid, Spain; and President of the International Scenic Art Therapy Association (ISAThA). He has received an International Research Prize in Psicoballet. Havana, Cuba 2015., and he is an International Scientific Advisor for UNESCO Psychoballet Group Cuba. Prof. Dr. Carnuda is a Member of HISTARTMED, Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de La Habana, Cuba; a Honorary Member of the Chair of Drug Prevention Unit, Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de Guantánamo, Cuba; Collaborator of the Department of Hypnosis, Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de Santiago de Cuba; a Member of the UNESCO International Dance Council; and a Representative of the Alicia Alonso Foundation. He is an expert and researcher in clinical, social and educational applications of the arts, especially dance. Prof. Dr.Cernuda is EUROPSY accredited in Psychology and Psychotherapy. He is an international expert applied psychologist in high performance, and has participated as a support scientist in six Olympic cycles: Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, and Beijing 2008. He has taught at different universities in America and carried out field work and research in the Amazon, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru Dominican Republic, China and Japan.

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