About the book
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.