Weight-bearing manipulation: a neglected area of medical science relevant to piano playing and overuse syndrome
Journal/Book: Med Hypotheses. 1987; 23: 209-17.
Abstract: Functional anatomy and physiology have naturally attended mainly to those functions which occur most commonly in everyday life. Piano playing is a more specialized area, where functions arise which have so far been neglected in medical science. These functions are here described by a pianist (IH) in the hope that medical researchers will respond to fill the gaps. The importance of this lies not only in the understanding of skilled manipulative activity but also in the avoidance of overuse syndrome (OUS) or repetitive strain injury (RSI).
Keyword(s): Music|. Occupational Diseases|ET