Physical activity

Study on physical activity and its effects on performance-related musculo-skeletal disorders (PRMDs) and music performance anxiety (MPA) in instrumental students

In preparation: The study will evaluate modifiable risk factors associated with PRMDs in instrumental students, via self-report. The risk factors will be behaviours identified in the literature and include work and practice patterns, taking breaks and warming up, physical activity and sedentary behaviour. Relationships between such behaviours and PRMDs and performance anxiety will be explored. This will likely lead to the design of an intervention aimed at encouraging physical activity among instrumental students.  


Conservatoires UK