Caring for Dancers: The Nuances of Performing Arts Medicine

11.23.2015 - By Focus on Sports Medicine

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Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO

Dr. Jennifer Caudle welcomes Dr. Rebecca Fishman, Director of Medical Education at Mercy Medical Center, New York, NY. Dr. Fishman was a professional dancer before becoming a DO and has a number of dance professionals in her family. Dr. Fishman joins Dr. Caudle on site at the American Osteopathic Association's annual medical education conference, OMED2015. Dr. Fishman is focused on OMT for dancers and equates professionals to elite athletes because of the amount of training and physical demands placed on their bodies. This segment is intended to introduce the niche specialty of performing arts medicine and include the social/emotional tolls that dance can have on its performers.

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