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Rheumatology: Current Research

Rheumatology: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-1149 (Printed)

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Bronwen Ackermann

Bronwen Ackermann

Discipline of Biomedical Science, University of Sydney, Australia

Biography
Dr Bronwen Ackermann is a physiotherapist whose interest in performing arts health grew as a result of working with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra since 1995. She has worked extensively with performing artists since the 1990s, with her clinical and research work focussed on musicians' injuries. She received a Churchill fellowship in 2002 allowing her to spend time with international colleagues involved in both research and clinical work in the field of music medicine. Her PhD was completed in 2003 looking at performance-related musculoskeletal injuries in violinists. Since then she has been conducting research into musicians injuries focussing on performance-related injury prevention, performance-related injury assessment and management, optimising performance through enhancing physical and pscyhological well-being, and understanding the anatomical and physiological mechanisms underpinning musical performance. She joined academia in mid 2006 and works in the Sydney Medical School teaching functional musculoskeletal anatomy.
Research Interest

Musicians physiology, music performance biomechanics, injury preventon, health promotion

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