Each of our Safe Trad Ambassadors discusses how, in their own experience, they have learned to be aware of triggers that might lead to injury, and how to respond in order to prevent such an outcome. Topics discussed include performance anxiety and tension, relaxation, identity, choices, and making changes.
Focussing on specific instruments, experienced performers consider posture, and how paying attention to this may be useful in preventing performance-related injury for traditional musicians. Areas including standing, sitting, instrument fit, hand positions, and stretches are discussed here.
Here musicians talk about measures they have taken in order to manage their own musculoskeletal health and well-being. These include stretching, mindfulness, warm-ups, rest, stopping, pacing, support from health-care professionals, support equipment, exercise.
Self-Care: stretching exercises