Building upon the foundation of Playing Well 1: Anatomy and Movement for Instrumental Musicians, the next three-credit course in the online sequence, Playing Well 2: Medical Conditions and Treatments, explores instrumental musicians’ playing-related disorders and their clinical evaluation and treatments. Course topics include an overview of risk factors and injury mechanisms, principles of treatment, medical examinations, and specific injuries and treatments by body region. Through original and curated videos, assigned reading, participation in discussion boards, and individual assignments, you will receive information from the expert perspectives of physicians, therapists, and musicians and complete a practical capstone project designed to apply medical and therapeutic knowledge to your work in practice and performance.

Course developers include Dr. Serap Bastepe Gray, a member of the Peabody Conservatory Guitar and Music and Medicine faculty, and a licensed occupational therapist with a certification in Performing Arts Medicine from the American College of Sports Medicine and Performing Arts Medicine Association; and Dr. Scott Brown, past president of the Performing Arts Medicine Association, board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and adjunct faculty at the Peabody Conservatory.

This three-credit, 14-week online course is asynchronous, so you can work through the weekly course material when it’s convenient for you.

Questions?: If you have questions about Playing Well 2: Medical Conditions and Treatments, please contact us at [email protected].

Disability Accommodations: In order to ensure a smooth transition to secure reasonable disability accommodations, students are encouraged to register with Disability Resources no later than thirty days prior to the start of class.  More information regarding the registration process can be found on the Disability Resources webpage.