This time, the Ergonomics site at BellaOnline.com begins looking a music and music-makers.
Many of us played instruments in the past, in school band or orchestra. Some of us got so far as a Garage Band, or playing locally. A few became true professionals.
Whatever the level of your music involvement, if you play and instrument, or if your child plays an instrument, you need to look at the ergonomics of the situation. Music is part of our lives, and a very important part.
Musicians and Posture
Playing a musical instrument creates some postural and ergonomic challenges. Many are related to right - left aymetrical postures. Some are realted to force, or to fast, repeated movement. Others relate to the visual aspect of the task. This begins with posture.
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virginia hixson, Ergonomics Editor
Virginia Hixson is a Certified Professional Ergonomist and Project Management Professional working in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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