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“Free to Play” PAMA Conference

Free to Play PAMA Conference

SPTRS Faculty and Students to Present at

“Free to Play” PAMA Conference

Several SPTRS faculty and students will present papers or posters at the 1st Southeast Regional Meeting of Performing Arts and Medicine Association (PAMA) Conference to be held at USF  on March 7th-9th, 2014.  The “Free to Play” conference features a broad spectrum of topics relating to Performing Arts Medicine: Arts in Medicine, Education of Performing Artists, Artists’ Mind and Body, Healing and Treatment for Artists and Healing and Treatment of Patients using the Arts. For more information, see http://www.cme.hsc.usf.edu/freetoplay/#10

Aimee B. Klein, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS will give two presentations; USF Dance Wellness Program: An Interprofessional, Student Oriented Initiative” and “Biomechanics of a Tendu Closing: Comparing the Traditional Movement to Relevé and Plié Closings in 1st, 3rd and 5th

Dr. Matt Lazinski will present “Results of Novel Mind-Body Integration Program for Collegiate Musicians.

Dr. Kendall Lynch will present “Implications of Sacral Dysfunction on Turnout In A Collegiate Ballet Dancer—A Case Study.”

DPT students Samantha Klotz and Jessica Whitney, will also present a poster describing “The Relationship of Biomechanical Factors, Turnout, And Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Injuries in Ballet Dancers.