BAPAM Healthy Performance Training Series Cardiff - Physical Health and Injury Prevention, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Friday, 29. November 2019

BAPAM Healthy Performance training Series 
Physical Health and Injury Prevention
BAPAM’s purpose is to improve health in the performing arts and support enhanced performance excellence through wellbeing and good practice.  
As the largest provider of career-specific healthcare to performers in the UK, we are uniquely positioned to bring together expert clinicians, educators, researchers, artists and creators to deliver innovative training to empower the arts community to improve and maintain health throughout our creative work and learning spaces. 
This introductory 2-hour session is designed for performing arts professionals and students and outlines risk factors and key strategies to maintain good physical health throughout a sustainable career.
The session focuses on evidence-based practical skills and draws from research findings, performance experience, and proven clinical pathways.
Participants will learn how to avoid injury, identify the signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal problems, what to do to promote good health, and where to go for help.
Tutor: Cary Moggridge 
Carys graduated with a Bsc Honours Degree in Physiotherapy from Plymouth University in 2009. She has a specialist interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and started working in private practice treating both general public and semi-professional sports athletes in Wales in 2010, before moving to London in 2014.
In London she worked as a Senior Physiotherapist within a private practice on Harley Street. Here she was specialising in performing arts and dance physiotherapy on multiple west end shows, touring performances and performing arts and drama schools; including Italia Conti and RADA.
Notably Carys worked as the Senior Physiotherapist on Strictly Come Dancing for 3 years and in 2016-2017 she travelled with Coldplay on their recent world tour as their Lead Physiotherapist.
Carys is trained in APPI pilates teaching and acupuncture. She has a particular interest in sports rehabilitation within a variety of sports, alongside experience with pre and post-surgical care. She is also a registered practitioner of the British association of performing arts medicine (BAPAM). Carys retruned to Wales in 2018 to continue her career progression within professional sports physiotherapy and has now joined the Health & Sports Physiotherapy team alongside her role within the Cardiff Blues Rugby Academy.

Research looking at health issues within the performing arts workforce consistently finds that 70-75% of our population report both mental and physical health problems, which is much higher than the national average. We are lucky to be working with a number of health and wellbeing experts who can offer training to performers across the UK, with the aim of reducing the levels of poor health and supporting performers to have a sustainable career. Working with our partners in Equity, Musicians’ Union, Help Musicians UK and Performing Arts Education Providers - who are very kindly giving us free use of training venues - we are expanding our national training programme supporting healthy performance in the UK.

Friday, 29. November 2019, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, BAPAM Healthy Performance Training Series Cardiff - Physical Health and Injury Prevention

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