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General Meeting Program (immediately after the business meeting)

General Meeting Programs

September 23, 2020

“Injury Prevention: How to recognize risks and assist your students.”

This presentation will cover some of the typical factors that lead to injuries in musicians, how to prevent injuries, and how to manage them if they occur. We will also cover how emotional states can have a direct influence on the development of physical injuries, and how to develop strategies to recognize and manage these risk factors in your students.

Jennie Morton BSc (Hons) Osteopathy, MS Psychology

Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional

Certified Mental Health Inegrative Medicine Provider



After a long performing career as a Ballet dancer, West End Musical Theatre performer, and lead singer of a London Big Band, Jennie is now a Clinical Osteopath specializing in the field of Performing ARts Medicine.  She is a specialist in treating musicians’ injuries, anxiety management, and performance optimization.  Now based in Los Angeles, she is on the Clinical Advisory Board for Backline (musicians’ mental health organization), the Health & Wellness Committee for the International Society for Music Education (ISME), the Board of the Dance Resource  Center (DRC), and is the Wellness Professor at the Colburn Music School (LA).

Jennie is the author of three books:  The Authentic Performer:  Wearing a Mask and the Effect on Health; The Embodied Dancer:  A Guide to Optimal Performance; and Dancing Longer, Dancing Stronger, as well as numberous academic articles on performers’ health.  She also provides online courses in anxiety management and other health management topics.