Journal of Undergraduate Research


music related injury, college students, preventative and combative methods


Fine Arts and Communications




Shortly after beginning my music studies at Brigham Young University, I began to struggle with overuse injury that made it difficult to play my instrument. Conversations with fellow BYU music majors over the past few years revealed that music related injuries seem to be relatively common. The informal conversations with fellow music majors as well as my personal experience with music related injury prompted me to investigate the prevalence of music related injury at the University level. I also began to research preventative and combative methods that could be made more available to students who struggle with injury, as it was evident from conversations with others, that students are often unaware of where to go to get help with their various injuries.

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