Performing Arts Setting

For more information on the Performing Arts Setting, contact Kelly Jo Trimble  on the Committee on Practice Advancement.

Certified athletic trainers have been working with performing artists for more than 25 years. World-renowned entertainment venues and performing arts groups such as Cirque du Soleil, Disney World and Disneyland, Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Cincinnati Ballet and Blue Man Group utilize an athletic training program to keep their performers in peak condition. Performing Arts athletic trainers provide specialized injury prevention and rehabilitative care to dancers, musicians and vocalists. Studies show that the on-site medical care that the certified athletic trainer can provide to performers reduces both the frequency and severity of injuries as well as reducing operating and production costs.


Dance Medicine Journal Focuses on ATs

The September 2010 edition of the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science focuses on the role athletic trainers can play in keeping performers healthy and active. Guest edited by Katy Ewalt, MS, ATC, HHP, the special edition shines a light on the value of athletic training services and the skill athletic trainers can bring to the setting. All authors included in the edition are athletic trainers. Available to subscribers only, the JDMS is the peer-reviewed publication of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science. JDMS is indexed in MEDLINE, or articles are available on a fee-per-article basis at

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