The role of pianism retraining in the rehabilitation from focal dystonia

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dc.contributor.author de Lisle, R en
dc.contributor.author Speedy, DB en
dc.contributor.author Thompson, John M en
dc.contributor.editor Williamon, A en
dc.contributor.editor Coimbra, D en
dc.coverage.spatial Porto, Portugal en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-15T22:30:56Z en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-15T22:31:17Z en
dc.date.issued 2007 en
dc.identifier.citation Theories, Methods and Applications in Music: International Symposium on Performance Science, Porto, Portugal, 22 Nov 2007 - 23 Nov 2007. Editors: Williamon A, Coimbra D. Theories, Methods and Applications in Music: International Symposium on Performance Science. Association Europeenne des Conservatoires, Academies de Musique et Musikhochschulen, The Netherlands. 287-292. 2007 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-90-9022484-8 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/10506 en
dc.description.abstract Focal dystonia is a debilitating movement disorder which occurs as a result of many repetitions of a specific task and typically manifests in involuntary muscle contractions. In pianists an incoordination occurs between fingers, making it impossible to play at concert level. Three pianists with focal hand dystonia participated in a retraining programme based on a biomechanically sound way of playing with minimal tension. Quality of scales and repertoire were assessed before and after pianism retraining by several rating systems, and included assessment by a listener blinded as to which hand was dystonic and whether they were assessing playing pre- or post-retraining. Scale quality improved with retraining (p<0.0001) in all three pianists, with improvement in both hands but greater in the dystonic hand. Whilst there was no change in the blinded listener being able to identify the non-dystonic hand from pre-training to post-training, they could correctly identify the dystonic hand 79% pre-retraining, but this decreased to 28% post-retraining. The test repertoire evaluation and the visual evaluation rating were shown to improve significantly by 1.0 and 1.3 points respectively (on a five point rating system), from pre-training to post-training (p<0.0001).(de Lisle, Speedy et al. 2006) en
dc.publisher Association Europeenne des Conservatoires, Academies de Musique et Musikhochschulen en
dc.relation.ispartof Theories, Methods and Applications in Music: International Symposium on Performance Science en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Theories, Methods and Applications in Music: International Symposium on Performance Science en
dc.relation.replaces http://hdl.handle.net/2292/10505 en
dc.relation.replaces 2292/10505 en
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dc.subject Focal dystonia, en
dc.subject Piano technique en
dc.subject Retraining en
dc.subject Biomechanical en
dc.title The role of pianism retraining in the rehabilitation from focal dystonia en
dc.type Conference Item en
pubs.begin-page 287 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: the author en
pubs.author-url http://www.legacyweb.rcm.ac.uk/cache/fl0020248.pdf en
pubs.end-page 292 en
pubs.finish-date 2007-11-23 en
pubs.place-of-publication The Netherlands en
pubs.publication-status Published en
pubs.start-date 2007-11-22 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Proceedings en
pubs.elements-id 72512 en
pubs.org-id Creative Arts and Industries en
pubs.org-id Music en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en


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