Bridget Rennie-Salonen

Bridget Rennie-Salonen
Stellenbosch University | SUN · Department of Music

PhD BA PGDipMus LRSM LBME
www.bridgetrs.com

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Introduction
Flautist Bridget Rennie-Salonen is a sought-after performer, pedagogue, researcher, and musicians’ health practitioner. Interested in integrating optimal artistic performance with wellbeing and health promotion, her current research includes musicians’ health education and health literacy; somatics; sensorimotor retraining; and performance psychology. Bridget is a Postdoctoral Fellow and Part-time Senior Lecturer at Stellenbosch University, and chair of the SA Performing Arts Health Association.

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Publications (8)
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High prevalence of musicians’ physical and mental performance-related health issues (PRHI) has been demonstrated over the last 30 years. To address this, health promotion strategies have been implemented at some post-secondary music institutions around the world, yet the high prevalence of PRHI has persisted. In 2018, an international group of rese...
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The most frequently occurring performance-related health problems in musicians are musculoskeletal. Research on the performance-related health aspects of double bass playing, particularly musculoskeletal symptoms (MSS), is limited. Therefore, this literature synthesis aims to consolidate the existing research on the MSS experienced by double bassis...
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Many musicians experience performance-related health problems (PRHPs), most of which are preventable. Music educators play a primary role in the prevention of PRHPs in the music classroom. Stress velopharyngeal insufficiency (SVPI) in wind musicians is a condition affecting soft palate closure, causing air to escape through the nose while blowing t...
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This article presents an overview of the field of musicians’ health, aiming to provide insight into its benefits and importance, and provide suggestions for South African (SA) music teachers on optimal performance and injury prevention strategies. The field of musicians’ occupational health falls within performing arts medicine (PAM), also known as...
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Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To address the need for accessible health education and improved health literacy for musicians throughout their lifespan. METHODS: Formation of a multicultural, international, and interdisciplinary collaborative research team, funded by the Worldwide Universities Network. The goal is to design a multi-strand research program...
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The high prevalence of performance-related health problems (PRHPs) among musicians of diverse genres and cultures is well-documented, with lifetime prevalence rates showing that roughly 75% of musicians are affected, including tertiary and pretertiary student musicians, professionals and amateurs. Despite the well-established and multiple benefits...
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The high statistics of musicians’ performance-related pain and injury are well documented. Research shows that tertiary level musicians’ occupational health education is imperative, and internationally more and more institutions are proactively incorporating innovative preventative educational programmes as part of their coursework. However, there...

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This project aims to consolidate and develop a national Performing Arts Health network led by Stellenbosch University and the University of Pretoria for interdisciplinary scholarly activity in the field of performing arts health in South Africa. The project will help to boost interdisciplinary research and interaction between professionals and researchers in the health sciences, sports sciences, and the performing arts (music, drama, and dance). We plan to build a network with capacity for quality innovative research in the field, including graduate supervision, national and international collaboration, curriculum development, industry partnerships, and clinical services. The unique African perspective will expand and add to the large body of existing international research in the field.
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This project aims to build a global research network to address both health education mobility and health literacy for musicians world-wide. https://wun.ac.uk/wun/research/view/health-education-literacy-and-mobility-for-musicians-a-global-approach
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This project aims to build a global research network to address both health education mobility and health literacy for musicians world-wide. https://wun.ac.uk/wun/research/view/84