The classical musician’s work, which comprises numerous daily hours of precise and often strenuous repetitive movements in asymmetrical postures, renders them vulnerable to musculoskeletal (MSK) injury. Despite the high physical demands of their work, musical instruction does not include education pertaining to physical wellbeing and load management. Musicians have been found to hold such beliefs as “no pain, no gain”, and to avoid physical activity in order to avoid changes that may have an impact on their agility or sensations when playing their instrument. Unlike athletes, they do not have access to healthcare teams, nor do they benefit from the guidance that athletes receive from trainers or coaches .

Chercheur principal

Jean-Sébastien Roy (Université Laval)


Isabelle Savard; François Desmeules (Université de Montréal); Marie-Ève Lamontagne (Université Laval) et Clermont Dionne (Université Laval)

Organisme subventionnaire

IRSST (Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail) et REPAR (Réseau de recherche en adaptation-réadaptation)


Programme 4.1 Partenariat en réadaptation au travail — Volet 2

Secteur de recherche

Santé et sécurité au travail


2019 - 2020

Montant accordé

40 000,00 $