Effect of Finger and Hand Exercises among Amateur Pianist
Keywords:Amateur Piano player, harmful playing techniques, finger and hand pain,
BACKGROUND: Now days the number of students studying piano in tertiary institution is being increasing.
The piano player is similar to athletic activity to play the notes accurately. Posture plays a vital role in
piano. Musicians are prone to injuries due to the nature of musical practice, inappropriate body postures and
potentially harmful playing techniques. Majority of amateur players are prone to injuries .Amateur piano
player experience pain in hands and fingers. The main objective of the study was to strengthen the finger
and hand muscles to reduce the level of pain. Methodology: Quasi Experimental study and convenient
sampling.20 amateur piano players, were selected according to inclusion and exclusion criteria. Pre test was
done to the participants using VAS score, hand grip dynamometer and cornell musculoskeletal discomfort
questionnaire. Finger and hand Exercise were given to the participants for 4 weeks . After 4 weeks of study
to analyze their level of pain, a hand held cornell musculoskeletal discomfort questionnaire, VAS score
and hand grip dynamometer were used to find the effect of finger and hand exercise exercise. Outcome
Measure: CORNELL MUSCULOSKELETAL DISCOMFORT QUESTIONNIARE, VAS SCORE,HAND
GRIP DYNAMOMETER Result & Conclusion: The study concludes that there was significant reduction
in the level of pain and also the hand grip was significantly improved
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