Award Date


Degree Type

Doctoral Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)


Physical Therapy

First Committee Member

Catherine Turner

Second Committee Member

Daniel Young

Third Committee Member

Merrill Landers

Number of Pages



In past years, University of Nevada, Las Vegas physical therapy students (UNLVPT) have provided UNLV dance students with screening clinics, injury evaluations, and treatment sessions to help address their need for direct and specialized services. Through this project, UNLVPT has worked to help reduce injury risk in dancers and provided treatment and rehabilitation for injuries that have occurred. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our group was unable to treat dancers in person over the course of the 2020-2021 school year. In response to these limitations, we worked to reformat our screening process to make it practical in a virtual setting. Part I of this paper discusses the rationale behind providing this clinic, and our successes and challenges faced with managing the clinic.

In addition to the virtual screenings, we were asked to help set up the College of Fine Arts Clinic for Health and Injury Prevention (CFA-CHIP). This clinic is a more permanent solution for providing care to all performing art students in the College of Fine Arts (CFA) at UNLV. Through this process, we also worked to develop a screening protocol for musicians based on injury risk factors and common injuries seen in musicians. Part II of this paper will discuss the need for injury prevention and risk factors for musicians, as well as propose a generalized screening protocol for all musicians to be used at the CFA-CHIP.


Physical therapy; Performing arts; Accidents; Personal injuries; Dance; Musicians


Fine Arts | Physical Therapy

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593 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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