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Patrice Berque was a professional hornplayer. He trained with Professor Ifor James in Freiburg, Germany. He subsequently obtained a post with "Orchestre National de Bordeaux Aquitaine", France. He also freelanced with "Symphonisches Orchester Berlin", and "Orchestre de la Suisse Romande", Geneva.

His musical career was curtailed by focal dystonia of the embouchure muscles, and he retrained as a chartered physiotherapist in Scotland. He now works in one of the Glasgow NHS hospitals as a specialist neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapist. His clinical interest lies in the field of Performing Arts Medicine, and he completed a Postgraduate Diploma with the French Association in Arts Medicine (Médecine des Arts).

He has completed several postgraduate courses in the musculoskeletal field: Society of Orthopaedic Medicine, Acupuncture, Manual Therapy. He finished his Masters Degree Programme (MSc) in 2013, MSc Manual Therapy, obtained with distinction. This MSc is run jointly by Glasgow Caledonian University and the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP).

He runs clinics in Glasgow for the management of playing-related musculoskeletal disorders affecting performing artists. He also offers treatment and rehabilitation for task-specific dystonia affecting musicians, also called musician's dystonia. The Clinic has been developed in collaboration with the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) and the Musicians Union Scotland (MU).

He is involved in research in the field of Performing Arts Medicine, and had publications in "Medical Problems of Performing Artists" (USA), "Médecine des Arts" (France), "Physiotherapy" (UK), "Manual Therapy" (UK), "Neurology" (USA). He also presented his work at several international conferences in the UK, Canada, and the USA.

Patrice is also a Senior Physiotherapist with more than 10 years experience in one of major NHS hospitals in Glasgow.


Qualifications

  • Masters Degree (MSc) with Distinction in 2013: MSc Manual Therapy.
  • Member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) in 2011.
  • Member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered
    Physiotherapists (AACP) in 2003.
  • Member of the Directory of Practitioners for the British
    Association for Performing Arts Medicine, London (BAPAM).
  • Member of the Performing Arts Medicine Association, USA (PAMA).
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Medicine obtained in 2003 - Postgraduate Course organised by Médecine des Arts - France.
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) since 2001.
  • Member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) since 2001.
  • BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy in 2001 at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Publications

  • Berque P, Gray H, McFadyen A (2016) Playing-Related Musculoskeletal Problems Among Professional Orchestra Musicians in Scotland - A Prevalence Study Using a Validated Instrument, The Musculoskeletal Pain Intensity and Interference Questionnaire for Musicians (MPIIQM). Medical Problems of Performing Artists. Vol. 31(2):78-86. (Link to Journal).

  • Berque P, Gray H, McFadyen A (2014) Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Musculoskeletal Pain Intensity and Interference Questionnaire for Professional Orchestra Musicians. Manual Therapy. Vol.19(6): 575-588.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.math.2014.05.015 (Link to Article).

  • Peterson DA, Berque P, Jabusch HC, Altenmüller E, Frucht S (2013) Rating Scales for Musician's Dystonia - The State of the Art. Neurology. Vol.81(6): 589-598 (Link to Journal).

  • Berque P, Gray H, McFadyen A (2013) A Combination of Constraint-induced Therapy and Motor Control Retraining in the Treatment of Focal Hand Dystonia in Musicians - A Long-term Follow-up Study. Medical Problems of Performing Artists. Vol.28(1): 33-46 (Journal Article - PDF 1.6MB). Reproduced with kind permision of the publishers "Science and Medicine" (USA).

  • Berque P, Gray H, McFadyen A (2012) Constraint-Induced Therapy and Motor Control Retraining in the Treatment of Musicians' Focal Hand Dystonia: Long-term Follow-up. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. Vol.42(10): A77-A78. doi:10.2519/jospt.2012.0302. IFOMPT 2012 Supplement (PDF - 4MB).

  • Berque P, Gray H, Harkness C, McFadyen A (2010) A Combination of Constraint-induced Therapy and Motor Control Retraining in the Treatment of Focal Hand Dystonia in Musicians. Medical Problems of Performing Artists. Vol.25: 149-161 (Journal Article - PDF 1MB) - Reproduced with kind permision of the publishers "Science and Medicine" (USA).

  • Berque P (2010) Physiotherapy and Dystonia - Hitting the Right Note.
    Dystoniamatters! The Dystonia Society. Issue 70 - Winter 2010: 15-16.
    Dystoniamatters! - Issue 70, Winter 2010 (PDF - 3MB).

  • Berque P, Gray H, Harkness C, McFadyen A (2009) A Combination of Constraint-Induced Therapy and Motor Control Retraining in the Treatment of Focal Hand Dystonia in Musicians - Case Studies of a Guitarist and Flautist. Manual Therapy. Vol.14 (Supplement 1): S18-S19. Conference Abstract (PDF - 100KB).
  • Berque P, Gray H (2003) Influence de la douleur cou-epaule sur l’activite du muscle trapeze superieur chez des violonistes et altistes professionnels: une etude EMG. Medecine des Arts. Vol.43: 8-15.

  • Berque P (2003) Influence of Neck-Shoulder Pain on Trapezius Muscle Activity among Professional Violin and Viola Players. Physiotherapy.
    Vol. 89: 126.

  • Berque P, Gray H (2002) The Influence of Neck-Shoulder Pain on Trapezius Muscle Activity among Professional Violin and Viola Players: An Electromyographic Study. Medical Problems of Performing Artists. Vol.17: 68-75.
    Journal Article (PDF - 160KB) -
    Study on musculoskeletal pain carried out with musicians from Scottish Opera in 2002. Reproduced with kind permision of the publishers "Science and Medicine" (USA).

Conference Papers

  • Berque P, Gray H, McFadyen A (2016) Playing-Related Musculoskeletal Problems Among Professional Orchestra Musicians in Scotland - A Prevalence Study Using a Validated Instrument, The Musculoskeletal Pain Intensity and Interference Questionnaire for Musicians (MPIIQM). IFOMPT 2016 - World Congress of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, July 2016 (Poster - PDF - 2.3MB)(poster).

  • Berque P, Gray H, McFadyen A (2015) Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Musculoskeletal Pain Intensity and Interference Questionnaire for Professional Orchestra Musicians. 33rd Annual Symposium on Medical Problems of Performing Artists, Snowmass, Colorado, USA, July 2015 (platform).

  • Berque P, Gray H, McFadyen A (2014) Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Musculoskeletal Pain Intensity and Interference Questionnaire for Professional Orchestra Musicians. Physiotherapy UK 2014 - CSP Conference, Birmingham, UK, October 2014 (platform).

  • Berque P, Gray H, McFadyen A (2014) Development and Psychometric Evaluation of a Self-report Instrument to Measure Musculoskeletal Pain in Professional Orchestra Musicians in Scotland. Physio First Conference, Nottingham, UK, April 2014 (Poster - PDF - 1.2MB) (poster).

  • Berque P, Gray H, McFadyen A (2013) A Combination of Constraint-Induced Therapy and Motor Control Retraining in the Treatment of Focal Hand Dystonia in Musicians - A Long-term Follow-up Study. Musicians' Health and Performance First Nordic Conference, Pitea, Sweden, June 2013 (poster).

  • Berque P, Gray H, McFadyen A (2012) A Combination of Constraint-Induced Therapy and Motor Control Retraining in the Treatment of Focal Hand Dystonia in Musicians - A Long-term Follow-up Study. IFOMPT 2012 - World Congress of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, October 2012. IFOMPT 2012 Supplement (PDF - 4MB) (platform).

  • Berque P, Gray H, McFadyen A (2012) A Combination of Constraint-Induced Therapy and Motor Control Retraining in the Treatment of Focal Hand Dystonia in Musicians - A Long-term Follow-up Study. Physiotherapy UK 2012 - CSP Conference, Liverpool, UK, October 2012 (poster - PDF - 1MB) (poster).

  • Berque P, Gray H, McFadyen A (2012) A Combination of Constraint-Induced Therapy and Motor Control Retraining in the Treatment of Focal Hand Dystonia in Musicians - A Long-term Follow-up Study. 30th Annual Symposium on Medical Problems of Performing Artists, Snowmass, Colorado, USA, July 2012 (Download Brochure)(platform).

  • Berque P, Gray H, Harkness C, McFadyen A (2010) A Combination of Constraint-Induced Therapy and Motor Control Retraining in the Treatment of Focal Hand Dystonia in Musicians. 28th Annual Symposium on Medical Problems of Performing Artists, Snowmass, Colorado, USA, July 2010 Conference Abstract (PDF - 40KB) (platform).

  • Berque P, Gray H, Harkness C, McFadyen A (2009) A Combination of Constraint-Induced Therapy and Motor Control Retraining in the Treatment of Focal Hand Dystonia in Musicians - Case Studies of a Guitarist and Flautist. 3rd International Conference on Movement Dysfunction, Edinburgh ICC, UK. Conference Abstract (PDF - 100KB) (platform).

  • Berque P, Gray H (2003) The Influence of Neck-Shoulder Pain on Trapezius Muscle Activity among Professional Violin & Viola Players: an Electromyographic Study. 10th European Congress on Musician’s Medicine, Helsinki, Finland (platform).

  • Berque P, Gray H (2002) The Influence of Neck-Shoulder Pain on Trapezius Muscle Activity among Professional Violin & Viola Players: an Electromyographic Study. CSP Congress, Birmingham ICC, UK (poster).

  • Berque P, Gray H (2001) The Influence of Neck-Shoulder Pain on Trapezius Muscle Activity among Professional Violin & Viola Players: an Electromyographic Study. British Performing Arts Medicine Trust International Conference, Glasgow, UK (platform).

Awards

  • Susanne Klein-Vogelbach Special Award 2011, awarded for:
    Berque P, Gray H, Harkness C, McFadyen A (2010) A Combination of Constraint-induced Therapy and Motor Control Retraining in the Treatment of Focal Hand Dystonia in Musicians. Medical Problems of Performing Artists. Vol.25: 149-161 (Journal Article - PDF - 1MB).
    The prize is awarded to researchers in neuroscience, orthopaedics, anatomy, whose work is oriented to a better understanding of the underlying principles of human movement and its rehabilitation, with the Special Award being granted to excellent papers from the field of physiotherapy. Click here to see the News entry on BAPAM's website.

Press Cuttings

  • CSP - Frontline (2017) "Rehabilitation for Musicians". Frontline Magazine,The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Vol.23(15). September 2017. Patrice was interviewed for this article. Click here for the online version, or download the PDF.

  • BAPAM (2012) Patrice Berque wins Movement Research Award. Click here to see the News entry on BAPAM's website.

  • Wright J (2010) Treating Musicians: "When Practice is a Pain". Frontline Magazine,The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Vol.16(8): 24-27. This article gives an insight on my work with musicians.
  • Graham J (2009) Suffering for their Art: Focal Hand Dystonia. Piping Today. Vol.43: 22-24.

  • Hickling F (2007) Pain Stopped Play. The Guardian. Friday 9 March 2007. Online Article - The Guardian.

 

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