I think I have mentioned in other threads that I have recently recovered from a repetetive stress injury of the median nerve in my left hand/arm/shoulder. Luckily I caught it early, but I still took a significant amount of time off from playing/practicing, and it derailed my ability to audition for grad schools for the fall as well as set my senior recital back quite a bit. I recently attended a seminar by Janet Horvath, Assistant Principal Cellist in the MN Orchestra and author of Playing Less Hurt. She mentioned how slow the orchestral world of performance and education was to recognize the dangers and reality of musician's injuries. She even said that many professional orchestras today are in denial about the realities musicians face when it comes to repetetive stress. I put this in the Technique section because apparently one of the prevailing thoughts about musicians who get injured is that they have poor technique, and that is why they injure themselves. Does anyone have any accounts of discrimination due to injuries or performers getting a bad reputation because they have been injured? I would think this would be an issue that should be out in the open for professionals and students, just like sports injuries to professional athletes. Any opinions?