Ed and Doctor Barron discuss Miguel Andjuar’s season-ending injury.
Dr. Alton Barron discusses the importance of creativity, how it influences your health, and how you can resurrect creativity after it has been stamped out.
- The scientific link between creativity and health
- Why boredom is good for creativity
- The role of clutter in creativity
First, Dr. Alton Barron, MD. Alton is a board-certified orthopedic shoulder, elbow and hand surgeon specializing in complex upper limb problems including a whole bunch of things I don’t understand (severe arthritis requiring shoulder and elbow arthroplasty, nonunions and malunions of fractures, severe nerve injuries requiring microsurgery and tendon transfers, contact sports and throwing injuries). He is the founder of the Musician Treatment Foundation, a nonprofit providing medical and surgical care for under- and uninsured musical professionals (specifically with the shoulder, elbow, or hand problems). He is also the co-author of The Creativity Cure.
AUSTIN, Tx — Austin is dubbed the Live Music Capital of the World. For some, it’s hard to make it a living at it, especially if you…say….break an arm. CBS Austin anchor, Allison Miller, introduces us to the nonprofit, Musician Treatment Foundation, making a difference, keeping artists playing without skipping a beat.
Finding a creative outlet can ease the difficulty of daily living. Creativity can lift mood, aiding with depression and anxiety.
Creativity is a physical and psychological action. Cooking, gardening and knitting are wonderful ways to implement creativity in your regular life. Insights arise while your mind has freedom during creative periods.
If you work in an oppressive or mundane situation, it’s a challenge to feel creative. Work to make peace with the mundane and engage in your work in the present. Allow yourself times for meditation and mindfulness. Take advantage your work being the means to the creative end that you pursue outside of the workplace. Make a genuine human connection with someone at work to make the days easier to bear.
Listen as Dr. Carrie Barron and Dr. Alton Barron join Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss how to improve your resilience through creativity.
Austin is home to pioneering nonprofits, such as HAAM and SIMS, that serve the health needs of the music community. Add another: The Musician Treatment Foundation, which aims to heal vulnerable shoulders, elbows and hands, and kicks off with an Elvis Costello benefit concert Oct. 22 at the Paramount Theatre.
Alton Barron, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at ATX Orthopedics in Austin, Texas.
Dr. Barron previously held academic teaching positions at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, both in New York City.
My operating room may be unique in that we always play music and the patient gets to choose the playlist if they want. There is something positive about the patient’s individual imprint on the process. But for me, that process begins with the initial office conversation. I learn as much as I can about who someone is and what matters to them as well as their medical concerns.
In light of what is going on in the world right now, Austin hand surgeon Dr. Alton Barron has been holding a weekly “Musician Monday” livestream with the goal to offer musicians a virtual avenue to ask health-related questions that they may normally ask a doctor in-person. This blog serves as a recap of the […]
Some conditions and injuries become more common as you age. As an experienced Austin shoulder surgeon, I’ve seen many varieties of shoulder injuries, but some are more common than others for people over 50. If you’ve ever hurt your shoulder, you know how frustrating the experience can be, and how the best course of action […]
Shoulder pain is both limiting and frustrating. It can prevent you from doing all the things you love and even make you fear physical activity and the pain that will inevitably come with it. If you’ve been living with shoulder pain, or have just been feeling discomfort from time-to-time, it’s likely time to see a […]
As an experiencing hand surgeon, I’ve seen quite a variety of hand conditions and injuries but some occur more often than others! If you’ve ever had a hand injury, you know how frustrating and limiting it can be – but if you’ve recently suffered an injury, call the ATX hand surgeon and get started on […]
Nearly everyone has experienced some form of hand pain in their lifetime – whether that be from a sports injury, an accident in the kitchen, or from contorting your fingers into an unnatural position to tighten a hard-to-get-to bolt. With hand pain being so common, it’s important to know when to let it subside on […]
In many cases, a little ibuprofen and rest can go a long way in healing an injury or ailment. Minor issues often subside on their own, and we’d rather not sacrifice time or money on a trip to see an Austin orthopedic surgeon, so we tough it out for a couple of days and hope […]