Athletic trainers are accustom to working behind the scenes. Now, more than ever, athletic trainers can be found working behind the curtain, backstage, in the studio and when the director says cut. Like athletes, performing artists are constantly pushing their limits in pursuit of excellence. Athletic trainers have been working with performing artists for more than 25 years. Performing arts athletic trainers provide specialized injury prevention and rehabilitative care to dancers, musicians and vocalists. Studies show that the on-site medical care that the certified athletic trainer can provide to performers reduces both the frequency and severity of injuries as well as reducing operating and production costs.