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Treatments for Musicians and Performers
As a musician or a performer, your mind, body and spirit must function as one.
Through frequent practice and repetitive motions, you run the risk of overuse injuries. You may find a medical problem impairs your ability to perform to your fullest potential. Promptly seeking care can mean a shorter recovery time and fewer long-term effects of an illness or injury.
Starting in the fall of 2017, Johns Hopkins Center for Music & Medicine offers you a multidisciplinary team of Johns Hopkins experts, working with the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, to deliver specialized care specifically for musicians and performers.
Why Musicians and Performers Choose Johns Hopkins
- Unmatched Expertise: The Center for Music & Medicine is a joint effort between two world-class institutions: Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Peabody Institute.
- Dual Perspectives: Pairing an understanding of musicians’ unique needs with expert health care provides a unique experience that offers you the best of both disciplines.
- Dedication to Improving Life: The Peabody Institute, a key partner of the Center for Music & Medicine, includes a community of artists, teachers and scholars who are dedicated to uplifting the quality of human life through the arts. Caring for musicians and ensuring their ability to perform is essential to this mission.
Conditions We Treat for Musicians
Performing Arts Rehabilitation Program
Recovery after injuries, injury prevention and performance improvement through proper posture and positioning are some of the ways this program supports performing artists.
Learn more about the performing arts rehabilitation program.
Caring for Performing Artists at the Peabody Institute
The Performing Arts Rehabilitation Program offers a clinic for performing artists at Peabody. It aims to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for performance-related injuries and conditions to Peabody students.
Center for Music and Medicine in the News
- "He was the ‘Golden Throat’ of Cox Radio. Until the day he woke up and couldn’t speak." The Washington Post (12/18/17)
- "Music and Medicine: Finding Harmony," Johns Hopkins University (10/17/2017)
- "Second Annual Legacy Society Luncheon strikes a chord," Johns Hopkins University (10/17/2017)
- "Advances Help Musicians with Repetitive Stress Injuries Continue to Play," Baltimore Sun (9/27/2017)
- “A Noteworthy Endeavor,” Hopkins Medicine Magazine (Spring/Summer 2017)
- “Johns Hopkins Partners with Peabody Institute to Increase Patient Engagement Through Music,” FierceHealthcare (05/30/2017)
- "Emerging Hopkins Center Harmonizing Music and Medicine," Baltimore Sun (05/26/2017)
- “Studying Music as the Prescription,” Johns Hopkins Magazine (Fall 2016)