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Rehabilitation for Performing Artists Physical therapist, Amanda Greene, working with a patient who has her leg propped up as she sits on a table.

The Johns Hopkins performing arts rehabilitation program aims to evaluate, treat and educate performing artists such as dancers, singers, figure skaters and musicians. Our goal is to help you express your very best in your form of art, whether it’s a hobby or a profession.

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Our Performing Arts Rehabilitation Services

  • You can rely on us for one-on-one professional evaluations, screenings and functional assessments. Our experienced therapists can make recommendations on improving technique or returning to performance after an injury. We also provide art-specific evaluations, such as pre-Pointe screenings and analysis of skating elements.

    Pre-Pointe Screens

    We can help assess your readiness to start pointe in your dance classes. Our clinicians evaluate and assess ankle range of motion/strength, balance, lower extremity alignment and core strength specific to the technique required for ballet. We can provide recommendations for beginning pointe work and exercises to help the dancer prepare for pointe work.

  • Our therapists are familiar with the most common injuries in your field of art. Our team can provide personalized education and training to help you remain injury-free. If your performing arts institution is interested in hosting an injury prevention workshop for a larger group, we are happy to accommodate this request.

  • Do you need help returning to art or competition after an injury? Our therapists can help with a personalized rehabilitation program. We use Pilates-based rehabilitation and other innovative techniques and equipment to help you do your best without being limited by pain.

Please check with your health insurance provider to verify coverage for specific services.

Conditions We Treat


Performing Arts Rehabilitation: Why Choose Johns Hopkins

  • Our physical, occupational and speech-language therapists are specially trained and experienced in working with dancers, musicians, gymnasts, figure skaters, vocalists and other performers.
  • Recovery after injuries, injury prevention and performance improvement through proper posture and positioning are some of the ways our team can help you.
  • We have a former Olympic figure skater and other former professional performers on staff for technique consultation.
  • Our team has worked with and treated students from Towson University, Baltimore School for the Arts, Goucher College, Peabody Institute and other performing arts institutions across the country.
  • Performers of all ages and experiences, from preteens to artists in their 70s and beyond, are welcome in our program.

    Our Performing Arts Rehabilitation Team

    Our team consists of physical and occupational therapists, many of whom are also current or former performing artists. We have former ballet dancers, competitive figure skaters and musicians who speak your “language” and are familiar with your field of art. They work closely with your referring physician, coach or teacher, and other health care providers to coordinate your treatment.

    • Julie Bage | Physical Therapist

      Certifications: Board-Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist, C1 Schroth Certification
      Expertise: orthopedics, scoliosis, performing arts
      Location: Lutherville
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    • Serap Bastepe-Gray | Occupational Therapist

      Expertise: performing arts - musician, hand therapy, orthopedics - upper extremity
      Location: Peabody and Baltimore
      headshot of Serap Bastepe-Gray
    • Kathleen Criss | Physical Therapist

      Certifications: Athletic Training Certified
      Expertise: orthopedics, sports rehabilitation, performing arts
      Location: Lutherville
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    • Monique Deluca | Physical Therapist

      Certifications: Board-Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist
      Expertise: orthopedics, performing arts
      Location: Columbia
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    • Amanda Greene | Physical Therapist, Clinical Specialist

      Certifications: Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, Board-Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist
      Expertise: breast cancer, orthopedics, performing arts - dancer/musician
      Location: Lutherville
      headshot of Amanda Greene
    • Andrew Kunin | Physical Therapist

      Certifications: Board-Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist, Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
      Expertise: orthopedics, performing arts - musician, sports rehabilitation
      Location: Columbia
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    • Andrea Lasner | Physical Therapist, Clinical Resource Analyst, JHH Performing Arts Physical Therapy Fellowship Director

      Certifications: National Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT)
      Expertise: orthopedics, performing arts - dancer/figure skater/musician
      Location: Lutherville and Peabody
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    • David Mueller | Physical Therapist

      Certifications: Board-Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist, Certified Comprehensive Pilates Instructor (Balanced Body)
      Expertise: orthopedics, performing arts - dancer/figure skater/musician
      Location: Timonium and Peabody
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    • Alex Parra | Physical Therapist

      Certifications: Board-Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist
      Expertise: congenital limb deficits, developmental delay, pediatric connective tissue disorders, pediatric dance injuries, toe walking, torticollis and plagiocephaly
      Location: Lutherville
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    • Leigh Roberts | Physical Therapist

      Certifications: Board-Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist, Polestar Certified Rehabilitation Pilates Practitioner
      Expertise: orthopedics, performing arts
      Location: Odenton and Peabody
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    Watch a series of recordings featuring Johns Hopkins experts as they discuss the effects of COVID-19 on the physical and mental health and overall well-being of athletes and performing artists.

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