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Survival Guide for Performing Artists

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in the United States

(in alphabetical order by state)

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AthletePlus Physical Therapy and Sports Performance
D. Chris Cothern PT, DPT, CSCS
1906 Cambridge Rd
Springdale, Arkansas 72764


Venice Family Clinic for the Uninsured

To determine eligibility and make an appointment contact Roni Blau at the Intake Department at The Actors' Fund of America. (323) 933-9244, ext 55. Monday- Friday 9:00am- 4:30pm. Please do not contact the clinic directly.

6:30pm- 9:30pm the 3rd and 4th Wednesday of every month at the Venice Family Clinic on Rose Avenue in Venice, California.

The first date for the Performing Artists' Clinic is September 20th, 2006.


For more information about The Actors' Fund and this clinic, see the article in



Avanti Health & Fitness
Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy, Athletic Rehabilitation/Conditioning, Personal Training Health & Fitness for the Entertainment Community

Dr. Sonia Bell Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Sports Medicine Specialist (Former Ballet Dancer)

Locations: San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York



Loma Linda University Healthcare
Performing Arts Medicine Clinic

A. Robert Martin, MD
Medical Director
Occupational Health Center
Loma Linda University Health Care

909-558 6222


Performing Arts Physical Therapy
Mindy Boehnert, RPT
8704 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 300
West Hollywood CA 90069



Performing Arts Medicine Program
Glendale Aventist Med Ctr
1509 Wilson Terrace
Glendale CA 91026



Artistic Advantage
Martha Patterson, OTR
3727 West Magnolia Blvd., #710
Burbank CA 91505

Occupational Therapy & Certified Hand Therapist

818-504-9001 fax



The Permanente Medical Group, Inc.
Frank R. Wilson, M.D.
7601 Stoneridge Drive
Pleasanton CA 94588



Center for Sports Medicine
Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
900 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

(415) 353-6400 


Health Prog for Performing Artists
Dr. Peter Oswald
San Francisco Medical Ctr
401 Paramus Av. Room 369
San Francisco CA 94143



Ascesis Sports & Medical Massage
Steven Buck, CMT
190 Gough Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

(800) 658-6438

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Univ of Colorado Health Science Center
Dr. Stuart Schneck
Dept of Neurology Box B 183
4200 E. Ninth Ave
Denver CO 80262






Harmonious Bodies
Diana Rumrill, PT
Physical Therapy for Musicians
Podcast on musicians' health:


Washington Performing Arts Rehab
1900 L Street, NW Suite 740
Washington, DC 20036
Emily Jeter, OTR/L, MSPT, CHT





220 Sandysprings Circle 157 A
Atlanta GA 30328

5 chiropractors, two massage therapists, one hypnotherapist. Dr. Rick Speizer is also back stage for most of the Broadway tours at the Fox Theatre. 

404 255-9075



NEURO TOUR Physical Therapy Inc.
5408 Beau Reve Park
Atlanta, GA 30068

Specializing in the anatomy of dancers and performing artists for conditioning and rehabilitation. Offering stationary and travel therapists to performances. Three clinics in Atlanta, GA.

Therapists currently traveling with Wicked National Tour, The Lion King Tour, Troika's Movin Out and on Broadway with Disney's The Lion King.


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Medical Prog for Performing Artists
Dr. Alice Brandfonbrener
Rehab Institute of Chicago
345 E. Superior St
Chicago IL 60611



901 South Wolcott Street
Room #E144
Chicago, Illinois 60612-7341

Health in the Arts Program of the Occupational Health Care Institute of the Great Lakes Centers

A comprehensive program for diagnosing, treating and preventing injuries and illnesses that are related to work in the arts. At the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health.

(312) 996-7420


Katherine Duvall, MD, MPH
MSB E-144 
684 996-7420

David Hinkamp, MD, MPH
MSB E-144 
684 996-7420

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Performing Arts Occupational Therapy
Kelly Belinsky, MS, OTR/L
1093 Beacon Street Suite 201
Brookline, MA 02446

Specializing in the prevention and treatment of musician's injuries



Sarah Koonce, MM, LMT
1093 Beacon St. Suite 201
Brookline, MA  02446

Licensed massage therapist specializing in working with musicians.



Musical Medicine Clinic
Dr. Fred Hochberg
Mass General Hospital
1 Hawthorn Pl. Suite 103
Boston MA 02114



Performing Arts Clinic
Department of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston MA 02115

Michael E. Charness, M.D.
Department of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
1400 VFW Parkway
West Roxbury, MA 02132




617-325-2815  ph.
617-363-5592 fax


Spaulding Neigborhood Rehab Ctr.
Dr. Clay Miller
Performing Arts Med Program
410 Stuart Street
Boston MA 02116


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Jan Dommerholt, PT, MPS
Bethesda Physiocare
7830 Old Georgetown Road, 
Suite C-15
Bethesda, MD 20814-2432

301-654-0333 (fax)

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Arts Medicine Division
Wayne State Univ Heath Ctr
4201 St. Antoine, Ste 4J
Detroit MI 48201


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Instrumental Artists Hotline
Dr. Jeanine Speier
Sister Kenny Institute
800 E. 28th St
Minneapolis MN 55407


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Medical Ctr for the Performing Arts
Dr. Jerome Gilden
Jewish Hospital
216 S. Kingshighway
St. Louis MO 63110



Neurologic Restoration Center
Dr. Simon Horenstein
Bethesda Hospital
3655 Vista Ave.
St. Louis MO 63110


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Clinical Rehab Associates
Suzanne Sesnie
4505 Fair Meadow Lane Suite 104
Raleigh NC 27607



Arts Medicine Program
Dr. Patrick Kenan
Duke University Medical Ctr
Box 3017
Durham NC 27710








The Actors' Fund of America’s 
Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic 

New York City


The Clinic provides free health care to uninsured and underinsured entertainment professionals in the New York City area. The Clinic provides primary and specialty care, preventive care, health screenings and patient education. The Clinic also provides free flu shots to all entertainment professionals (at scheduled times, call for information). 

The Hirschfeld Clinic is staffed with a full-time physician and also has on-site volunteer doctors offering primary care as well as specialty care in a variety of specialties.


Dr. Jay C. Liss D.C.
330 West 58th St., Suite 406
New York, NY 10019
Enhance Dance Rehab, Network Spinal Analysis



Harkness Center for Dance Injuries
Dr. Donald Rose
Hospital for Joint Disease
301 E. 17th St.
New York NY 10003


Performing Arts Physical Therapy
Sean P. Gallagher, PT
311 West 43rd Street, Suite 405
New York City, NY 10036

212-245-PAPT (7278)
212 245-7461 fax


Rusk Inst. of Rehabilitation Med.
Dr. Matthew Lee
NY Univ. School of Medicine
400 E. 34th Street
New York NY 10016



Miller Institute for Performing Artists
Dr. Mitchell Kahn, medical director
172 Amsterdam Ave.
Second Floor, Section F
New York, NY 10023-5034

212-496-4700 phone
212-496-1701 fax

Mon - Fri, 8:30-5:30
Saturday, 9-1


Helen Hayes Hospital
Dr. Vasoma Challenor
Dept. of Rehabilitation Med
Rt. 9W
West Haverstraw NY 10993



Performing Artists Clinic
Dr. Alan Lockwood
State University of New York
50 CFS Addition
Buffalo NY 14214



Ithaca College's
School of Health Science and Human Performance
and the School of Music have been closely involved in developing many aspects of performing arts medicine.

The Health and Performance Institute for Musicians is held at Ithaca College. Musicians and health care providers from around the country attend lectures and workshops concerning the human body's function and learn about prevention of music-related injuries.


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Medical Ctr for Performing Artists
Dr. Richard Lederman
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
9500 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland OH 44195



Clinic for the Performing Arts
Dr. James Sammarco
2123 Auburn Ave.
Suite 235
Cincinnati OH 45219-2963


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Stedman's Employee Medical Center
2636 Bristol Pike
Bensalem, PA 19020

Specialty: Occupational Medicine

Services: Workers' Comp injury care and case management, physical exams, drug screens, second opinions and the like, all related to work and work safety which includes musicians, actors, artists, etc.

We do not accept private insurance, but we bill employers and Workers' Comp insurance companies

215-639-8771 fax


Arts Medicine Center
Dr. Robert Sataloff
Thomas Jefferson University
1721 Pine Street
Philadelphia PA 19103



Performing Arts Physical Therapy
at The Pennsylvania Ballet
Sean P. Gallagher, PT
1101 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147


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The Methodist Hospital Center
for Performing Arts Medicine
We have 67 physicians in 23 specialties and the support of The Methodist Hospital.



Texas Arts Medicine Center
at Personal Physician Group

Rebecca Clearman MD, CEO
5219 Caroline
Houston, TX  77004

713-524-1115 fax

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Center for Health and Harmony
Sally Galloway, NCMT, MME
7013 Backlick Court
Springfield, VA 22151

I offer massage therapy, health/life/wellness coaching, and nutritional counseling to musicians and singers. I am also a singer, so occasionally my clients also ask for voice lessons so they can learn to use their bodies as instruments much more effectively.

My office serves the Washington, DC metropolitan area and is located in Northern Virginia. Please visit my website for additional information.


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Clinic for Performing Artists
Dr. Michael Weinstein
Virginia Mason Medical Ctr.
1100 9th Av. P.O. Box 900
Seattle WA 98111

(206) 223-6600





Bonnie J. Weigert, MD
Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
University of Wisconsin Rehabilitation Clinic
6630 University Ave.
Middleton, WI 53562

608-263-8640 (secretary)
608-263-6542 (appointment nurse)





Sadhana Nayak, MS [Otolaryngology], DORL
Vocal Arts Medicine Specialist & Voice Performance Consultant
The Voice Clinic
Center for Voice & Performance Empowerment
Laxmi Terrace, Ranade Road, Shivaji Park,
Dadar West, Mumbai 400028,
web site:

+91-981 975 2312
+91-22-2444 8978

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