Performing arts medicine

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Performing Arts Medicine treats the medical issues of all performing artists: musicians, singers, actors and dancers.
The field of performing art medicine is relatively new and was developed during the 1980’s. Alan participated in a special training program in the field of performing art medicine in the United States

There are great similarities between musicians and athletes. Both activities require strenuous mental and physical capability, and the physical activity is especially demanding since it requires strength, agility and coordination. Athletes however, are more aware of the importance of physical therapy. Musicians and other performers are not always aware of the physical hardships that accompany their profession.

Alan Wallis has specialized for over two decades in physical therapy especially suited to performing artists.

Dancers suffer from problems in their lower limbs’ singers suffer from vocal cord ailments and from tension in their neck and shoulders. Musicians have medical problems unique to the instruments they play.

The unique medical service which the clinic provides includes a comprehensive screening composed of a thorough medical questionnaire and the activity patterns of each artist. Following the screening process, professional consultation is offered to the patient in order to prevent future physical injuries, or to provide treatment and rehabilitation if necessary, that the patient will have a safe and gradual return to performing activity.

The center holds lectures, seminars and workshops for teachers and students, in cooperation with leading music and dance professionals.

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