Comprehensive Health Care Services
The Center for the Performing Artist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell offers specialized expertise in performing arts medicine in combination with the clinical resources and services of a world renowned academic medical center. When an individual calls the Center, a dedicated care coordinator will identify the appropriate specialist; help schedule all medical appointments, tests, and procedures; and arrange for any referrals. This is a free-of-charge service designed to ensure that you are connected with the physician that best meets your medical needs at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
- A violinist suffers head and neck tremors.
- A ballet dancer experiences extreme pain from stress fractures in her foot.
- An opera singer becomes hoarse midway through a performance.
Performing artists are particularly vulnerable to ailments and injuries due to the unique physical demands of their profession. Often, symptoms that appear to be relatively mild can be disabling and even end a career. The Center for the Performing Artist offers students and professionals comprehensive and integrated care tailored to their specific performance needs and level of performance, while also addressing overall physical and mental health and well-being.
Our multidisciplinary team brings together specialists with particular expertise and experience evaluating and treating the performing artist with access to the extensive clinical resources of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College. Care begins with an in-depth evaluation, including a detailed medical history and performance requirements, and continues with a full range of treatment options, including rehabilitation for the particular disorder or condition and referrals to relevant specialists as required. Patients may be asked to bring their instrument or tools related to their art so that our physicians can observe posture, technique, and presentation and dissect the pattern of any abnormal movements or other irregularities.