Clinic for Performing Artists

The Clinic for Performing Artists at Virginia Mason in Seattle provides evaluation and treatment for the special problems of performing artists. Professionals, students and amateur artists experiencing performance difficulties because of musculoskeletal, neurologic, orthopedic, vocal, podiatric or psychological problems are welcome.

Our staff is composed of professionals in physical medicine and rehabilitation (including physical, occupational and speech therapy), sports medicine, orthopedic surgery, psychology, otolaryngology, podiatric medicine and neurology.

The practitioners have expertise in working with musicians, dancers, singers, actors, conductors and other artists. They work as a team to provide the best possible care and can draw on the expertise of the entire Virginia Mason staff, if needed.

The program emphasizes:

  • commitment to quality
  • specialized care
  • injury prevention
  • maximizing function
  • improvement of performance

For voice care (singers, actors, speakers), call (206) 223-6374 to schedule with Jaime Chang, MD, or Alison Hirst, MS, CCC-SLP, speech-language pathologist.

For musicians experiencing musculoskeletal pain, call (206) 223-6746 to schedule with Johannes Van Buuren, PT, DPT, physical therapist.

For dancers experiencing musculoskeletal pain, call (206) 341-3000 to schedule with Meta Chessin, MPT, physical therapist.