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Performing Arts Medicine for Music

 Ohio State Performing Arts Medicine


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Since 2005, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Sports Medicine Performing Arts Medicine team has collaborated with numerous performing art groups to address the unique needs of the performing artist. Our performing arts medicine staff includes physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, nutritionists and psychologists. As a team, we work closely with the dancer, parents, artistic faculty, and staff to create an environment of health and wellness for the students.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the many resources below, including the injury check sessions available in Weigel Hall.

Performing Arts Medicine Services in the School of Music for 2023–2024

The Performing Arts Medicine (PAM) clinic for instrumentalists and singers is open and free to all School of Music students, faculty and staff. Visit for injury checks, body work and consultation. Please note that this is not an illness clinic.

Wellness Clinic in the School of Music — Weigel Hall, room 106

Every other Wednesday from 911 a.m.

Feb. 7  •  Feb. 21  •  March 6  •  March 20  •  April 3  •  April 17


  1. Visit osupam.setmore.com
  2. Click on School of Music
  3. Select an appointment time

Note that first-time users will need to create a new profile. Create profile will appear once you select a date and time, or click "Log in" in the upper right corner. 

This service is private, and only you will see your appointment time. Once appointment times are filled, they will no longer be available for sign-up. If you are having difficulty finding an appointment time that works for you, please stop by 106 Weigel Hall. We will work to get you in for an appointment.

Please be respectful of others' time. If you cannot make your appointment, please email us or cancel your appointment (through your confirmation email) so that others can use the time if needed.

Manipulative Services

For alignment assessments and adjustments, the Performing Arts Medicine team recommends utilizing their Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), specifically Dr. Michael Jonesco and Dr. Larry Nolan. Both practice at the Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute.

Additional services at other locations

Injury Checks in the RPAC Sports Medicine Suite (B80)

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Orthopedic Walk-in Clinic at Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute

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  • Walk in: Monday-Friday  8 a.m.–2 p.m. 
  • Location
  • CABS lines: Buckeye Village and Med Center Express
  • 614-293-2385
  • Website


Principles of Music Wellness

Chart with images of several possible musician wellness needs such as posture correction, proper hydration, etc.

What are some of the wellness needs experienced by musicians? View this PowerPoint presentation [pdf] for helpful information.


  • Provide effective and comprehensive injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Promote optimal levels of conditioning and overall health.
  • Educate musician population in self-care strategies.
  • Support healthy psychosocial and nutritional lifestyles.


Fundamentals for our Music Wellness Program

  • Education for the musician including anatomy and kinesiology, movement dysfunction unique to musicians, common injuries and self-care strategies, common faults in biomechanics and posture, strategies to improve alignment, cross training, stress management, nutrition, and psychosocial issues.
  • Medical services/rehabilitation and appropriate referral sources sensitive to the needs of the musician with guidance on participation and career longevity.
  • Access to educational information, resources, research initiatives and inter-collegiate collaboration efforts.
  • Education on current events in performing arts medicine that affects the musician’s health and well-being.

Wellness Links and Resources

Comprehensive Guide [pdf] with helpful links to academic, financial, health and other wellness resources.

Student Wellness Center 

The Student Wellness Center empowers students to strive for balance and wellness. Wellness is an active and ongoing process that allows individuals and the broader community to reach their full potential. Search a broad range of services. 

Health and Wellness Resource Guide

A search engine to help you quickly search for the resource best fit for your need. Browse many health and wellness-related resources listed alphabetically below or use the search feature by selecting the specific criteria within the 10 Dimensions of Wellness; audience type; campus location; or by specific categories such as Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion or Emergency Response. While this guide is specifically designed to identify student services, many services on our campus are open to community members or have educational tools designed to assist Faculty and Staff in supporting the students with which they engage - at this time we do not have community or employee support services listed.

This guide is an educational tool designed to connect individuals to support resources; it is not a crisis response tool. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger to themselves or others, call 911 or head to the nearest emergency room.

Buckeye Paws 

Buckeye Paws was initiated in March 2020, with the mission of supporting the mental and emotional health of staff at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center through highly trained, certified therapy dog-handler teams.

Suicide Prevention Program

A comprehensive website with resources for prevention, education and training, outreach and events, crisis help and hotlines, resources for parents and more

Ear, Nose and Throat / Allergy / Audiology / Cough Clinic

The ear, nose and throat experts at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center are among the best in the nation, offering safe, trusted care for a range of ENT conditions

Counseling and Consultation Service

CCS provides individual and group mental health services, psychoeducational prevention and outreach programming.