Performing artists have many unique medical risks, expectations and needs which MPPA addresses by prescribing individualized treatment and rehabilitation programs. MPPA is uniquely situated in a world-renowned rehabilitation facility that is an integral part of an outstanding medical center. Each of the participating specialists in MPPA has made a commitment to serve the medical needs of performing artists. A personalized program may include:
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Feldenkrais Technique
- Psychological services
- Referral to a physician specialist for:
- Neurological problems
- Hand injuries
- Orthopaedic injuries including shoulders, hips, knees, ankles and feet
- Dental issues
- Hearing evaluations
- Vocal cord dysfunction/voice care
Because our treatment team is committed to preventing re-injury, we educate our patients about posture and body mechanics. This education enables our patients to take active roles in their therapies and make adjustments in their behaviors to protect themselves from re-injury.
If a performer requires diagnosis, a physician will evaluate the condition and coordinate a plan of care. Other members of the treatment team may include physical therapists, occupational therapists,speech-language pathologists, and psychologists.