Dancer at the World Performing Arts Festival 2006
Photo © Waheed Khalid
Street entertainer (identity unknown).
Photo © Juliet
The conductor Jesko in performance.
Photo © Jana Hettler
Singer Tina Marsh in performance.
Photo © Michael Fuentes
Yumiko Fukuda dancing at the Prix de Lausanne international competition for young dancers.
Photo © Thierry Jayet
To arrange an appointment call 020 7404 8444
9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
We run free Performing Arts Medicine clinics for full or part time professional and student performing artists and production crew in Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Portsmouth.
BAPAM can advise actors, dancers, musicians, stage crew, and other performing artists about problems including:
- pain affecting hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, back. 'RSI', overuse injuries in musicians, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, dance injuries, muscular tension, hypermobility, musculoskeletal problems caused by poor performance technique or posture
- voice loss or strain in singers and other professional voice users, hearing problems, tinnitus
- stage fright, depression, anxiety, drug or alcohol misuse or addiction
Our aim is to advise you about work related health problems and how you can manage and improve them. You will be seen either by a doctor acting as a GP (General Physician) or by a specialist physiotherapist. BAPAM is a medical charity and our clinicians are either volunteers or provide their services to us at a reduced rate.
If you need further advice or treatment, we will give you information about appropriate health care practitioners, who may practice at BAPAM, on the NHS or privately. Some private specialists offer treatment to BAPAM clients at reduced rates. With your permission, our clinician may write to your GP or another practitioner, outlining their assessment, advice and recommendations.
If you are advised to see a practitioner who charges a fee, we can give you information about sources of financial support. Full time music students may be eligible for the Musicians Benevolent Fund Student Health Scheme. We are not able to offer financial help ourselves.
Please read our Patient Services Contract for more detailed information about your care as a BAPAM patient.
Your feedback is absolutely vital, enabling us to monitor and improve our service. After your appointment, please complete this anonymous online form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/bapamfeedback.
Patient Services Contract (detailed information for patients)
BAPAM clinics feedback form (anonymous online survey)