April 27


03:00 pm - 04:15 pm

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British Association for Performing Arts Medicine

Healthy Practice Community Drop In: Peer support and training for performance health and wellbeing

BAPAM deliver expert health and wellbeing services in the performing arts. Our events give artists, creators, technicians, teachers, and organisers the knowledge they need to improve health and enjoy sustainable careers.

Join our free online Community Drop In and:

  • Embed health and wellbeing strategies into your creative toolkit
  • Learn new skills with guest coaches and speakers.
  • Set goals
  • Take part in peer discussion and support in a safe space facilitated by an experienced BAPAM clinician

Our Community Drop In is hosted and facilitated by BAPAM GP, Dr Pippa Wheble, who specialises in performance and mental health and is also a violinist and singer.

The term core stability has become familiar to most of us over the last few years – but what does it actually mean and why is it important? This session aims to explore the truth and dispel the myths about core stability from a Physiotherapists perspective. The practical component aims to energise and strengthen the deep postural muscles which make up the core.


Guest Coach: Lucie Rayner

Lucie initially completed a Sport Science degree and Post Graduate teaching qualification at Loughborough University. She then gained a first class honours degree in Physiotherapy and worked in the NHS, school and private sector before starting her own Physio clinic. She has been practicing the Pilates Method for over 15 years and gained her teaching qualification through The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI).

Although she manages clients from all walks of life, her area of expertise is working with Performing Artists, particularly dancers, musicians and musical theatre performers. She has completed an MSc in Performing Arts Medicine at UCL and works with theatre performers in the West End. She recently became an assessing clinician for The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM).