October 5


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.

To avoid becoming injured from performing, it is important to warm up and cool down your body correctly. This should be done off instrument and every time you practice or perform. BAPAM physiotherapist Drusilla Redman will be taking us through some warm ups and cools downs whilst explaining what is happening inside our bodies whilst we do this and why it is important.

Drusilla Redman MSc BSc(Hons) MCSP

A farmer’s daughter from Suffolk, it was a strange child who decided to become a dancer at the age of five! Drusilla went to stage school at eleven and onto the Royal Ballet’s Senior School in Talgarth Road at sixteen. Having completed her training there, she decided to retire from dancing due to an early-onset arthritis in her feet, so completely understands not only the pressures of performing but also coping with pain and injury. She switched her focus and whilst teaching ballet to three to eleven-year-olds, trained as a physiotherapist at the mouse and cockroach infested Prince of Wales Hospital in Tottenham, sadly now demolished! Having worked in most physiotherapeutic areas, including sports injuries, orthopaedics, rheumatology, care of the elderly and the community – this century has been devoted to her primary passion – performers.

To date Drusilla is physiotherapist & lecturer, (course director for the under- and post-graduate course ‘Body Matters’), at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and also holds clinics at BAPAM (British Association of Performing Arts Medicine) based in Chancery Lane.

She is passionate about the health of performers, lecturing at conservatoires and universities in an attempt to inspire musicians to think as much about their bodies as they do their instruments!

Hobbies, when she has a moment, include competitive tennis, needle work, decorating and relaxing with her cats!