May 11


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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BAPAM, Healthy Practice

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The Royal Society of Musicians

Singers, wind and brass players, among others, rely on good mouth health to be able to perform. Find out how to look after your mouth here.

The Royal Society of Musicians and BAPAM are working together to present a series of health education workshops for musicians. This exciting series of workshops brings together bring specialist practitioners who are experts in the field of performing arts medicine and offers an opportunity for musicians to understand more about the range of health problems they might experience, how to prevent them and how to get help if it is needed.

Join osteopath Michael Mehta and dentist Jo Downs in the latest of RSM and BAPAM’s joint Healthy Practice Webinars, where you can out more about the key to a happy healthy mouth, and alleviate any issues that may hinder performance.

Micheal Mehta

Michael Mehta – osteopath has been working with student and professional musicians from his City of London practice for the last 18 years. A potential career path as a musician moved sideways into training in movement and performing professionally for 7 years. Experiencing first hand the need for physical rehabilitation and support for performers encouraged him to study osteopathy at the University College of Osteopathy. Michael has been working with BAPAM for the last decade and as an assessing clinician for the last 6 years.

Jo Downs

Jo Downs has been working in Dentistry since 1993 and graduated as a duel qualified Dental Therapist and Dental Hygienist at Kings College London. Jo sings with 2 local choirs and is eager to help all those in the performing arts industry and overcome any oral issues that may hinder performance. Her project with the Smile Revelation helps dental professionals empower and promote oral health.

The Royal Society of Musicians

RSM provides vital support to those whose lives have been affected by accident, illness, stress and anxiety. We work with UK-based musicians and their families throughout their careers and into retirement, giving help towards short-term needs as well providing support on a more long-term basis when required. RSM can help towards funding physical and emotional therapies, referrals to specialised practitioners and associated treatments, and potentially the provision of home adaptations or living expenses.

For more information, please visit or to contact us at / 020 7629 6137.


Established 30 years ago, BAPAM is the largest provider of Performing Arts Medicine in the UK with coverage across the four nations and a growing Directory of over 200 approved clinicians, registered with BAPAM. We provide free clinical assessments for performers with health problems affecting their performing arts practice. In 2019, we provided occupational health support to over 2500 enquiries from performing artists, including 1200 clinical assessment appointments. Our support is focused on specialist clinical assessment to determine the correct diagnosis and best care pathway for a performer, providing clinical advice and referring onwards to experts in the field where necessary. In some cases we also able to provide ongoing mental health support. Regulated by the Care Quality Commission, we operate under robust clinical governance and quality assurance frameworks with leadership from our Board and Medical Committee. Performers generally access care via our Helpline, and our (non-clinical) Helpline operators advise on care options and arrange appointments according to approved protocols. We also run a health education programme with free sessions available online and bespoke sessions which can be booked for individual organisations. You can contacts us; and 0207 404 8444.