Acupuncture

Broad Category
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, LMT Laryngeal Manual Therapy / Vocal Massage, Singers and professional voice users, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered
Wales
Address
Cardiff
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
BSc Physiotherapy

Performing arts and sports specialist physiotherapy, acupuncture, specialist vocal physiotherapy. Has experience working at BAPAM and in her own practice with many creative professionals and students.

Broad Category
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Exercise, Jaw / temporomandibular joint (TMJ), LMT Laryngeal Manual Therapy / Vocal Massage, Singers and professional voice users, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered
London, Central London, South London, West London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Address
London, Fulham, Chelsea, South Kensington, Victoria, Oxford Circus
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
BSc Hons Physiotherapy, OMT Medical Acupuncture, TOM cupping therapy, APPI level 1 & 2
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
Telephone
07504111801

Genevieve Tawiah is an experienced Performance Physiotherapist who uses sports massage, medical acupuncture, taping and more alongside a variety of exercise methods. She has experience teaching matwork and reformer pilates and a background in yoga practice which she often applies in sessions.

My goal is to provide you with the tools you need to optimise your wellbeing; learn more about your body and make a safe and efficient recovery from injury - back to the activities you love where possible.

Services and treatments include:

 

  • Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment for injuries
  • Video call consultations
  • Sports Massage
  • Vocal Physiotherapy
  • Jaw (TMJ) Physiotherapy
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Dry Cupping
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Supportive Taping
  • Exercise advice: Pilates/ Yoga/ Strength and Conditioning
  • Injury prevention talks and workshops
Broad Category
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered
West Midlands, Online/Telephone/Remote
Address
Birmingham
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
BSc (Hons), MSc (Adv. Manip. Phy.), MCSP, MMACP, MAACP
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
Telephone
0121 455 0555

Isaak Tyros is a highly trained physiotherapist specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, a researcher and a member of faculty at the University of Birmingham where he teaches full-time in the Physiotherapy department. He is a semi-professional musician (bass guitarist) who treats musicians and dancers regularly.

Broad Category
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Exercise, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered
London, South London
Address
Clapham High Street
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
MOst Osteopathy - 2022, PGCert Performing arts Medicine - 2023
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
Mobile
07387872464

Johanna Chatelain is an Osteopath graduating with distinction in Master of Osteopathy from the University College of Osteopathy. She enjoys treating people of all ages and backgrounds. Coming from a musical and artistic background herself, she has developed a keen interest in treating performing artists which has led her to complete a postgraduate certificate in Performing arts medicine at the University College of London. Joanna is part of the Institute of Osteopathy (iO) and the Osteopathic Performing Arts Care Association, and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).

Johanna uses a wide range of different treatment methods from soft tissue release, joint articulation, and adjustment, as well as exercise-based rehabilitation. She believes in using a holistic and individualised approach to each patient. Each treatment is therefore customised to the patient’s individual needs, with the aim to reduce pain, remove barriers to recovery and educate patients to promote a greater recovery and reduce the chances of reoccurrence.

She is passionate about providing the best patient care and optimal management to allow the best possible outcome for each patient. Johanna is fluent in French. She has worked with numerous performers including supporting Strictly Come Dancing.

Broad Category
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Exercise, Hypermobility / EDS management, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered
London, Central London, South London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Address
Harley Street Specialist Hospital, London / Trinity Laban Health, Creekside, London
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy; MSc Dance Science; Cert HE Dance Education / Chartered Society of Physiotherapy; Health and Care Professionals’ Council;
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date

Katy Chambers is a highly experienced Physiotherapist with a holistic approach to working with performing arts professionals. Katy supports clients with a broad range of conditions, working with performers, elite athletes and the general population. Katy's areas of specialism include hypermobility spectrum conditions, temperomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, cervicogenic headaches and biomechanical analysis for dance, physical performance, sporting and day to day activities.

With a focus on pain management, reduction of dysfunction and optimising of performance, physiotherapy treatment may include:

Manual Therapy
Acupuncture
Tailored Exercise Prescription
Postural Re-education

Katy has worked with many performing artists and is a specialist within the field. She works with Trinity Laban Conservatoire - as part of the National Institute for Dance Medicine and Science - and is involved in injury screening and support for further industry developments. She is also listed on the One Dance UK directory, is a member of IADMS and presents regularly at performing arts medicine conferences, including IADMS, ISPS and PAMA.

Broad Category
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, LMT Laryngeal Manual Therapy / Vocal Massage, Singers and professional voice users, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered
East Midlands, West Midlands
Address
Tutbury, Burton Upon Trent, Derbyshire, Staffordshire
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
BSc Physiotherapy
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
Telephone
07399486623

Performing arts specialist physiotherapy, specialist vocal physiotherapy, acupuncture. Extensive experience helping performing artists of all different disciplines including many West End performers with musculoskeletal problems. Expert in muscular tension in professional voice users, injury prevention and treatment in dancers, posture and musicians' health operating in The Midlands with Franklin Physiotherapy Ltd.

Broad Category
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, Exercise
Regions Covered
Wales
Address
Cardiff
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
BSc Physiotherapy, AACP qualification, HCPC - PH102452
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
Mobile
07557808387

Mairead Haswell is a physiotherapist experienced in manual therapy, movement assessment and exercise prescription. She works with musicians, dancers and actors, including students and staff at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD), treating them for musculoskeletal conditions such as joint, muscular or neural pain and dysfunction. Mairead supports performers in caring for themselves and their bodies, enabling them to enjoy long careers.

Mairead has experience in managing a range of musculoskeletal conditions from acute and traumatic injuries, orthopaedic conditions and chronic or degenerative conditions. Mairead has been integral in the delivery of virtual self-management courses developed for osteoarthritis. Mairead has a particular interest in treating shoulder pain and dysfunction as well as in advanced rehabilitation for the return to performance and high level activities.

She also has considerable experience as a sports physiotherapist, including at Cardiff City FC, where her focus was on young people and women. In the NHS, she worked as a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist for Cardiff and Vale UHB where she gained further experience in treating trauma patients, occupational health patients and in the use of hydrotherapy and rehabilitation treatments. During this time, Mairead qualified in acupuncture therapy which she uses as an adjunct to her extensive rehabilitation exercise programmes to optimise patient care.

Broad Category
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, Circus health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Exercise, NHS consultations (including Choose and Book), Pain management / Chronic pain, Scans / diagnostic imaging, Singers and professional voice users, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered
London, Central London, South London
Address
London, Guy's Hospital
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
BA Contemporary Dance, BSc Physiotherapy, MSc Advanced Physiotherapy, HCPC, CSP, AACP, MACP
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
Telephone
02071885111

Michael Gale is a highly experienced NHS physiotherapist with a special interest in dance, circus and singing performance. He has a background as a contemporary dancer, having trained at The Place and worked with various choreographers over several years. He combines his insight as a performer with clinical expertise, understanding performers’ need for specialist care and rehab.

Michael provides NHS services at Guy's Hospital - referrals can be made by NHS GPs via eRS for the attention of Michael Gale.

Conditions managed include persistent pain, musculoskeletal injury, post-operative rehabilitation, spinal problems, Upper and lower limb problems.

Michael has expertise in manual therapy, exercise therapy including Pilates, acupuncture and aquatic therapy. For patients with a Lambeth or Southwark GP, imaging, diagnostics and onward referral to medical/orthopaedic services is available.

Broad Category
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, Focal dystonia management, Singers and professional voice users, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered
Scotland, Online/Telephone/Remote
Address
East Dunbartonshire, Bearsden, Glasgow
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
MMACP MCSP HPC, Dip Medecine des Arts (France), Member of the Performing Arts Medicine Association USA (PAMA)
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
Telephone
01412393655
Mobile
07766687578

Patrice is a former professional French horn player with much experience in the field of Performing Arts Medicine: all instrumentalists/instrument groups, and singers with musculoskeletal disorders. He set up his Performing Arts Clinic in 2002. He is also an MSK Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner in the NHS. He has published and presented research into the evaluation and management of focal dystonia in musicians, and musculoskeletal pain affecting musicians. He developed and validated the Musculoskeletal Pain Intensity and Interference Questionnaire for Musicians (MPIIQM), which has since been translated and validated in several languages. He is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), and of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP). He works regularly with the all the professional orchestras in Scotland, and with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Clinics are held in Bearsden.

Broad Category
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, Exercise, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered
London, Central London
Address
London, Covent Garden
Practitioner Name
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
Mobile
07813 021 858

Royal Opera House Occupational Health Adviser. Works with performers from all fields. Pilates, osteopathy and acupuncture. No appointments are currently available privately.

Broad Category
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, BAPAM Clinic, Dance medicine and healthcare, Exercise, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered
Yorkshire and Humberside
Address
Leeds
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
MSc BSc(Hons) MCSP Modified Pilates Instructor
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
This practitioner has confirmed their professional registration, insurance and DBS are up to date
Mobile
07855 217 898

Provides physiotherapy, acupuncture and Pilates. Worked with many dancers including Northern Ballet Theatre and Phoenix Dance Company. Holds BAPAM clinic at University of Leeds School of Music. Very experienced with all performing arts work/study-related musculoskeletal problems.

Broad Category
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered
Wales, Online/Telephone/Remote
Address
Cardiff
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy 2003, BSc (Hons) Applied Sport Sciences 2000
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
Telephone
01685 387875
Mobile
7710425897

Neil treats a variety of performance professionals and students including actors and dancers (including ballet and ice) presenting with problems in areas such as lumbar spine, cervical spine, upper and lower limb. He is based at Step Forward Physiotherapy. Locations include Merthyr, University of South Wales, Cardiff and Abergavenny.

Broad Category
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, BAPAM Clinic, Exercise, Splints / Splinting, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered
London, Central London, South East
Address
BAPAM London, Holborn / Steyning / Brighton, West Sussex
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
MSc Womens health physio, BSc physio, PGC allied health hand therapy, BSC occupational therapy, CSP, BAHT
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
Mobile
07393 722 274

Nicola Cherry is a Chartered Physiotherapist specialising in musculoskeletal assessment and treatment, with a particular interest in the upper limb.  Prior to qualification as a Physiotherapist in 2005, Nicola worked as an Occupational Therapist in hand therapy, qualifying in 1997.  She is a keen amateur harpist, and also plays clarinet. She has an interest in treating performance artists, especially musicians. Her post graduate training includes qualifications in Pilates and acupuncture. Nicola is a Registered Practitioner and Assessing Clinician with the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM), is a member of the British Association of Hand Therapists and the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.

Broad Category
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, LMT Laryngeal Manual Therapy / Vocal Massage, Singers and professional voice users, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered
East Midlands, West Midlands
Address
Tutbury, Burton Upon Trent, Derbyshire, Staffordshire
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
BSc Physiotherapy
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
Telephone
07399486623

Performing arts specialist physiotherapy, specialist vocal physiotherapy, acupuncture. Extensive experience helping performing artists of all different disciplines including many West End performers with musculoskeletal problems. Expert in muscular tension in professional voice users, injury prevention and treatment in dancers, posture and musicians' health operating in The Midlands with Franklin Physiotherapy Ltd.

Broad Category
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, Focal dystonia management, Splints / Splinting, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered
London, North London, South East
Address
Croxley Green, Hertfordshire
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
Diploma COT SROT 1997, MSc Hand Therapy modules 2012-2013 Brunel
Mobile
07814 770 116

Roz Neale is a senior hand therapist and physiotherapist who sees many musicians and creative professionals with hand and upper limb conditions including pain, fractures, soft tissue injuries, nerve problems, posture related pain, focal dystonia, tendonitis, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, hypersensitivity. Physiotherapy practice includes: managing musculoskeletal problems, occupational health advice, sports massage, and acupuncture. Experienced working as part of a multidisciplinary team including orthopaedic hand and upper limb surgeons and other clinicians.

Remote virtual consultations for patients or face to face appointments are available at her private practice in Croxley Green, Hertfordshire. Roz also provides NHS care at Northwick Park Hospital (Hands and Orthopaedics).

Broad Category
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Exercise, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered
North West
Address
Manchester
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
BSc Hons Physiotherapy, CSP, HCPC
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
Mobile
07926092652

Sam Matheson is a physiotherapist working with elite sports athletes, dancers and actors. He is experienced in manual therapy, acupuncture, exercise, musculoskeletal problems and rehabilitation.

Musicians' physiotherapy: Sam has several years experience working with professional and student musicians from the West End, touring musical productions, freelance players, the Halle, BBC philharmonic and the Royal Northern College of Music. Together with his clinical work, he has provided lectures on posture and playing, alongside conducting specialist musician injury assessments, providing specific diagnosis and treatment plans.

Dance physiotherapy: Sam has accumulated several years of physiotherapy experience across all genres of dance, having previously managed the company of ‘Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake' and some of the largest shows in the West End and UK tours, such as ‘Wicked’, ‘Kinky Boots’ and ‘Matilda’. Sam also treats a range of students at Performing Arts colleges in London and the North West.

Broad Category
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, Circus health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered
London, Central London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Address
London, Marylebone
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
PGCert in Health Ergonomics - 2013, MSc with Distinction - 2011, BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy with distinction from the University of Cape Town, 2000, HCPC PH 61493, CSP 66578, AACP, ACPOHE, PgDip in Behaviour Change, 2020
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
Telephone
07543 533 497
Mobile
07543 533 497

Sudhir Daya (he/him) is a physiotherapist experienced in treating athletes, performing artists and office warriors, enabling them to get back to doing the activities that give meaning to their lives. Sudhir believes in a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to health, and his training and practice reflect this belief.

After graduating with distinction as a chartered physiotherapist (MCSP), Sudhir turned to acupuncture and ergonomics. Sudhir is a believer in the re-education of healthy movement patterns.

“Clients ask me to fix their bodies – in most cases, their bodies are in fine working order, but they’re not using their bodies correctly. I tell them to think of their body as their car. They don’t need a mechanic, they need driving lessons.” – Sudhir Daya

Sudhir also is a qualified yoga and Pilates teacher and in his spare time, trains in circus arts (flying trapeze, silks, rope, static trapeze), gymnastics (trampolining, tumbling, handstands) and dance (South Asian dance, ballet, contemporary). He is currently training in traditional in the traditional martial art form of Jujitsu and is working towards his black belt.

Sudhir has an interest in equity, diversity and belonging and currently sits on the CSP’s EDB Committee and was the previous chair of its LGBTQIA+ network. He is certified Life Coach (ICF PCC) and uses cutting edge technology to help clients with stress management and performance anxiety. Under his business name of “Integrated Health”, he tried to move away from siloed healthcare to more whole person wellbeing.