The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) is a
unique charity set up to help musicians and other performers to stay
BAPAM holds free clinics where musicians (including music teachers) can obtain a free consultation with a clinician who has an expertise in problems affecting performers. These might include, among other conditions, playing-related injuries and pain, tension, hypermobility, voice problems, performance anxiety and stress.
BAPAM’s clinicians are from a wide range of backgrounds. They include general practitioners, physiotherapists, osteopaths, psychologists,
rheumatologists and orthopaedists. These practitioners have a special interest in musicians' health and well-being and many are musicians themselves with a deep understanding of the physical and emotional demands of the musician's life.
BAPAM’s clinics are held not only in London but also in Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Dublin, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester,
Newcastle and Portsmouth.
I and a number of other musician friends and colleagues have benefitted greatly from the expert, specialist services and support offered by BAPAM, including access to physiotherapists and hand specialists, workshops and training days examining issues such as posture, exercise and coping with performance anxiety, and free leaflets and helpsheets via their website.
Please help BAPAM continue its important work supporting musicians and performers by making a donation.
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