As specialists in dance medicine and rehabilitation, the Program for Performing Arts is proud to be the primary medical providers for BalletMet and the OSU Department of Dance. Our team consists of sports medicine primary care physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, chiropractors, physical therapists and athletic trainers experienced in dealing with the special needs of the performing artist.
The Performing Arts Medicine staff is trained in many treatment techniques including manual therapy, dance specific exercise programs, and Pilates based rehabilitation. We work with you to help restore proper joint mechanics and muscle function, improve movement and coordination awareness, and develop efficient technique. Nutrition counseling and sport psychology services are also available.
|Thomas Best MD, PhD||Julie Bishop MD||Hope Davis AT||Lindsay Harmon-Matthews PT|
|Robin Hunter DC||Michael Jonesco DO||Kelsey Logan MD||Tiffany Marulli PT|
|Michelle Matthews PT||Mariah Nierman PT||Claire Plummer PT, AT||Tom Summanen AT|
|Diane Wilson PTA||Samantha Winiesdorffer PT|
We have a strong presence in the dance community. We provide onsite medical coverage for Ballet Met and OSU Dance.
We also provide care to local and touring dance companies and Broadway shows including Columbus Movement, Anna and the Annadroids, SNAP!, Ailey II, Dance Theatre Harlem, A Chorus Line, and The Lion King.
The program for performing arts medicine offers community wellness programs designed to educate the recreational and pre-professional dancer.
If you are interested in attending one of our programs or would like us to develop an individualized workshop for your studio phone (614) 366-3600.
For more information on our programs or to make an appointment with one of our dance medicine specialists contact us at:
Dance Wellness Exercise List
The Performing Arts Medicine staff and members of the Department of Dance have teamed up to make educational videos of common exercises helpful to dancers. View the playlist here.
Research and Education
Click on the titles below for printable articles (pdf)
Our staff is currently developing research initiatives with OSU’s Labs in Life at COSI and the MAPS program within OSU Sports Medicine to progress the science of performing arts medicine. Check back for updates of our ongoing process.
Dance Medicine Organizations
Local Dance Organizations