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The Johns Hopkins Rehabilitation Network Clinic for Performing Artists at the Peabody Institute leverages the expertise of Peabody musicians alongside Johns Hopkins Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation doctors and therapists, Johns Hopkins Medicine’s neurologists, and specialists from the Johns Hopkins Voice Center to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for performance-related injuries and conditions.

A component of the new, multidisciplinary Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine, the JHRN Clinic for Performing Artists offers specialized services for performance-related musculoskeletal disorders including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and hand therapy. These services are now offered on campus in the Clinic’s new site in the Peabody Wellness Center: dance clinicians are available on Mondays and Thursdays from 12:40 to 3:20 pm; music clinicians are available on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:40 to 4:20 pm.

Students who wish to seek treatment through the Clinic must obtain an appropriate referral from the Student Health and Wellness Center. Those on the student health insurance plan, as well as some other insurance plans, will be required to make an appointment with a primary care provider in order to receive a referral for physical and occupational therapy. Parental consent will be required for students under age 18 to receive treatment.

To make an appointment for physical or occupational therapy
Once the appropriate referral has been obtained, Peabody students, faculty, and staff who wish to schedule an appointment at the JHRN Clinic for Performing Artists can do so by calling Charlene Kemp at 410-583-2653. Please be advised that there is a 24-hour cancellation policy and that appointments will be billed to the patient’s insurance. A list of other providers is available upon request.

Advisement sessions
Students and faculty require a referral for an occupational therapy or physical therapy evaluation and treatment. If you are unsure whether you need an evaluation and/or treatment, you may visit the clinic for an advisement session. An advisement session is a brief conversation to facilitate the navigation of care options based on the student or faculty member’s complaint or injury. Medical intervention will not be provided. Advisement sessions are available on a walk-in basis on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:20 to 5:00 pm and Tuesdays and Fridays from 4:20 to 5:00 pm. Advisement sessions may also be available during the Peabody Clinic operating hours listed above if the clinicians are not working with a scheduled patient. Students and faculty with questions about the best course of care are encouraged to stop by and see if a clinician is available for an advisement session.

Additional medical services
The Center for Music and Medicine links patients with specialized care in the following areas. Please visit CMM’s website for information about booking appointments.

  • movement disorders like dystonia
  • neuromuscular conditions
  • otological issues, such as hearing loss
  • voice disorders

Information about mental health services can be found here:

Alternative treatment modalities
Peabody values a holistic perspective on the health and wellbeing of its students, faculty, and staff. To this end, alternative treatment modalities and targeted fitness activities are provided on campus and through referral. Currently, massage therapy can be booked by calling 667-208-6700. A list of referrals for Feldenkrais and yoga as well as other modalities is available through the Office of Student Affairs.

Treatments for Musicians & Performers

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