The Saw Doctors performing at Cambridge Folk Festival.
Photo © Bryan Legard
Taryn Richards of the Juniper Chamber Orchestra playing the flute.
Photo © DeaAKAGossamer
Lip Service Theatre Company (Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding) performing Horror for Wimps.
Photo © Doug Currie
Dancer at the World Performing Arts Festival 2006.
Photo © Waheed Khalid
Photo © Catherine Loh
We hold free induction days for practitioners joining our Directory. These events are a great introduction to Performing Arts Medicine, and the work that BAPAM does, as well as an opportunity to meet colleagues from this fascinating area of health care. Please take a look at the Induction Day Syllabus for more information.
The Performing Arts Medicine MSc at UCL is a new, unique programme providing specialised training to people from a range of clinical and performance science backgrounds in how to treat the specific health needs of instrumental musicians, singers, dancers, actors and other artists.
BAPAM training days are held twice a year on the third Saturdays of May and November, providing in-depth explorations of key areas of performing arts medicine and unique insights into aspects of performers’ health and wellbeing. We present performers' perspectives as well as the expertise of experienced medical practitioners. The approach is multidisciplinary: physiological and psychological, prevention as well as treatment. We know that it is vital to look at the whole performer, not just the presenting problem.
A complete list of topics covered in BAPAM training programmes can be found here in the Outline Training Curriculum.
BAPAM training days may be used as part of your CPD portfolio.
Focusing on performing arts health, injury prevention and performance enhancement, speakers from BAPAM's Trainer Network are on hand to deliver talks and/or workshops.
More information can be found here: Healthy Performance Education and Training
We’ve provided speakers and training to clients throughout the industry including the Musicians’ Union, Equity, Actors Centre, RAF Music Services, Stage Management Association, the ISM (Incorporated Society of Musicians) and Leeds College of Music on topics such as injury prevention, instrument ergonomics, the performance environment, vocal health, stress management/psychological self-care, performance enhancement and overcoming performance anxiety.