Studies have shown that between 32% to 78% of professional musicians have disabling musculoskeletal problems. Young musicians often develop painful arms, necks and shoulders particularly after music summer camps or when practicing for a recital. When possible, musicians are requested to bring their instruments to the clinic. Bethesda Physiocare® features an upright piano to assist in the examination of keyboard players. Our physical therapy program allows musicians to return to their jobs or hobby, and play their instruments without pain.
As a former clarinetist and saxophonist, Dr. Dommerholt has developed expertise in the management of performing artists. His expertise has been recognized by the international arts medicine community as he has published book chapters in most leading performing arts medical text books. Dr. Dommerholt has been interviewed by the Washington Post about his experiences with musicians and he has been a frequent guest lecturer at the George Mason University Center for the Arts and Wellness in Fairfax, VA.
Dr. Arini received dual degrees from the University of Notre Dame in 2008 in Arts and Letters Pre-professional Studies and Music with a concentration at first in Vocal Performance. In 2007, she was diagnosed with a paralyzed vocal cord, so she changed her Music concentration from Vocal Performance to Theory and History. She has a strong interest in treating singers, dancers, and musicians, and is certified by Shenandoah University in Performing Arts Medicine.
For more information about performing arts physical therapy, please do not hesitate to contact us.