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Research

The focus of The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre is on understanding the unique health problems of artists, the risk factors involved in artistic practice and on investigating methods of prevention. Through evidence-based research, we hope to discover some of the causes of artists’ occupational illnesses and injuries, and study the clinical benefits of combining therapies in the most effective way possible.

Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Building Confidence and Self-Esteem Workshop – 2015

Occupational Strain and Profession Artists – Arts and Health 2009

Recognition of artists’ health issues is a growing field. Check back for updates and articles on interesting projects and developments from across North America and around the world.  

Staying Balanced: The Vital Work of American Ballet Theatre’s Medical Team

MIT at 150

Focal Hand Dystonia Affecting Musicians in Scotland

Hand-hacking lets you pluck strings like a musical pro

Could You Pipe Down? My Ears Thank You

 

“I’ve had some challenges. I think playing the violin is demanding in certain ways on the body, and if certain things go wrong…I have had carpal tunnel surgery on both my hands.”

- ​Jeanne Lamon – Violinist, Conductor, Tafelmusik

Upcoming Workshops

STRESSED! Workshop Series

May 02, 2019

Stress is a tricky part of life. Too much of it, and you’re a blob on the floor. Too little of it, and you’re a blob on the floor. For artists, stress comes not only from the normal pressures of life, but also from the precarious nature of the arts sector which usually means too little time, ...

CONNECT! Whole Self Healing

October 03, 2018

What’s this got to do with stress? Because artists bring their whole selves to their work, artists’ health demands that we pay attention to the whole artist. That sprained wrist and that nagging pit of dread in the belly are likely connected, not to mention our shoulder pain and fear ...

STEP ONE! Primary Care

November 07, 2018

What’s this got to do with stress? Primary healthcare providers, such as family doctors and nurse practitioners, are the starting point to accessing healthcare services in Ontario. They can treat many health conditions (including stress-related ones) and can lessen the stress that often comes ...