The Performing Artist Rehabilitation Medicine & Therapy Program at the University of Michigan

M-Perform is a specialty program designed to address the unique needs of the Performing Artist. Our Physician & Therapy Teams in PT, OT, & Hand Therapy have many years of experience in Orthopedics, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Music, and Dance. We have completed multidisciplinary competency training to provide an efficient & comprehensive approach to your performance needs. Whether you are a Conductor, Instrumentalist, Vocalist or Dancer we look forward to working with you to help you perform with less pain and prevent future injuries.

What To Expect

  • Individualized evaluation and treatment sessions with licensed highly experienced therapists
  • Professional collaboration between physicians and therapists
  • Detailed analysis of current playing/performing positions and associated symptoms
  • Customized, dynamic functional programs designed to meet your performing arts and everyday activity goals
  • Education for preventative strategies to reduce future risk of injury or recurrence
  • Education to improve your overall fitness capacity as a performing artist

Commonly Treated Injuries

  • Headache
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Shoulder Pain/Tendonosis
  • Rotator Cuff Pathology
  • Wrist Pain/Tendonosis
  • Finger and Thumb Joint Hypermobility
  • Overuse Syndrome/Nerve compression (carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel)
  • Arthritis
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Ankle/Foot Pain

Common Treatment Interventions

  • Postural Education
  • Dynamic Spine Stabilization Exercises
  • Scapular Control Exercises
  • Manual Therapy
  • Custom Splinting
  • Ergonomic Modifications and Equipment Recommendations
  • Dynamic Stretching and Conditioning Exercises

Physician Clinic

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Dr. Ann Laidlaw / Dr. Anne Hartigan
325 E. Eisenhower Ann Arbor, MI  48108
734-936-7175

M-Perform Rehabilitation Sites

MedRehab Briarwood
Physical & Occupational Therapy
355 Briarwood Circle, Building #4
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
734-998-7888

MedRehab Canton
Canton Health Center
1051 N Canton Center Rd
Canton, MI  48187
734-844-2020

Spine Program
Physical & Occupational Therapy
325 East Eisenhower, 2nd Floor
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
734-763-6464

Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Center at Northville
39901 Traditions Drive
Northville, MI 48168
248-305-4400