SERVICES


Performing Arts Medicine

SSMC@Novena is pleased to announce the opening of the Performing Arts Medicine Clinic (PAMC) from 14 October 2021.

Performing Arts Medicine focuses on the health needs of performing artists – dancers, instrumentalists, and singers. It deals with conditions that impact a performing artist's ability to perform at their highest level, for example, injuries or psychological issues, with the aim of helping the artist optimise their performance potential.

The PAMC offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment of medical conditions that dancers, instrumentalists and singers at all performance levels may experience.

 

Why Choose Us?

At the PAMC, our goal is to help artists optimise their potential to perform their best in their chosen art form, and support their return to the stage in a timely and individualised manner.

 

PAM Team

Our participating specialists at the PAMC are committed to serve the medical needs of performing artists.

 

Dr Mandy Zhang, Sport and Exercise Medicine physician

Dr Zhang is a consultant from Sport and Exercise Medicine at Changi General Hospital with a special interest in performing arts medicine, especially in dance medicine. She completed a certification course on The Essentials of Performing Arts Medicine under Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) and was previously attached to the 'Harkness Centre for Dance injuries' in New York University and 'Medical Centre for Dancers and Musicians' in the Netherlands. She is a guest speaker at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), LASELLE college of the Arts and *SCAPE Singapore. Currently, she is the Chair for the Performing Arts Medicine special interest group under Sports Medicine Association Singapore (SMAS) and a member of the Professional Development Committee and Research Review Taskforce in the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS).

 

Dr Lim Ang Tee, Sport and Exercise Medicine physician

Dr Lim is a consultant from Sport and Exercise Medicine at Changi General Hospital with a special interest in performance arts medicine, especially among musicians. He has been working with the National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, educating their students on injury prevention for playing-related musculoskeletal disorders (PRMD) since 2014. His research on PRMD among conservatory students was presented during the 2018 Medicine and Art Symposium in The Hague. Dr Lim has also completed a certification course on The Essentials of Performing Arts Medicine under Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA).

 

Clin A/Prof Peter Lu, Otolaryngologist - Ear, Nose & Throat specialist (based in Changi General Hospital) 

Clinical Associate Professor Peter Lu is an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist who has been in practice for over 25 years. He has a special interest in the vocal performer, especially on the effects of prolonged use of voice on vocal cords. He started the Changi General Hospital Voice Clinic with Speech Therapy colleagues over 20 years ago. The Voice Clinic offers a multidisciplinary approach towards the evaluation and management of voice conditions. Besides his clinical practice, A/Prof Lu currently holds the position of Chief Risk Officer at Changi General Hospital.

 

Our physicians will evaluate your condition and customise a treatment plan, which may include care from any of the services listed below:

-          Hand occupational therapy

-          Orthopaedics

-          Physiotherapy

-          Psychology

-          Speech therapy

-          Diet & nutrition

-          Podiatry