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Performing Arts Medicine in Fort Worth

Health Care Customized for Performing Artists

Whether you create art through music, dance, or drama, your body is an integral outlet of your talent and requires specialized care. 

Our board certified and high-trained physicians take a comprehensive view of medical problems related to performance-related illness and injury, including treatment for issues such as:

  • Performer wellness and injury prevention
  • Injury diagnosis and management
  • Pain management
  • Osteopathic manipulative treatment
  • Return-to-stage recommendations
  • Laryngeal myofascial release
  • Medical acupuncture
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Prolotherapy
  • Pointe clearance
  • Equipment evaluation and modification
  • Bracing
  • Choreography counseling
  • Practice recommendations

Performing Arts Health Services in Fort Worth



Music is physical, as evidenced by neck pain after playing the violin or aperture issues after trombone practice.



Issues like congestion, throat pain, and vocal nodules make it hard to sustain your voice. Proper vocal care is essential to sounding your best.



Repetitive motions and extensive stretching are necessary to dance, but can cause muscle and joint pain over time.  

HSC Health Performing Arts Medicine in Fort Worth, TX

Most highly-trained performers will require physical medicine and rehabilitation at some point in their career. HSC Health is committed to helping our patients maximize the length of their careers with minimal pain and discomfort. With healthy performance, training, and lifestyle habits, you can safely push the limits of your performance abilities.


Depending on the reason for your visit, you may need to bring a few things with you.


If you are an instrumentalist, please bring your musical instrument to your appointment and be prepared to play about 30 seconds of music that you know well. If you are a dancer or actor, bring your footwear and/or any other equipment related to regular performance activities. Be prepared to perform about 30 seconds of material you know well. If you have seen another provider for your injury, be sure to bring copies of any medical records, test results, or imaging studies.


At HSC Health, we keep you in the spotlight.


Meet Your HSC Health Performing Arts Doctors


Dr. Sajid Surve

Dr. Surve is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, neuromusculoskeletal medicine, and pain medicine. He is the dedicated company doctor for Texas Ballet Theater. Dr. Surve is passionate about Performance Medicine and the arts.


Dr. Yein Lee

As a lifelong musician, Dr. Lee cares deeply about musculoskeletal injuries affecting performing artists and enjoys treating various neuromusculoskeletal pathologies related to all forms of performing arts, helping musicians, singers, and dancers perform at their best.


Dr. James Aston

Dr. Aston was the world’s first Performing Arts Medicine fellow, and is deeply interested in how a patient’s environment can affect their overall health and wellness. He helps dancers, musicians, and singers optimize their performance.

Limited Time Pop-Up Clinic

with Dr. Fung, Performing Arts Medicine Fellow

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HSC Health will host an exclusive, limited-time performing arts medicine pop-up clinic for performers of all ages and skill levels on May 8, 2024.

Texas Center for Performing Arts Health

TCPAH is a collaboration between UNT and the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. This clinic offers a wide range of specialized medical services to performing artists through the Student Health and Wellness Center at UNT in Denton, TX. The mission of TCPAH is to provide comprehensive medical care that accounts for the uncommon needs of performers, to focus on health promotion, and address pain or injuries related to performance.

LIMITED TIME Complimentary Performing Arts Medicine Clinic 

Frequently Asked Questions

This limited-time complimentary clinic is designed to help performers who do not have health insurance, are underinsured (with high out-of-pocket costs for medical care), or without access to clinicians with expertise in Performing Arts Medicine. 

If you have adequate health insurance coverage, performing arts medicine services with Drs. Surve, Lee, and Aston are always available through our Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) clinic. To make a performing arts medicine appointment through OMM, please call 817-735-2455.

This limited time free clinic is designed primarily for artists who are uninsured (or underinsured) or do not have access to a physician or physical therapist with expertise in treating performance-related injury. You are appropriate for our free clinic if you fall into that category, no matter your age, skill level, or diagnosis.


During your appointment, it may be determined that you could benefit from a more comprehensive array of treatment options available with a primary care physician or specialist. Our providers are happy to make referral to another HSC Health or your existing provider for follow up. 


What can I expect from a typical appointment?

At HSC Health, we utilize an interdisciplinary approach in the care of performing artists. You will be seen by a physician who may recommend further work-up, in which case we will refer you back to your primary care providers or offer you information on free or reduced medical services in the local community. 


For the first half of your appointment, you can expect to discuss the details of your illness or injury and undergo a physical examination. For the second half of the appointment, the doctor will help you develop a basic home exercise program, as appropriate, to help address your issue (and improve your technique).

Around 30-60 minutes (15-20 minutes to discuss your problem and perform a physical examination; 20-40 minutes to teach exercises, as appropriate).

Yes! HSC Health has 10+ specialties with award-winning care providers all housed within the Health Pavilion, so referrals are easy for our patients.

Yes! Drs. Surve, Lee, and Aston are all professors with TCOM, and they are actively involved in research, education, and clinical care.


855 Montgomery St, 6th Floor

Fort Worth, TX 76107


Clinic Hours

Monday – Friday

8 am – 5 pm


Give us a call at 817-735-2455 or click here to schedule an appointment.