For artists, their performances hinge on their bodies' ability to do what they need them to do.

Suffering for their art

The Al and Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre (AHC) at Toronto Western Hospital is a one-of-a-kind clinic dedicated to helping artists who are suffering from chronic pain and disability.

Musicians, dancers, visual artists and vocalists are among the patients who visit the AHC for care they cannot access anywhere else. Watch this video to find out more.

World renowned pianist Lang Lang explains how tendonitis has affected his career.

The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre is a facility in the Family and Community Medicine Program at Toronto Western Hospital. Equipped with an Acoustic Studio and Movement Assessment Studio with a sprung floor to aid in diagnosis and treatment, the Centre is the only clinic of its kind in Canada that specializes in serving the entire artistic community.

The Centre is an integrative outpatient clinic offering both medical and complementary care. Clinic services include acupuncture, chiropractic medicine, craniosacral therapy, registered massage therapy, MBCT group programs, naturopathic medicine, physiotherapy, psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, and shiatsu therapy. There is also a Nurse Practitioner to care for all patients and access to a family physician.

The Centre’s team specializes in addressing the specific healthcare needs of artists providing a holistic approach to health within an evidence-based framework.

The Centre relies on philanthropic support to offer the types of services and treatment environment that are not covered by OHIP and for artists in financial need.

Make a donation in support of the Al and Malka Green Artists Health Centre.