Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program

Neurofunctional Treatment of Pain and Dysfunction

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Physician (MD)

As the Medical Director of the Musicians’ Clinics of Canada, he has treated musicians with repetitive strain injuries, motor control problems, anxiety, depression, neuropathic pain, nerve entrapments, and stress-related disorders since 1986. His current clinical and research interest is regulation of the autonomic nervous system using neuro-biofeedback techniques for the prevention of repetitive strain injuries, focal dystonia, chronic pain, and depression. At the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory he teaches Performance and Artist Diploma students knowledge and skills of prevention of occupational health problems of musicians. Concepts of neuro-biology and stress management are demonstrated with surface EMG and heart rate variability biofeedback techniques. He is the medical consultant for the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and has received the Governor General Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. As a member of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Summer Music Festival he has introduced injury prevention concepts to the gifted participants of the Academy. He has been a guest lecturer at the Universities of Toronto, Ottawa, Wilfred Laurier, McMaster, University of Western Ontario, Santiago Chile, Galway Ireland, Sydney Australia and Havana Cuba. He is a Research Associate of the Music and Health Research Collaboratory at the University of Toronto. He was the Co-Chair of the PAMA Annual Symposium in Aspen/Snowmass in 2006/2009 and the Toronto Regional Meetings 2010-2012. He was a founding member and now is the President of the Performing Arts Medicine Association leading the transformation “PAMAForte! – Rewriting the future of PAMA”. (

Contact Info


Musicians' Clinics of Canada

565 Sanatorium Road, Suite 201





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