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UConn Health Center
The Exchange,
270 Farmington Avenue, Building 3, 2nd floor, Suite 262
Farmington, CT 06030-6210

Clinic/Employee Health Phone:
(860) 679-2893
FAX: (860) 679-1349

Contact the
Office of Research Safety
if you ARE a UConn Health Center employee who is concerned about your safety and health on the job and wish to obtain assistance, including ergonomic evaluations of workstations, chemical hazards, and radiation safety at the Health Center.

Contact the
Occupational and Environmental
Health Center

or the
Ergonomic Technology Center
for similar requests and concerns, if you are NOT a UConn Health Center employee.

Contact the
Connecticut Poison Control Center
for immediate help with a poison or hazardous chemical exposure at:
1-800-222-1222 (toll-free)
(for hearing impaired).


Musicians' Clinic

There are a limited number of facilities specializing in the non-surgical management of repetitive strain injuries related to musicians and their instruments. Recovery and biomechanical retraining require treatment by specialized professionals who are familiar with the principles of treatment and who have accomplished musical backgrounds.

The Musicians' Clinic brings together four types of professionals:

  • physicians experienced in soft-tissue diagnostics and familiar with problems of performing artists
  • occupational and physical therapists
  • musicians with physical medicine and retraining backgrounds
  • a skilled craftsman to individually modify instruments

Overview of Services

The Musicians' Clinic includes three arms:

  • retraining and clinical care
  • outreach and education
  • research

The Retraining and Clinical Care program is located in the Ergonomic Technology Center at UConn Health Center and incorporates the Center's emphasis on biodynamics and non-surgical therapy. The Outreach and Education program comprises efforts directed at the development of preventive programs for musicians at all levels of training. The Research program consists of ongoing assessment of diagnoses and treatment modalities and includes the use of advanced methods, such as digital imaging to evaluate abnormal movement.

The Musicians' Clinic Staff

  • Martin G. Cherniack, MD, MPH
    Medical Director,
    Ergonomic Technology Center of Connecticut
  • Vera Wills, BA
    Director, Ergonomic Studies & Graduate Pedagogy
    Manhattan School of Music
  • Nicholas Warren, ScD, MAT

The Musicians' Clinic is a multidisciplinary service designed to provide specialized attention to the professional performing artist and the avocational student player with acquired repetitive strain injury related to playing a musical instrument. The emphasis is on intensive treatment, biomechanical retraining and modification, and preventive education, using validated methods.

For more information, appointments for treatment and/or evaluation, please call 860-679-2893 or e-mail


The Musician's Clinic is located on the second floor of The Exchange.

Click here for detailed driving directions and maps.

Contact Information

  • Martin G. Cherniack, MD, MPH
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
    University of Connecticut Health Center
    270 Farmington Avenue, MC 6210
    Farmington, CT 06030-6210