Musician’s medicine and prevention

Under the direction of Dr. Andreas Winkelmann from the hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich, our university has been offering two different counselling options for students and teachers in cooperation with the LMU Hospital since October 2015:

Students and teachers at the University of Music and Theatre thus have the opportunity to address problems in their work in advance or, in the case of existing complaints, to talk to a specialist who is aware of the special clinical pictures caused by their work.

  • Preventive consultation for musician's medicine (Arcisstraße 12)

    The preventive consultation hour for musician’s medicine takes place every fortnight on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 5:00 PM in the first-aid room at Arcisstraße 12. A 20- to 40-minute free consultation is offered, as well as advice with a musical instrument; pre-registration is required.

    Date: every second Wednesday, 3:00-5:00 PM.
    Location: University of Music and Theatre Munich, Arcisstraße 12, 80333 Munich, Room A135b (=First-Aid Room)
    Registration for consultation appointments: Tel. 089/4400-52425 (Clinic and Polyclinic for Orthopaedics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University Hospital Munich – Campus Innenstadt, Ms Jaufmann/Mrs Papadopoulou), available: Mon-Thu 7:45 AM-12:00 PM and 1:00-4:00 PM, Fri 7:45 AM-12:00 PM and 1:00-2:00 PM.

  • Musician's consultation hours for complaints (at the LMU Hospital)

    The musician’s consultation hours serve to provide a more precise diagnosis and therapy for existing complaints. The patient should present him/herself with an instrument if possible.

    Musician’s consultation hours at the LMU Hospital for functional disorders/pain with Dr. Andreas Winkelmann
    LMU Hospital
    Clinic and Polyclinic for Orthopaedics,
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Ziemssenstr. 1, 80336 Munich

    Tel. 089/4400-52425 (registration for consultation appointments; available: Mon-Thu 7:45 AM-12:00PM and 1:00-4:00 PM, Fri 7:45 AM-12:00 PM and 1:00-2:00 PM).
    Appointments: every second Wednesday
    This consultation hour with 45- to 60-minute appointments is also offered every fortnight on Wednesday afternoons, 3:00-5:00 PM, and is billed through the statutory health insurance funds. During this „musician’s medical consultation”, the individual needs of the musicians can be addressed diagnostically and therapeutically with manual medicine/chiropractic, acupuncture, taping if necessary, etc. and therapeutically with physiotherapy/manual therapy, massages/baths/heat or cold packs, ergotherapy.

    If there is a question about the necessity of an operation, a consultation appointment with Dr. Mehmet Gülecyüz is offered every four weeks by the Clinic and Polyclinic for Orthopaedics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University Hospital Munich – Campus Großhadern in the consultation hour for hand surgery/rheumatism orthopaedics (Wed. 8:00 AM-12:00 PM; Tel. 089/4400 -73790) and can be arranged via Dr. Andreas Winkelmann.

    Dr. med Andreas Winkelmann studied medicine in Munich. He is a specialist in physical and rehabilitative medicine and has been senior physician and head of the „Clinic and Polyclinic for Orthopaedics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation” at the University Hospital of Munich since 2002. He is responsible for the polyclinic, the interdisciplinary pain outpatient clinic, day-care and consultant inpatient care. In the field of physical and rehabilitative medicine, he is particularly interested in supporting people – especially musicians – in all areas of life (bio-psycho-social), i.e. holistically for the best health, quality of life and performance for achieving success.

  • Musician's medicine consultations at the LMU Hospital for singers and wind instrument players

    with Prof. Dr. Matthias Echternach
    LMU Hospital
    Department of Phoniatrics and Paedaudiology
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology
    Pettenkoferstr. 4a, 80336 Munich, Germany
    Tel. 089 4400-53971 (registration for consultation appointments).

    Since 2018, the phoniatrist Prof. Echternach has been offering consultation appointments especially for singers and wind players, for diagnostics and therapy for best performance.