Healthy Dancers Clinic

Welcome to the Healthy Dancers' Clinic at the ODC Dance Commons!

The Healthy Dancers' Clinic at ODC, through the volunteer collaboration of academic health care professionals, strives to improve the well-being and healthcare of the dance community through education, musculoskeletal screening, integration of health services, enlightened treatment protocols and injury data analysis, hoping to culminate in prevention.


Our main objectives are to provide guidance and advise dancers/performance artists on injury management, recovery and longevity.

Brief History
The Healthy Dancers' Clinic was created in 2005 by Rick Coughlin, MD and an elite team of inspired physicians and therapists. Today, HDC is leading the way to a new culture of health and wellness for dancers. The Clinic has been coordinated by Associate Director Kendal Alway, DPT since 2007.

Who We Are
We are a volunteer group of students, physicians, physical therapists, and other health care providers, devoted to improving the health of dancers. We work at some of the best clinics in the city. We meet monthly to discuss our goals, educate each other, and work on projects related to the clinic. Our larger membership also includes acupuncturists, nurses, and other clinicians who are working "behind the scenes" to improve care for dancers.


Director volunteers:
Richard Coughlin, MD – Medical Director
Kendall Alway, DPT – Associate Director

Current active clinical volunteers:
Bruna Zanolini, MD
Kendall Alway, DPT
Kristen Belcastro, DPT
Mamie Air, MD
Michelle Harui
Priscilla Park, PT
Quilet Rarang, Pilates Instructor
Richard Coughlin, MD
Shirley Kollman, PT
Stephanie Greenspan, DPT

Other volunteers/contributors:
Augusta Moore, ODC Director of Ballet
Juliet Paramor, Intern
Nancy Kadel, MD
Nicole Foley, Clinic Scheduling
Selina Shah, MD

Appointments are scheduled online. Click here.