We believe in supportive collaboration as the most fundamental element of excellent work.
The Clinic for Science and Health in Artistic Performance (SHAPe Clinic) is a place where injured performing artists at Ohio University can be evaluated, treated and receive health and wellness advice from licensed athletic trainers who have the specialized equipment and knowledge to treat their injuries. The care is provided with no out-of-pocket costs to the patients, who include dancers, musicians, actors, and members of OHIO’s Marching 110. In addition to the clinic, SHAPe provides on-site healthcare coverage for dance concerts, physical theater performances, and Marching 110 football game performances, along with a variety of research and educational activities.
The facility is a unique collaboration between the College of Health Sciences and Professions and the College of Fine Arts. It was launched in August 2013 with the help of faculty and administrators in both colleges, along with a grant from Ohio University’s 1804 Fund.
Each year, a specific trainer is designated as the on-site trainer for the Division of Theater. To ensure the health and safety of the theater community, trainers attend rehearsals and are back stage for all main stage performances.
More information on the Shape Clinic can be found at: https://www.ohio.edu/chsp/ahsw/about/community/shape-clinic.cfm