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Performance Clinic

Home/Performance Clinic

In a place dedicated entirely to the world of music, we have created a specialised health area, the Instrument Clinic. It is a unique and remarkable space in the city, which works with musicians and instrumentalists to analyse the way the instrument is played and the relationship that is established between instrument and musician.

Nothing is left to chance and numerous issues related to physical health, musical performance, possible trauma and continuous performance improvement are explored.

When performing in unison, a musician and their instrument are as one. It is from this intimate relationship that, based on ergonomic knowledge, posture and movements are analysed while playing, as is the music-making context: the instrument and the space, the ancillary support devices, and also practice and performance methods. The analysis is recorded on video so that there are exchanges and discussions with the instrumentalist and subsequent guidance on what can be changed or corrected so that the relationship becomes more harmonious.

If you would like to get involved, contact us: musicandhealth@mouco.pt


Home/Performance Clinic

Innovative service with a holistic, multidisciplinary and transversal approach. Promotion of Physical and Mental Health and Performance Optimization.

Musician’s Health Sessions

Aimed at musicians and other performers, both professionals and amateurs, they consist of health assessment and guidance regarding the instrument and musical practice.

It is a service that is based on knowledge of ergonomics, physiotherapy and performance sciences and is indicated to guide the treatment of existing complaints or to prevent these problems.

Session Duration: 60 minutes


Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Weekends, exclusive service to musicians who are included in the cultural program of M.ou.Co. Between 9 am and 8 pm.

Psychology and Performance Optimization Sessions

Aimed at musicians and other performers, both professionals and amateurs, they consist of assessment, intervention and psychological support for students and professionals in the Performing Arts.

The intervention valences cover: anxiety management, pain management, regulation of a lifestyle oriented to specificities such as schedules, tours, sleep and eating behavior, performance optimization (training of mental skills for perfectionism management, exposure to audiences, emotional and physiological regulation, participation in auditions, visualization and imagery techniques).

Session Duration: 50-60 minutes


Tuesdays from 15:30 to 20:00.