As a musician, jazz enthusiast, and author of numerous publications about musicians and dancers, Scott E. Brown, M.D., takes the business of performing arts seriously. His practice focuses on the particular needs of musicians and dancers.
A specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation and an authority in chronic pain, Dr. Brown takes a holistic approach to treatment, designing the most appropriate individual course of therapy for each patient’s unique needs. Evaluation includes a complete medical and performing history, physical examination, and biomechanical assessment.
Treatment is available for tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle cramps, myofascial pain, overuse syndromes, arthritis, chronic pain, nerve entrapment, motor control problems, low back pain, foot and ankle pain, and other joint pain.
Aside from conventional techniques, patients may be referred for complementary approaches such as acupuncture, massage and movement therapies.
Treatment may include a prescribed regimen of relative rest, special therapeutic exercise, instrument modification, injection techniques and physical therapy.
Dr. Brown is available for electrodiagnostic consultations for nerve and muscle disorders. He provides general rehabilitation for severely disabled patients, including amputees and those who have had a stroke, and addresses musculoskeletal injuries that occur in the workplace.
Scott E. Brown, M.D.
Serving as chief, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Brown has a strong interest in the physical challenges faced by performing artists. He is a past president of the Performing Arts Medicine Association. He was the initial editor-in-chief of the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, the official journal of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science.
A frequent speaker on rehabilitation issues, Dr. Brown has written for many publications about performing arts medicine, rehabilitation and workers’ compensation, and teaches the class “Anatomy and Injury Prevention for Musicians” at the Peabody Conservatory. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, “The Life and Music of James P. Johnson – A Case of Mistaken Identity” (Scarecrow Press, 1986) as well as other articles devoted to music.
He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain medicine, and electrodiagnostic medicine.
To schedule a consultation, call 410-601-5597.
Musicians should bring their instruments to the appointment, if possible. Dancers should bring footwear and shorts. A piano is available in the office.