Care for Our Musicians

The Musician Treatment Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to assisting professional musicians with upper limb orthopedic care. MTF helps eligible professional musicians who are uninsured or underinsured and cannot afford the care they need for their shoulders, elbows, and hands. MTF takes the lead in orchestrating our musicians’ specialized care at reduced or no cost from experienced orthopedic surgeons in Austin, New York City, and dozens of other cities across the United States.

If you are a musician in need of orthopedic care, please contact us at and we will explore your eligibility for MTF assistance. Basic eligibility includes professional musician status, income level, and proximity to one of our Physicians for Musicians cities.

Please explore information about MTF’s care mission here. We are privileged to share the stories and talents of the musicians who MTF has assisted and who are in turn paying it forward to other musicians.

Hear a Beneficiary’s Story

Phil Hurley featured on The Independent Minded Podcast

Ron Scalzo talks with guitarist Phil Hurley about Gigolo Aunts, Tracy Bonham, The South Austin Moonlighters, and how the Musician Treatment Foundation fixed his hand and saved his livelihood. Listen here!

Musician Testimonials

Musician Mondays

Musician Monday featuring Luis Angel Ibanez

Join us on the MTF Facebook page today for a very special Musician Monday! Today we’re excited to share some original music from Luis Angel Ibanez, as well as a few stories about musician injuries from, the profound impact they can have on musicians, and what it’s like living as a musician during the COVID […]

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Musician Monday featuring DJ Kimmy K

DJ Kimmy K has been a professional DJ for over 20 years in Texas, New York, and Florida. She has performed for over 1 million people in her career and has won several DJ competitions, winning her spot as the 1st female DJ in DIsney’s history.  She performed at Austin City Limits 3 years in a row and at SXSW in 2016, 2017, 2018. 

Standing humbly and grounded, she puts her faith first and loves helping, through music, that inspires and lifts energy levels with a smile always on her face.

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Musician Monday featuring Nathan Williams

Join us this Monday, March 8th for a special Musician Monday featuring professional clarinetist Nathan Williams! The video will go live on the MTF Facebook page at 12pm CST on March 8th, and will be available anytime after for your viewing pleasure. Our Musician Monday Series showcases the music and stories of artists who have […]

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Musician Spotlights

Musician Spotlight: Dr. Hailey Walterman

What inspired you to start playing music? I started playing the viola much like many other young musicians–through my 6th grade public school music program. However, unlike many others I was immediately drawn to the viola; during an instrument demo I absolutely fell in love with the rich sound of the viola. I always say […]

Musician Spotlight: Eleanor Kleiner

What inspired you to start playing music? I think I was drawn to the emotionality of music from a young age and kind of fascinated by its ability to evoke and express emotions. But most importantly it just felt good! Who are some of your musical inspirations? I grew up listening to The Beatles, Simon […]

Musician Spotlight: Charlie Faye

What inspired you to start playing music? I’ve had a strong connection with music since I was a little kid. Now I get to see my daughter, who is 3 ½, experiencing the same thing, which is amazing. Who are some of your musical inspirations? A lot of my inspiration comes from the soul and […]

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