Dancers use their bodies to create extraordinary movements with control. Understanding the range of motion and strength required to make these movements takes special training. Each of the various dance styles from Ballet to Modern places different demands on the body.
Physical therapists who specialize in dance medicine address rehabilitation for dance injuries, while also providing expertise to help dancers perform better. When injured, it is vital for dancers to have a provider who understands what movements are needed in order to return to dance. For improving performance, dance medicine specialists know what to look for, what to treat, and how to apply principles of advanced rehabilitation and movement science to maximize performance.
COMMON DANCE CONDITIONS WE TREAT INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
- ankle, foot and toe injuries
- knee pain
- hip impingement
- low back injuries
- core muscle weakness
- muscle imbalance of the lower extremities
- thoracic and rib pain