“Dancing is more than just moving body parts: it is a pathway of expressing your deepest inner thoughts.” ~ Normani Kordei
I’m injured, now what? Is my dance career over?
No, your dance career is not over, but as dancers we tend to ignore injuries for the sake of dance. However, not addressing injuries quickly and efficiently tends to lead to worsening of the injury and then correlates with longer periods of pain and a more difficult recovery. Therefore, we advocate for early intervention in order to catch issues quickly and avoid any period of not being able to participate in the activity you love, dance.
Within this program we focus on:
- Functional movements
- Static/dynamic functional tests
- Taking into account medical history
Commonly Asked Questions Dancers have with Physical Therapy
Learn more about our dance program, treatments, its stages, and what to expect.
Will I have to stop dancing?
What will my treatment consist of?
- Soft tissue intervention
- Myofascial mobilization
- Joint mobilization where indicated
- Neuromuscular retraining
- Targeted exercises specific to dance
What happens when I am done with Physical Therapy?
What is a Pointe Readiness Program?
Is there a Therapist who understands me as a dancer?
What are common injuries we see with dancers?
- Hip injuries:
- Snapping hip syndrome or dancer’s hip
- Hip impingement
- Labral tears
- Hip flexor tendonitis
- Hip bursitis
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- Foot and ankle injuries:
- Achilles tendonitis
- Trigger toe
- Ankle impingement
- Ankle sprains
- Knee injuries:
- Patellofemoral pain syndrome
- Stress fractures:
- Lumbar spine
- Dancers are also likely to develop arthritis in the knee, hip, ankle, and foot
- You don't have to have an injury to be in pain. We will treat you even if discomfort is your only complaint.