PHYSIOTHERAPY & STRENGTH TRAINING FOR DANCING

A comprehensive
approach towards
Injury Management

This is the place where you can trust all your injury management and prevention needs are met.

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The physical rigor that dancing requires, though rewarding, can take its toll on the body and lead to injuries, aches and pains. In order to ensure minimal time away from training and performances, a specialised approach for injury management and performance is required.

What we treat

  • Lower back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Clicking and snapping hip
  • Stress fracture rehab
  • Acute fracture rehab
  • Posture related issues
  • Persistent pain
  • Patellofemoral pain
  • Meniscal knee injury
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Ankle sprains
  • Posterior ankle pain
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  • Pointe-related pain and injury
  • Toe pain
  • Arch pain
  • Tendinopathy
  • Tendonitis
  • Knee sprains
  • Issues with flexibility
  • Hypermobility
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Shoulder instability
  • Underactive or overactive core
  • Overuse or ‘misuse’ injuries
  • Calf strains
  • Hamstring strains
  • Neural tension
  • Shin splints

How we treat

  • Massage
  • Joint mobilisation and manipulation
  • Individualised exercise programs
  • Dry needling
  • Cupping therapy
  • Sports taping
  • Technique analysis
  • Education
  • Collaboration between physio, dancer, parent and dance teacher
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Pre-pointe
Assessments

We know that being able to finally dance in pointe shoes is one of the most exciting milestones for any young ballet dancer and we want to ensure the transition to pointe shoes is a safe and enjoyable one. Passing the pre pointe assessment allows the dancer, parent, and teacher to move forward to this next stage with full confidence. During and after the assessment, important findings that came up in the assessment will be discussed and exercises are provided if needed. We recommend dancer’s have their initial pre-pointe assessment at least 3 months prior to when they hope to start pointe class work.

It’s also recommended that dancer’s should speak with their dance teacher before booking their pre-pointe assessment.

Regular in-clinic
small group
sessions

Strength and conditioning sessions are extremely valuable for any dancer who is participating in multiple dance classes across multiple genres. These sessions are designed to improve strength, power, stability and elevation, as well as flexibility in the safest way possible. Dancer’s will be taken through a program incorporating weights, resistance bands and pilates equipment that is designed specific to the dancer’s body, their capabilities and specific needs.

Dancer’s may choose to participate in weekly or fortnightly sessions and will be given the option to exercise in a group of 2, 3 or 4.

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