Dancers experience injury when their bodies cannot support the positions and loads of dance training. They are also susceptible during times of growth, increased training hours and at times of significant change.
Our team of physiotherapists can provide specialised treatment:
- Injury Management
- Pre-pointe Assessments
- Conditioning for Sustainable Dance
- Injury Prevention
These treatments aim to ensure a dancer gets the best out of their body and is able to perform at an elite level.
Injury management is dancer specific and involves a thorough assessment and may include the use of real time ultrasound.
Over the years we have come to understand the cumulative effects of specific repeated movement training in the studio on the dancer’s body. There are common conditioning inputs that may be very effective in preventing injury, and supporting positions for dance movements. Individual programs are available including those for mild scoliosis.
Pointe shoe transition may be safely done following a pre-pointe assessment. Transition onto pointe can be advised in stages should there be insufficient strength to sustain the position.
Leanne is a SPECIALIST SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPIST (FACP) with 4 years experience at the Australian Ballet. She provides a specialist second opinion service for complex dance injuries or those failing to progress. Leanne takes time to liaise with other care providers and teachers, to clarify diagnosis, relevant treatment options and expected outcomes and time-frames for return from injury.
What to bring
- Dance Shoes
Rebates are available through your private health insurance extras cover.