Dance-related injuries are assessed for, treated for, and prevented through the use of physiotherapy for dancers.
To help you better grasp the special needs involved in this form of movement, specialists have skilled physios like at Incline Health who were raised in a variety of dance genres. Dancers frequently consult these physiotherapists for pre-pointe evaluations, prevention of injury, and injury treatment. In addition to keeping up with the most recent dance-related studies, trends, and healing approaches, they pursue additional dance-specific Physiotherapy training.
How Physio Work
Specialists offer a variety of dance physiotherapy services, such as:
Treatment and recovery for dance injuries
for any dance-related illnesses or injuries, primarily those affecting the ankle, foot, hips, lower limbs, and back. Learn more about a few of these typical sports-related ailments or wounds here.
Your method and biomechanics that can lead to injury can be evaluated by expert physiotherapists. This might involve things like turnout, posture and core control, alignment, strength, and mobility. It can also involve things like foot and ankle control.
Education and Improvement of Technique and Performance
Experts can offer knowledge and solutions to assist you to improve in these areas and help you reach your dancing goals after an examination and analysis of technique, mobility, and strength.
To establish if you are prepared to start dancing en Pointe, teachers may suggest or request pre-pointe evaluations.
Pre Pointe evaluations take into account turnout, core strength, foot and ankle control, and lower limb strength. If necessary, we can create a home exercise regimen to aid in the improvement of these regions. This evaluation and home exercise regimen not only help you get ready for Pointe work, but they frequently have the added benefit of enhancing your entire dancing technique.
Professional physiotherapists can offer 1:1 training classes or on-site workshops to support this since they firmly think that education can help prevent injury and improve technique. These discussions may touch on:
- Ankle and foot control
- Getting ready for Pointe work
- Hip power and turnout
- Alignment and posture
- Core command
- Dance exams in the secondary and tertiary levels
How to Prepare
Experts often begin treatment with a thorough first assessment to make sure we can accurately comprehend and identify your problems. A discussion of your dance goals, any pertinent injuries, and technique areas you want to work on comes first.
The next step is a physical evaluation by one of our physiotherapists, which will be tailored to your injury or technical areas you wish to work on. This evaluation will cover alignment, posture, foot and ankle control, flexibility, lower limb strength, and core control, among other things.
Treatment of Dance Injuries
If you are visiting us for therapy on a specific injury, specialists will collaborate to choose a course of action that takes into account your objectives.
To relieve pain, improve mobility, and regain strength, is likely to require routine hands-on therapy such as soft tissue release and joint mobilizations.
Conclusion:- In addition to receiving therapy, you will also receive a home workout program and advice on how to make the most of dancing class while recovering.
To ensure that everybody is on the same page while you recuperate, your physiotherapist may also communicate with your dance instructors, physicians, or parents as needed.