The physical demands and repetitive movements of dance and the fine arts can cause injuries that limit the ability to perform at a high level. Dr. Amanda Edwards specializes in the unique needs of dancers andÂ performing artists.Â Dance rehabilitation includes a detailed physicalÂ examination that assesses posture, strength, movement patterns andÂ performance techniques.Â An individualized treatment plan will be developed to reduce pain, improve stability and get dancers moving again.
Dancers require unique strength and flexibility, which other performers and athletes do not. Because of this, they are prone to injury if not physically prepared for training and performances. One way to reduce incidence of dance injury is to ensure that the dancer is physically and psychologically prepared for pointe work. The exciting part is that there are ways to test whether your dancer is ready to put on those pointe shoes!
AdditionalÂ therapeutic benefits include:
- Return to Full Performance Level
- Injury Prevention
- Improved Alignment
- Enhanced Dance Technique
- Increased Joint and Muscle Mobility
Conditions treated by the program are:
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Muscle Tension
- Sprains and Strains
- Ankle Instability
- Muscle Imbalance
- Postural Issues
- Core Weakness