Like many athletes, dancers often challenge and push their bodies to levels that put them at greater risk for injury. Dancers are artistic athletes who must balance extreme ranges of motion while maintaining muscular strength and endurance while ensuring it is perceived to be effortless. Unfortunately, the stress and repetition of practicing and performing can take a toll on your body.
When it comes to evaluation and treatment of your dance injury, your physiotherapist at Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation will not only focus on the injury, but help you understand the reason for the injury. This is true for all types of dance. Furthermore, your therapist will help you recognize patterns that would indicate a pending injury so that you can be proactive in lessening the extent of the injury, if not prevent the injury entirely. Make Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation your preferred physiotherapy clinic for a dance injury in Oakville, ON. Request an appointment, with Carolina Rotondo, and get on the road to recovery.
Like many athletes, dancers often challenge and push their bodies to levels that put them at greater risk for injury. As a dancer, you rely upon your bodies to make your craft possible. Unfortunately, the stress and repetition of practicing and performing can take a toll on your body. Unlike the average athlete, you are unable to wear bulky braces or too much tape – your body needs to reach an extreme range of motion, as well as maintain the strength of your muscles and endurance. We understand this, which is why Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation is the preferred physiotherapy clinic for a dancing injury in Oakville, ON. Request an appointment from us today and get on the road to recovery.
Our approach to your dance injury
Our approach to dance medicine at our Oakville, ON practice is to provide a comprehensive evaluation and design an individualized rehabilitation program to help the dancer return to full function. The goal is not only rehabilitation of the injury, but also identifying those factors that led to injury and eliminating them from daily practice. We understand the daily demands of dance practices and performance from all genres, which allows us to give you the most appropriate progression of dance-specific exercises, and get you back to the stage as quickly as possible. Our ultimate goal at Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation is to see you achieve excellence in your practice by helping you perform at an optimal level.
Some techniques we may use include:
- Soft tissue and joint mobilizations, as well as other forms of manual therapy techniques
- Modifications to dance practice and load management for the resumption of dance after injury
- Strength and conditioning program
- Evaluating alignment in different positions of dance
- Dancer Screener
- Pointe readiness assessments
- On-site treatment
Our physiotherapist at Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation will perform a pre-season biomechanical and movement assessment of a dancer’s health and wellness using both surveys and physical tests. Ideally, screening is performed before any pain or injury occurs. Screening helps dancers with goal-setting, effective and efficient dance training, injury prevention, and tips to sustain life-long dancing. It also helps dance educators identify trends, strengths, weaknesses in their dancers and plan a dance specific conditioning program. We’re looking forward to seeing you at our Oakville, ON clinic for your dancer screening. Alternatively, if you’re in Oakville or surrounding areas, we’re happy to bring this service to your studio!
Pointe Readiness Assessments
Our expertise in dance at Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation includes assessing the dancer for her ability to initiate pointe training using biomechanical, strength and balance testing.
Having one of our Oakville, ON therapists present backstage or in-studio in the event of injury is an ideal way to address the injury as soon as it occurs and shorten the recovery timeline. Follow this link to our event coverage page for more information.
If you’re a dancer or dance educator in Oakville, ON or surrounding areas, contact Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation today to learn more about getting the right service for your performing arts needs. Carolina Rotondo, our talented dance physiotherapist is eager to work with you.