Are you a dancer with an injury, or a dance-mom struggling to see your child perform in pain? Then book an appointment with our physiotherapist, Carolina Rotondo, at Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation in Oakville, ON today! She’s got the knowledge, experience, and the passion to see that you’re back to performing at an optimal level.
What is dancer rehabilitation?
Dancers are both artists and athletes, performing at the highest levels of human performance; and with that, they bring a unique variety of health and sports medicine related issues that require a strong knowledge & appreciation of their craft. When it comes to physiotherapy evaluation and treatment, dancers are different in many ways. In evaluating injured dancers, your physiotherapist must not only focus on the injury, but an effort must also be made to understand the reason for the injury. This is true for all types of dance. In understanding the types and patterns of injury, we can hopefully prevent many of them in the future, or lessen the extent of the injury if it should occur.
Our comprehensive Dancer Rehabilitation program includes:
A pre-season assessment at Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation in Oakville, ON consists of 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.
Dance specific rehabilitation
Using movements that often appear in dance training, this dance-specific physiotherapy assessment at Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation occurs after an injury has occurred. The goal is not only rehabilitation of the injury, but also identifying those factors that led to the injury and eliminating them from daily practice. Our dance physiotherapist understands the daily demands of various dance practices and performance, which allows her to develop a program of care using the most appropriate therapeutic techniques and progression of dance-specific exercises.. This allows the dancer to return to the studio or stage as quickly as possible.
Having a physiotherapist 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.
There are several benefits to seeing a physiotherapist who’s been in your shoes. Book your appointment at Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation today, and ask to start your dancer rehabilitation with Carolina Rotondo!