Dance Injury Recovery and Technique Enhancement

After having been a professional dancer for over 40 years, having to learn to work with my own injuries including a very severe “career ending” back injury, I have learned a lot about how to rehabilitate dancers. Dancers are athletes but they need special attention that does not fall into the sports medicine model.

 

Dancers are highly trained, very body aware individuals that do not respond well to general strengthening exercises. They need technique correction and analysis with a studied eye that gives attention to the most minute detail. Any movement that is going “wrong” at the first few millimeters is only going to become more “wrong” as the range of motion increases. The understanding of dance technique and the refined nature of the movements in dance is the only way to develop a treatment plan that will have a positive outcome for the dancer.

Dancers are only about dance….they cannot be stopped. I can help them!

I offer Injury Prevention Workshops, Nutrition lectures, Technique Analysis, and Injury Rehabilitation for dancers of all styles and levels, from recreational and social dance to professionals. I teach in dance schools and companies as well as individual sessions.

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The needs of dancers with injuries are not the same as an athlete. Dancers are athletes but also artists and even though their work is as physically demanding as any athlete, they cannot sacrifice range of motion or fine motor control while healing from injury. Having been a professional dancer, Amy understands dance technique and artistry intimately.

 

When her knowledge of dance is combined with her experience with injury rehabilitation, the dancer receives complete attention to the details of technique and aesthetics as well as recovery.

 

Services for dancers include :

-Technique Evaluation and Technique Enhancement includes supplemental help with technical issues that are impeding the dancers progress.

 

  • Injury Rehabilitation and exercises programs to help a dancer recover fully after injuries or surgeries.

  • Dance Medicine workshops

  • Injury Rehabilitation and exercises programs to help a dancer recover fully after injuries or surgeries.

  • Nutrition for Dancers

Contact Amy at Engage Movement Arts to schedule sessions.

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