Osgood Schlatter Disease: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

osgood-schlatter-disease-symptoms-causes-treatment

This blog will cover the following points on Osgood Schlatter Disease: What is Osgood Schlatter Disease? Symptoms of Osgood Schlatter Disease Causes of Osgood Schlatter Disease Treatment Options for Osgood Schlatter Disease How we can help you What is Osgood Schlatter Disease Osgood Schlatter Disease or OSD is characterised by pain just below the kneecap,…

Read More

En Pointe: Common Foot Injuries in Ballet Dancers

En-pointe-Common-foot-Injuries-for-Ballet-Dancers

Whether you’re a dancer who is considering starting pointe work soon, a dancer who has just bought their pointe shoes after the pre-pointe assessment has been passed or a family member of a dancer who has begun making regular remarks on the discomfort felt when even just sliding your foot into a pointe shoe, this…

Read More

Safe Stretching for Dancers

Safe Stretching Practices for Dancers

As dancers, we are always trying to improve our flexibility. Online videos and social media have added to the desire for greater ranges of motion, compromising safety and alignment to achieve extreme positions and contortions of the body. Many factors influence a dancer’s flexibility including age, body structure, genetics, gender, bones, muscles, ligaments, nerves, and…

Read More

How Can We Prevent Dance Injuries?

One of the most common questions I get asked as a physiotherapist with a special interest in dance rehabilitation and injury prevention is, “How can we prevent dance injuries?”. GOOD QUESTION! It’s a very valid question considering: the rate of injury in young and adolescent dancers is higher than that reported in young soccer players…

Read More