En Pointe: Common Foot Injuries in Ballet Dancers

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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…

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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…

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Strength & Conditioning for Dancers

Strength and Conditioning training for dancers

Thinking of Going En-pointe? You might need a Pre-Pointe Assessment. Download our FREE RESOURCE on 4 common injury risk factors identified in Pre-Pointe Assessments. Find Out More Find our physio clinic in Brisbane Tarragindi Our Brisbane Physiotherapy Clinic, services areas including: Brisbane, Tarragindi, Mount Gravatt, Holland Park, Rocklea, Yeronga, Annerley, Camp Hill, Carindale, Coorparoo, Salisbury,…

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Injuries In Street Dancers. A Guide to Injury Recovery & Prevention.

Street dance encompasses many different styles of dance, all with their own unique history, culture, and evolution over time. PhysioTec’s dance physiotherapists regularly assess and develop dance injury prevention and management programs for dancers. This blog will highlight some common street dance injuries and what you can do to prevent or recover from these injuries…

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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…

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