Dance Medicine

Dance Medicine

Optimize performance and reduce the risk of injury with the help of specialty-trained Physical Therapists.

The practice of dance medicine is focused on prevention and alleviation of dysfunction in the life and body of a dancer. Designed for styles including but not limited to:

  • Ballet
  • Jazz
  • Tap
  • Hip Hop
  • Kick
  • Pom
  • Contemporary
  • Acrobatics
  • Musical Theater
  • Ballroom & Partnering

Who Will Benefit

We realize that every dancer is different. Your unique body and abilities impact how our dance specialists will train you. This program is recommended for:

  • All ages
  • Recreational to competitive dancers
  • Dancers who want to optimize their performance

Private Services

  • Complimentary injury screens
  • Traditional physical therapy rehabilitation services to address injury, pain, or post-operative surgery
  • Biomechanical technique or skills evaluation (video analysis available)
  • Dancer baseline screens:
    • Commonly performed in summer or off-season designed to assess for risk of future injury
    • Includes access to the Genesis Sports Lab technology
  • Performance training sessions that are customizable to the dancer’s needs and goals (private or small group self pay)
  • Custom group workshops designed for instructors, coaches, studios and teams are available by request:
    • Injury prevention, strengthening for technique, jumps and leaps clinic, turns clinic and onsite injury screen clinics

Technique Anaylsis

We provide technique analysis based on your goals and level of feedback desired:

  • One-on-one session focusing on your choice of technique
  • SIMI 2D High Speed Motion Capture: video motion capture system for detailed analysis of all dance technique and movement patterns
  • ForceDecks Force Plates: provides feedback and data on performance, asymmetries, and force production for a series of jumps and isometric testing
  • Analysis will help improve and teach correct dance mechanics, and provide injury prevention tips