Dancer Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
Dancer Injury Prevention Screen
Stay on stage with this movement assessment for strength, coordination, and balance affecting common injury sites.
Static and dynamic alignment assessment.
Identify causes for challenging turn-out, which contributes to frequent dance injuries.
Dancer education on research-based injury prevention tips.
Leave this assessment with confidence knowing your strengths.
Receive an action plan for concern areas to help keep your body stay safe and performing throughout the season!
This dancer injury prevention screen is based on recommendations from the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at NYU Langone Health.
En Pointe Readiness Screen
Is your daughter dreaming of going en pointe?
Dance teachers and medical professionals agree that waiting until she is at least eleven years old- & preferably 12 or 13- is important for injury prevention. In fact, as of 2018 the Youth American Grand Prix no longer allows a dancer to compete en pointe until she is eleven years old.
In addition to age, technique, teacher recommendation, ankle/knee/hip/back stability, and progressive training are essential for injury prevention.
Is your dancer interested, but you aren’t sure that she is ready? Core Dynamics PT and Wellness offers an En Pointe Readiness screen based on recommendations from the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at NYU Langone Health.
Dance Injury Rehab
Injured? We understand the unique needs of dancers and will work to keep the rest of your body conditioned while you rehabilitate an injury.
Early treatment helps you heal more completely and prevent future more serious injuries. Especially ankle sprains!
Seeking care does not always mean you must miss class or a performance. In fact, we can help you perform better for many injuries.Receive an action plan for concern areas to help keep your body stay safe and performing throughout the season!
This dance injury rehab program includes full evaluation of your injury including differential diagnosis, static and dynamic movement assessment, and action plan including exercise prescription, manual therapy, joint mobilization, myofascial release, active release technique, instrument assisted soft tissue massage, cupping, kinesiotape, leukotape, and modification strategies as appropriate.
Follow-up Session (60 min)
Common Conditions Treated
Toe, Foot, and Ankle Pain
Flexor Hallucis Tendinopathy
Hip Labral Tears
Hip Flexor Tendinopathy
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Rotator Cuff Injury
Stress Fractures: metatarsals, tibia, sesamoids and lumbar spine