Dance Rehabilitation at Innova

Innova Physical Therapy addresses the unique demands of dance and the performing arts. Our physical therapists are highly skilled and experienced with dancers of all levels. Innova offers one-on-one, 60 minute appointments with PTs that specialize in dance rehabilitation. We have the experience, skills, teamwork and knowledge to get you back to beautiful movement.

Injury Prevention Workshops

  • How can I protect my bone health and prevent stress fractures?
  • How do I know which pains I should work through and which pains could be more serious?
  • How do I determine which parts of my foot need to be released?
  • How do I safely improve my turn out?

All of these questions and many more are addressed by Innova's Group Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement Workshops.

Pre-Point Evaluations

Transition to pointe is a key step in the evolution of the developing dancer. Innova offers Pre-pointe evaluations to ensure a safe and successful transition to pointe. We work with the dancer, family and instructor(s) to make sure the dancer is properly prepared. We evaluate the entire musculoskeletal and neuromuscular system as well as technique and control. Often the ballet student may not be optimally prepared at their first assessment for full pointe. That experience should be viewed as an opportunity to identify key areas that need to be addressed to optimize performance and prevent injury.

Innova's pre-pointe assessment is focused on identifying areas of technique or biomechanical restrictions that may be limiting the dancer from performing at their best. Simple stretches and exercises focused on correcting these issues can make a huge difference to the dancer’s classical technique as well as their safety, when progressing onto pointe.

Please reach out to us at Innova for more information.

Performance Enhancement

We treat more than pain. Often dancers are plagued by impairments that are not necessarily painful but adversely affect performance. By optimizing a dancer's body, we prevent injury by minimizing compensations that affect movement.

Innova's PTs deconstruct complex movement patterns into precise tests and measures to determine which body impairments are barriers to your optimal performance. We have the skill to effectively address those barriers and facilitate change.

Innova provides more value through education, self-evaluation and self-treatment. Give us a call whether you want more extension, jump height, flexibility, turn out, balance or control.

 

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