DANCE MEDICINE & PHYSICAL THERAPY
Denali Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine offers customized dance rehabilitation services that are specific to each dancers needs and style. As a dancer, you demand a lot of your body. Denali Physical Therapy is here to help you make sure you are at your best.
Our services include
- Dance Rehabilitation
- Injury Prevention
- Movement Analysis
- Massage Therapy
- Dry Needling
Our dance rehabilitation typically begins with a comprehensive biomechanical analysis of your body and movement to determine the cause of your injury/ pain. We will analyze your overall performance, conditioning and X to begin a treatment plan to heal the weak or injured body part.
Our therapist, Amanda Atwood has extensive experience with dance. She has been a dancer for 23 years and specializes in ballet, tap, lyrical modern and jazz. Amanda also coached the NAU Dance team from 2008 to 2010.
COMMON DANCE INJURIES
Hip Pain: You hip pain may be caused by one of the following hip conditions: snapping hip pain, labral tears, hip bursitis, hip tendonitis, and hip impingement.
Ankle Pain: Your ankle pain may be caused from ankle instability or an ankle sprain you have experienced.
Stress Fractures: Your joint pain may be caused by a stress fracture. Stress fractures may occur at the metatarsals, tibia, sesamoids and lumbar spine.
Interesting Facts About Dance
4 out of 5 dancers experience injuries due to overuse in their dancing career!
- Overuse injuries comprise 75% of all injuries to amateur dancers
- 57% of injuries in professional ballet dancers are overuse injuries
- 75% to 91% of all ballet injuries affect the lower extremity.
- 39% to 53% of all ballet injuries affect the lower extremity.
- Lumbrosacral pain, or pain of the lower back, affects 62% of dancers
- 29% of dancers have patellofemoral pain syndrome
- 91% of dancers report a snapping hip, and 58% of those dancers have pain from it.
Smith PJ, Gerrie BJ, Varner KE, McCulloch PC, Lintner DM, Harris JD. Incidence and Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Injury in Ballet: A Systematic Review. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 2015;3(7).