24

Aug

As Simple as Breathing // Senior Physiotherapist Andrew Pilcher

BY Andrew Pilcher

It’s As Simple as Breathing A look at breathing and how it effects our movement- by Senior Physiotherapist Andrew Pilcher Many would experience ‘breathing well', as a very complicated thing. It is of course automatic, but can be the source...

12

Aug

A Balancing Act // Titled Physiotherapist Catherine Etty-Leal

BY Catherine Etty-Leal

A Balancing Act... Life in this day and age can be busy...really busy! Between work, family, social life and all the other things we try and cram into our lives, it can feel like we’re trying to balance 100 things...

4

Jun

Keeping Warm at Competitions // Dance Physiotherapist Haydee Ferguson

BY Annie Strauch

Keeping Warm at Competitions  Now that winter has definitely set in, it's important to remember to keep your body warm whilst at competitions! Leotards, tights, and tutu’s are not the warmest of costumes and we all know that dancing cold...

9

May

Posterior Impingement

BY Maddie Hicks

Posterior Impingement By Dance & Vocal Physiotherapist Maddie Hicks Pain on rise and en pointe? Discomfort in plie? Tender and puffy behind the ankle? Pain that’s slowly increasing Morning stiffness in the back of the ankle If your answer to...

9

Mar

DANCER’S HIP PAIN: Why surgery isn’t a silver bullet

BY Annie Strauch

Dancer’s Hip Pain - Why surgery is not a silver bullet For all those dancers out there, hip pinching, grabbing and pain can be your biggest barrier when you are in class or rehearsals, or, when you are trying to...

4

Mar

THE HISTORY OF THE POINTE SHOE

BY Alana Pryor

THE HISTORY OF THE POINTE SHOE Ballet has constantly evolved we see this in the quintessential symbol of ballet - the pointe shoe. From heels, to darned slippers to the block shoe of today, ballet shoes have changed significantly over...

15

Feb

The Elusive Turnout

BY Annie Strauch

The Elusive Turn Out   What is it? How do I get it? Can I improve it? As a young dancer, I was guilty of forcing my turn out despite great teachers because as dancers, when do we ever feel...

24

Jan

BEAT THE HEAT

BY Alana Pryor

Beat the Heat  How to Keep to your Exercise Regime I love summer. In the cold of winter, while I hunt for any sun patches, I dream of a blissful life lived in the summer sun. Then it arrives and...

16

Jan

Rehab- How to be better, fitter, and stronger after injury

BY Maddie Hicks

How to be better, fitter, and stronger after injury Injuries aren’t always avoidable, yet despite their prevalence it can still be a scary, confusing, and confronting time for a lot of dancers, singers and performers. Especially if it’s an injury...

10

Jan

TEXT NECK

BY Maddie Hicks

TEXT NECK As we become more dependent on technology in the 21st century, new sustained postural positions are created causing imbalances in our muscles. “Text Neck” is an overuse syndrome or a repetitive stress injury to the neck caused by holding...


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