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...

4

Jan

Fear of Injury

BY Annie Strauch

Fear of Injury Written by: Haydee Ferguson, Physiotherapist When you ask a performer what their biggest fear is – many will say it is the fear of getting injured. However, it is important to remember that your performing life is...

30

Dec

Confessions of a Crack Addict

BY Maddie Hicks

Confessions of a Crack Addict The truth is I’m a crack addict.  A hip crack addict that is… Growing up in the ballet studio it was the norm to click, clunk, crunch, crack, snap, pop, and grind. It’s almost a...

20

Dec

Twelve Tips of Christmas

BY Alana Pryor

The 12 Tips of Christmas Myotherapist, Alana Pryor  Excited for Christmas? We are! In the midst of parties, decorations, food and fun we have a few tips that can help you get through the silly season. 1. Lifting. It’s December....


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