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Physical Therapy & The 16 Most Common Dance Injuries

The physical demands of ballet are very similar to that of many high level athletic sports, and although dancers are artists and not athletes, the athletic demands of dance choreography place the dancer at risk for injuries. These injuries in dancers can occur in every part of the body, but the majority of them occur in the lower extremities, particularly in the feet and ankles. This is due to the fact that the art requires the foot and ankle to move into extreme positions and to handle hours of repetitive impact loading on a relatively unyielding surface. Unlike most athletes who wear shoes specifically designed to stabilize the foot and absorb shock, ballet dancers wear only a thin slip

Back to School Ergonomics

Now that summer has ended and the school year has started, it is important to evaluate how much of your child’s time is spent sitting doing homework, computer work, reading, studying etc. The average school day is spent primarily sitting at a desk for up to 6 hours. According to a study performed by Dr. Myanna Duncan, Mr. Aadil Kazi and Professor Cheryl Haslam from the Work & Health Research Centre, Loughborough University, prolonged sitting can be detrimental to your health affecting your posture, strength, energy levels and sleeping patterns. The study also found that people who sit for prolonged periods of time during the day are more likely to sit when they are home as well. A typical po

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