Activate Dance Physio offers assessments and treatment for dancers of all ages and performance ability….
from professional through to students just starting out. Treating dancers and performance artists is our passion!
We understand your specific needs and challenges. Ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip-hop, ballroom and highland dancing are just some of the genres we cover!
We recognize the need to treat dancers and performers throughout their career and not just at the time of injury. We have specific expertise in improving areas of concern and tailoring our programs to the individual.
At Activate Dance Physio Susie Bond provides evidence-based diagnosis and treatment. Many of the physios and Pilates instructors at Activate, have experience in performance dance, so can provide specific direction on the physical capabilities of each student.
Who Can Benefit from Dance Physiotherapy and Dance Conditioning exercise?
At Activate Dance Physio we understand that a dancer does not want to stop dancing!! There are injuries relating to dance and artistic performance are unique, requiring specialised physiotherapy knowledge. You want to get back to class and performance as quickly and safely as possible.
Our services for dancers and performance artists include:
Many of our team have dance careers in dance performance and teaching, so they have ideal understanding of your performance needs. We focus on your body areas that are most at risk and that need strengthening and motor control balance. We are here to ensure you get the best possible care. This includes communication with parents, dance teachers, doctors, other health practitioners and employers, as directed by the individual client.
At Activate Dance Physio, recovery from injury and a safe return to the stage, are our main priorities. Our approach may include deep tissue releases, gentle muscle energy techniques, manual joint mobilisation techniques, laser trigger point release, support taping or other traditional physiotherapy treatments.
Our treatment is influenced on work done by Sue Mayes and the The Australian Ballet Physio and rehab team, Dr Alison Grimaldi (Hip programme), Robyn Gant (foot and ankle) and many other top researchers. There is a strong hands on manual therapy approach and detailed exercise rehab progressions and advice.
Some of the most common dance related injury and conditions treated are:
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