Injury Prevention??

Treatments offered at Natureworks that can help with injury prevention and recovery:

Acupuncture? ? ? ?| ? ? ? Alexandra Technique? ? ? ?| ? ? ??Body Stress Release

Deep Tissue Massage? ? ? ?| ? ? ??Active Isolated Stretching? ? ? ?| ? ? ? ? ? Sports & Remedial massage

Shiatsu? ? ? ?| ? ? ??Osteopathy? ? ? ?| ? ? ??Zero Balancing

For many people dance may not spring to mind when thinking about sports, but the physical demands placed on the bodies of dancers have been shown to make them just as susceptible as football players to injury. In particular, most professional dancers began dancing at the age of five or six, the repetitive practice of movements that require extreme flexibility, strength, and endurance make them prime candidates for overuse injuries. 
in Dancers are exposed to a wide range of risk factors for injury. The most common issues that cause dance injuries include:

  • Type of dance and frequency of classes, rehearsals, and?performances
  • Duration of training
  • Environmental conditions such as hard floors and cold studios
  • Equipment used, especially shoes
  • Individual dancer’s body alignment
  • Prior history of injury
  • Nutritional deficiencies

 

Getting and keeping dancers free of injury in a fun environment is key to helping them enjoy a lifetime of physical activity and dance. With a few simple steps, and some teamwork among parents, teachers and medical professionals, dancers can keep on their toes and in the studio with a healthy body.

A few key things to prevent injury:injury prevention

  • Wear properly fitting clothing and shoes
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Resist the temptation to dance through pain
  • Pay close attention to correct technique
  • Be mindful of the limits of your body and do not push too fast too soon
  • Perform proper warm-up and cool-down

 

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