Performing Arts and Dance Medicine
Datasource: Dance Rehabilitation
To be a successful dancer or performing artist, it takes athletic skill as well as creative talent. At the Memorial Sports Medicine Center, we provide physical therapy and rehabilitation services for dancers and performing artists.
Our experienced team — many of whom are dancers themselves — understand the physical demands your artistry requires. We work with performers from youth through professional levels in one-on-one, 45-minute therapy sessions for personalized attention to enhance your performance.
Dance-Focused Physical Therapy
Memorial Sports Medicine Center offers a specialized physical therapy program for dancers and performing artists, from those still in training to professional performers. Physical therapists who have advanced training in dance medicine and sports medicine help artists recover from injury and improve their performance. We speak your language when it comes to dance and performing arts.
Our dance and performing arts program offers:
- Performance-focused physical therapy program: We help dancers and performing artists improve their understanding of posture, proper muscle recruitment and movement in specific dance techniques to recover from and prevent injury. You work with your physical therapist in one-on-one, 45-minute sessions designed for dancers who practice any form of dance, from classical to street styles.
- Care designed by dancers for dancers: As current or former dancers themselves, our physical therapists and affiliated doctor understand dance movements and how they differ from movements in other sports. You receive training and education to help improve posture, muscle recruitment and other factors to achieve your performance goals.
- Dance and sports medicine training: Our therapists have extensive training in dance injuries and sports physical therapy. We work closely with a Memorial physician who has advanced fellowship training and board certifications in sports medicine and physical rehabilitation. Our specialist serves as the company physician for Miami City Ballet.
- Physical therapy for all performing artists: If you’re a musician, circus performer, ballroom dancer or member of a marching band, we have therapy tailored for you. We work at the local, national and international levels to advance care for performing artists. We provide training and education in injury recovery and prevention to optimize your performance.
- On-site clinics and health fairs: Our team provides on-site services such as pre-participation screenings for dance companies and freelance dancers. In our clinics, we assess posture, symmetry, balance, technique, and we look for early signs of stress or injury. Through community health fairs, we provide education to raise awareness about injuries and other medical issues specific to dancers and performing artists.
To schedule an appointment or learn more about the Performing Arts and Dance Medicine program at Memorial, call 954-265-8326.