Dancers / Ballerinas and Gymnasts

Dancers use their bodies to create extraordinary movements with control. Understanding the range of motion and strength required to make these movements takes special training. Each of the various dance styles from Ballet to Modern places different demands on the body.

Physical therapists who specialize in dance medicine address rehabilitation for dance injuries, while also providing expertise to help dancers perform better. We can help improve dancers/gymnast’s performance by building strength and flexibility in order to avoid injuries.

When injured, it is vital for dancers to have a provider who understands what movements are needed in order to return to dance. For improving performance, dance medicine specialists know what to look for, what to treat, and how to apply principles of advanced rehabilitation and movement science to maximize performance.

Have you received a dance injury?

Dancing requires a person to develop extreme strength and stamina as well as maintain high levels of flexibility. Just like any other physical activity though, dancing poses a risk of many types of injuries.

Synergy Physical Therapy in Bellevue, WA provides therapeutic rehabilitative services to our patients who have sustained injuries from dancing. We understand how important dancing is to you, especially if it’s your career, and we’ll do our very best to help you get back up on your feet without pain.

Call our clinic in Bellevue, WA today to learn more about our methods of treatment for dance injuries.

Types of dance injuries

There are many kinds of dance injuries that can occur as a result of overuse, improper movement, or just by accident. When a dancer doesn’t have adequate time to rest between practices or performances, extra stress can be placed on joints and muscles, causing injury.

A few common types of dance injuries Synergy Physical Therapy can treat are:

Common Dance Conditions We Treat Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  • Ankle, Foot and Toe Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Hip Impingement
  • Low Back Injuries
  • Core Muscle Weakness
  • Muscle Imbalance of the Lower Extremities
  • Thoracic and Rib Pain

It’s important that you don’t continue to try and dance when you’re injured, as this could cause further complications and pain! If you’ve been diagnosed with any of these injuries, you will most likely require the care of a physical therapist for rehabilitation.

How Synergy Physical Therapy can help

Physical therapists are skilled specialists in the areas of movement and functionality. A Bellevue, WA physical therapist will not only be able to manage and relieve your pain symptoms from a dance injury, they’ll also be able to help prevent the same problem from plaguing you in the future!

At your first appointment, your therapist will do a full body assessment. They will ask you where your pain is located, and may require you to perform a few tests as well to measure your ability to walk or balance. They will also ask you questions about previous injuries, as well as what kind of dancing you do on a daily basis. After your assessment, your physical therapist will create a customized treatment plan geared toward your recovery from your dance injury.

All therapy treatments are different, but a few methods your Synergy Physical Therapy physical therapist may choose to include in yours are:

  • Pilates
  • Postural correction
  • Manual therapy
  • Kineseotaping
  • Endurance training

You will work one on one with your physical therapist to restore your normal range of motion, strength, flexibility, and dancing abilities. The ultimate goal for physical therapy when it comes to a dance injury is to get you back out on the floor, doing what you love without nagging pain hindering you!

Call us today for an appointment

If you’ve sustained an injury from dancing, call our clinic in Bellevue, WA today to schedule a consultation with one of our physical therapists. Your health and wellbeing are of the utmost importance to us at Synergy Physical Therapy, and we’ll make sure you’re on your way to recovery and feeling your best in no time at all.