Plantar plate injuries are common dance issues that many performers push through without seeking professional advice. What is a plantar plate injury and how does its functionality affect dancers?
An ingrown toenail is a common problem if you are a dancer, especially a...
Releasing fascia can be a key factor in the treatment of chronic aches and pains, injuries and restrictions. And, importantly for dancers, it improves flexibility and mobility.
Intrinsic foot strength is something that can be measured and improved. Dance training, rehearsing and performing, combined with the correct knowledge of how to condition the arch of the foot, will increase strength in these muscles.
Suppressing flutters of excitement, the ballet dancer holds her position at the barre before sinking gently back to the floor. She’s dreamed about this for years. As she rises again, the studio light catches sparkles of grey in her perfect ballet bun.
From the earthy grunge of hip hop to the endless grace of classical ballet, dancers tell stories with their bodies. They flow through space, creating emotive shapes and patterns, connecting passionately with their audience. But the dedication involved in consistent training, perfecting choreography and striving to achieve their best can sometimes lead to injury. Young […]