Tips and insights on dance medicine and staying healthy naturally
YES! We can help you!
As we continue to grow, we get a lot of messages with people wondering if we can help them with their particular situation.
The short answer is YES!
Here's a list of some of the more frequent questions and situations that we get asked about. So if any of these sound like you, smessage us so we can get you back on your feet! Here's some of the top things we can help with:
So you've just finished class and your foot hurts. You do that and take a few ibuprofen because you know that reduces pain and swelling. By class the next day your pain is gone so you go ahead and take class. The next morning your foot is hurting again.
This scenario is all too familiar to me when working with my clients. But many times dancers focus so much on pain that they are missing the bigger picture...
In honor of Valentine's Day I decided to take time out to give a few easy tips for those of you wondering how to increase more cardiovascular training into your class and rehearsal schedule. So here's 5 easy ways to get your heart pumping while improving your technique and performance!
Top 3 Causes of Knee Tightness and Pain in Dancers
Knee issues are one of the most frequent complaints we get from our clients, but not all knee symptoms are for the same reason. We’ll run down the top 3 reasons behind knee issues in dancers and clue you in on solutions to get you back on your feet in no time! : )
In most cases, and particularly in dancers, scoliosis is NOT cause for panic. It often has simple causes and solutions to resolve it and get dancers feeling better and back to training. Many times the curves associated with scoliosis seem stubborn; they don't reduce with bracing, stretching, or strengthening regimen. But that's likely because the cause of the curve isn't being addressed.
Talking about nutrition WITHOUT talking about food
Food is such a taboo topic these days. Conversations about eating healthy can quickly turn into judgemental conversations about food choices and body image, which makes having conversation about nutrition difficult at times.
Let's talk about postures!!! Why??? Because the majority of them can be fixed when you understand the type and the cause. Knowing those factors make it easier to create a plan to resolve them and improve performance.
Remember how we always say the body is connected? Here's a real life case of how food allergies helped us get rid of this dancer's ankle pain just in time for her perform with her teammates and bring home a national competition win!
Cold symptoms DON'T always mean you're sick, yet...
Most of us know the symptoms of a cold or flu well. The most frequently experienced symptoms include: body aches, chills, fever, sneezing, congestion, and skin irritation/sensitivity. But do you know why these symptoms REALLY happen?? As annoying as these symptoms are, believe it or not, they don’t happen because you are actually “sick..."
One of my mentors posted this recently, and I reposted it as it's one of the foundations of how I treat my clients. I can often see what's holding back my clients' health, keeping them in pain or poor performance by the subtle clues that are often overlooked. These clues are the body's way of telling us a system needs help. On my repost, one of my current clients asked: "What are some subtle signs to look for?" So, I thought I'd cover some of the major signs I use as indicators of system dysfunction.
Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the tissue sheet that runs along the bottom of the foot from the heel to the toes. While this explanation is simple enough, it doesn’t tell us WHY plantar fasciitis happens in the first place.