Evaluation/Correction of Alignment Our therapists will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine areas at risk for injury, define patterns of movement impairment, address the needs of the client and tailor a program to reach his or her goals.
Flexibility Testing will dictate the areas to be stretched using both static and dynamic techniques. Soft tissue and joint mobilization will jump-start the process and maintain good alignment.
Strengthening/Balance Focus of this phase will be to improve balanced strength and flexibility in multiple muscle groups. Final aspect would be to teach the dancer how to sequence properly without compensation through dynamic movements specific to the type of dance.
Functional Dance This phase will focus on training your body to meet the demands of dance. If you need fast and explosive movements then you must train your nervous system to activate the muscle to respond in that manner. Our extensive knowledge in dance and experience with athletes will allow us to assist in specific dance movements to perform them more efficiently and with proper posture to reduce the risk of injury. The length of this phase may vary depending on the goals of the dancer.
The Benefits Include:
Learn strategies to keep your fitness at peak level. Be at your best and avoid injury to advance performance.
better muscle recruitment (larger % of muscle contraction)
decreased joint restriction
decreased muscle and fascia restriction
creates better body awareness which allows the athlete to move freely
peak performance being “in the zone” because they are not fighting their own body to perform
D.A.N.S.E Approach to Enhance Performance
A program that has your professional career in mind so that you can dance longer and stronger.
The program is designed to address these common problems and more. It takes information into transformation. This information brings the body back to its natural state of balance creating the ability to work from a pure plumb line.
We train dancers how to correctly listen to their bodies. Each person is different and the corrections and solutions for each dancer is individual. What other dancers are doing may not work for you or improve your performance.
Information is empowering because it tells you why and how the correction should be done. We assist you in bridging the gap between the teacher’s correction and how to apply it in class.
Addressing the whole-body using techniques such as integrated coaching gives the athlete a strong base physically, nutritionally while sharpening your mental focus on your dance outcome and maximizing peak performance.
I am a registered physical therapist specializing in adolescents, young adult, and adult athletes since 2004. Physical Therapy Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
I am a registered Physical therapist. I received my bachelors in athletic training from Barry University in Miami Florida. I have worked with athletes at the high school, college, and professional level.
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