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Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation

Dance Specific Rehabilitation & Treatment

Dance Specific Rehabilitation & Treatment

What is Dance Specific Rehabilitation & Treatment?

Dance specific rehabilitation and treatment is provided by therapists with over 25 years of dance training in various styles from ballet, jazz, contemporary, and African. The dance physiotherapist combines her physiotherapy skills, experience as a dancer and instructor, as well as her years of dance training to provide services especially for dancers.

Dance specific services are available for the very young to the mature dancer. All dance forms and levels are able to book appointments with our dance physiotherapist.

Are Other Services Available For Dance Studios or Dance Groups?

  • Pre-pointe assessments
  • Assessment of a students strength and flexibility
  • Advice and recommendations to address any areas of weakness
  • Preparatory exercises provided when beneficial
  • Dance screening and injury prevention
  • Assessment of posture, joint mobility, muscle length, biomechanics, strength, and technical factors
  • Physiotherapy coverage for dance events, recitals, and productions
  • Pilates and Pilates reformer cross-training, provided by a Certified Stott Pilates Mat Instructor

How Can Donna Sarna Physiotherapy Help?

At Donna Sarna Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation an assessment is performed to evaluate posture, flexibility, strength, and dance technique.  An individualized treatment plan is developed based on the assessment findings and may include a combination of treatment techniques such as myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, visceral mobilization, and other soft tissue techniques. Joint mobilization techniques, joint manipulations, and muscle energy techniques may also be a component of your treatment plan if needed.

At Donna Sarna Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation we also offer Pilates mat and Pilates Reformer classes to improve posture and core strength, help with muscle imbalances, and improve muscle recruitment and sequencing.  Classes are offered in group format as well as semi-private and private.  Written feedback can be provided to doctors and dance instructors with consent.