Dance Medicine

Dancers, gymnasts, ice skaters, and performing artists share many things in common, unfortunately one of these can be injuries. Evergreen is here for you. These dedicated individuals perform their craft thousands and thousands of times making even minor faults in technique, efficiency or performance hard on their bodies. Evergreen can help prevent a minor injury from becoming a disastrous one. Or, if one should occur, then guide the rehabilitation and recovery process with expertise and compassion.

Common injuries include

  • Flexor hallicus tendinopathies
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Shin splints
  • Patellar tendinopathy
  • Ilio-tibial band syndrome
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Labral tears of hip
  • Back pain
  • Pelvic floor weakness aka “pee when i jump”
  • Scapular / shoulder pain
  • Sacro-illiac joint pain
  • Plantar faciopathy
  • Ankle sprain
  • Lisfranc Ligament Injury or fractures
  • Snapping hip syndrome

Physical Therapy for injured dancers / performers may include:

  • Customized evidence-based physical therapy care for rehabilitation of injuries specific to dancers, performing artists, gymnasts and ice skaters
  • Manual Therapy inclusive of soft tissue, joint, and neural mobilization
  • Acute injury management with modalities such as H-Wave, Interferential E- Stim, Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT), Ultrasound, Iontophoresis, Heat / Cold
  • Taping techniques for edema, support, inhibition, or facilitation including Kinesiotape, McConnel Tape , Rock Tape
  • Assistance in safe return to full activity and performance
  • Movement / technique analysis
  • Analysis of overuse and compensation reduction with corrective interventions

What our Dance Medicine patients are saying

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