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The Rise

Never underestimate the power of a beautifully controlled, expertly executed rise. Dance physiotherapists place great importance on the technique, control and endurance of a single leg rise to demi pointe when assessing a dancer's readiness to commence pointe work. It gives us valuable insight into where a dancer may be lacking in their development and... Continue Reading →

Recovery during dance competition season

The junior dance competition season is underway, and for many young dancers it is an exciting opportunity to perform on stage. However, the school holidays, rather than being a time for rest and recuperation between busy school terms, can transform into a hive of additional activity with dancers participating in winter schools and eisteddfods. In... Continue Reading →

Commencing Pointe Work: What To Consider…

Commencing pointe work is a rite of passage for many young dancers. It is an exciting milestone, eagerly anticipated by dance students, teachers and parents alike. However, dancing en pointe is not a natural thing for a human body to be doing; few dancers are fortunate to have been born with the exact physical attributes... Continue Reading →

There’s something in the water…

There's something in the water in Camberwell at the moment...I have three pregnant colleagues and four pregnant friends who are each trying to navigate their way through the various stages of their pregnancies. I seem to be having similar conversations recently with these wonderful women about some things to be aware of, from a physiotherapy... Continue Reading →

Ballet research to optimise performance

Whilst I was a physiotherapy student at La Trobe University, I was always impressed with the focus on excellence in research and staying at the forefront of sport and exercise innovation and discovery. As a graduate and proud alumni, I am so excited to learn that La Trobe will be collaborating with one of our country's... Continue Reading →

Bend It Stretch It

I worked with Medibank's BE Magazine throughout 2016 to deliver a comprehensive STRETCHING GUIDE which can be followed by just about anyone - sedentary office workers, recreational runners, gym enthusiasts and anyone wanting to improve their joint mobility, muscle length and overall wellbeing. Click here to be taken to the Guide!   Image credit: Medibank BE... Continue Reading →

Thoracic Rotation

Need some more mobility in your upper back, chest and shoulders? Check out this guide I wrote for Medibank's BE. Magazine describing a Thoracic Rotation exercise, perfect for office workers and people who don't move much during the day!   Image credit from Medibank's BE. Magazine STRETCHING GUIDE 2016.

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