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 →

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 →

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