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The Pre-Pointe Profile

What is a Pre-Pointe Profile? Read on to learn the what, where and why of our Pre-Pointe Profiles

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Preparation & Recovery

Did you know that important soft tissue changes and responses are happening during rest time? Respect it!

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P.E.A.C.E. & L.O.V.E.

If you've ever done a First Aid course, you've heard of R.I.C.E.R. as an injury management protocol immediately following acute trauma. But that's old news now! Now, we preach P.E.A.C.E. & L.O.V.E.!

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These Bad Habits Are Killing Me!

Habits are not changed by shouting at yourself to change

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Listen To Your Body

As we get settled into our training routines after a year of so many false starts, it is important to listen to your body.

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Planning Your Goals

So, we've made it to March. Now what? Keep reading to find out our top 5 tips for setting and achieving your goals this year

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5 Tips For Safe Return To Aerial & Pole Fitness

Have you ever tried pole dancing? If not, ask yourself why not? Build strength, have fun and keep your body active for life.

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I am strong because I pole dance!

Have you ever tried pole dancing? If not, ask yourself why not? Build strength, have fun and keep your body active for life.

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A Balancing Act

A Balancing Act… Life in this day and age can be busy…really busy! Between work, family, social life and all the other things we try and cram into our lives, it can feel like we’re trying to balance 100 things or more all at once. And then you pay a visit to your physio to […]

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Keeping Warm at Competitions

Keeping Warm at Competitions  Now that winter has definitely set in, it’s important to remember to keep your body warm whilst at competitions! Leotards, tights, and tutu’s are not the warmest of costumes and we all know that dancing cold is not the way to dance at your best. Often competitions are held at community […]

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Posterior Impingement

Posterior Impingement By Dance & Vocal Physiotherapist Maddie Hicks Pain on rise and en pointe? Discomfort in plie? Tender and puffy behind the ankle? Pain that’s slowly increasing Morning stiffness in the back of the ankle If your answer to all these is yes, then you might have posterior impingement While common in the dance […]

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DANCER’S HIP PAIN: Why surgery isn’t a silver bullet

Dancer’s Hip Pain – Why surgery is not a silver bullet For all those dancers out there, hip pinching, grabbing and pain can be your biggest barrier when you are in class or rehearsals, or, when you are trying to do a retire, développé or grande battement (or anything for that matter!).   Naturally, when […]

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THE HISTORY OF THE POINTE SHOE

THE HISTORY OF THE POINTE SHOE Ballet has constantly evolved we see this in the quintessential symbol of ballet – the pointe shoe. From heels, to darned slippers to the block shoe of today, ballet shoes have changed significantly over the centuries. Let’s get to the point-e Courtly Dance – In Heels! Ballet found its […]

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Goal Setting & Self Care for Performers

What can YOU do to improve your focus towards your goals as a creative? Often times, we can feel such a sense of failure & of self analysis that the voices inside our heads can get quite overwhelming. Everyone knows that performers are busy and have lots to maintain in their lives! Dance technique, fitness, […]

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What is the QF?

What is the QF?   Have you heard of the muscle called QF? …if you haven’t here is all you need to know about this awesome little muscle. If you are PM patient who is working on a hip injury or pelvis stability, then you probably have heard it mentioned in an appointment- But even if […]

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Are you Mindful?

Are you Mindful? Mindfulness is the current buzzword & modern mindfulness has evolved through many forms of meditation- Essentially, you are looking to train your mind to be more present with the body and with its surroundings.   There are many ways you can practice mindfulness, and it is a skill that should be practiced […]

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DANCERS: Don’t be caught out over summer

As dancers our summer is about relaxing after end of year performances, frolicking on beach holidays and giving your body/ brain a hiatus from classes. Performance Medicine physios totally agree in time off to relax the mind, body and soul, BUT please please please be careful of stopping too much!! Going to dancing class is […]

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Dancers know a thing or two about jumping!

Recent studies by the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries compared jumping biomechanics between dancers and other athletes. They looked at the effects of gender and fatigue on jumping technique and found that in the non-fatigued dancers, there were no significant differences between male and female dancers and male athletes, however female athletes had risk-associated landing […]

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Dance Fitness and Body Conditioning

There is no such thing as ‘too strong to dance’. Everyone’s body is unique! To prevent an injury or to improve your technique everyone is different.

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Concussion in Circus Arts, Dance & Theatre

Concussions can occur without severe symptoms and they need to be identified immediately in order to limit ongoing issues.

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