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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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Magic Mindset

When it comes to your health, your body, or for that matter, your life, are you getting the results you want?

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Return to Dance – physical loading guidelines returning to the studio post COVID-19

Now, more than ever, is it imperative to bring Sports Science to the Arts to ensure the safety of our dancing athletes.

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A Balancing Act // Titled Physiotherapist Catherine Etty-Leal

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 // Dance Physiotherapist Haydee Ferguson

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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The Elusive Turnout

The Elusive Turn Out   What is it? How do I get it? Can I improve it? As a young dancer, I was guilty of forcing my turn out despite great teachers because as dancers, when do we ever feel we’ve perfected something?! I was always striving for more, better, further and higher. However, when […]

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BEAT THE HEAT

Beat the Heat  How to Keep to your Exercise Regime I love summer. In the cold of winter, while I hunt for any sun patches, I dream of a blissful life lived in the summer sun. Then it arrives and I remember the realities of a Victorian summer. Blistering heat, hairdryer winds and the need […]

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Rehab- How to be better, fitter, and stronger after injury

How to be better, fitter, and stronger after injury Injuries aren’t always avoidable, yet despite their prevalence it can still be a scary, confusing, and confronting time for a lot of dancers, singers and performers. Especially if it’s an injury requiring a duration of time away from work or the thing you love. The best […]

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TEXT NECK

TEXT NECK As we become more dependent on technology in the 21st century, new sustained postural positions are created causing imbalances in our muscles. “Text Neck” is an overuse syndrome or a repetitive stress injury to the neck caused by holding your head in a forward and downward position for extended periods of time. When holding […]

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Fear of Injury

Fear of Injury Written by: Haydee Ferguson, Physiotherapist When you ask a performer what their biggest fear is – many will say it is the fear of getting injured. However, it is important to remember that your performing life is not necessarily over because of an injury. In fact, an injury can turn out to […]

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Confessions of a Crack Addict

Confessions of a Crack Addict The truth is I’m a crack addict.  A hip crack addict that is… Growing up in the ballet studio it was the norm to click, clunk, crunch, crack, snap, pop, and grind. It’s almost a rite of passage as a dancer, and when friends and family looked at me horrified […]

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