Dance Physiotherapy

All the dance physiotherapists at Performance Medicine have both a passion for dance and the Performance Arts industry which is complemented by the first hand experience of how complex the creative arts can be. The team has extensive experience in all forms of dance styles from ballet, contemporary to hip hop and ballroom.

Prevention is better than cure.

There can be many different reasons to see a dance physio, injury being the most common however, learning about your body before you become injured is so important.

Knowledge is power.

At Performance Medicine we understand that the show must go on which is why we actively encourage all dance performers to come and work with us whilst training for their shows and performances. We work with everyone from producers to backstage crew to ensure that performers are given the best conditions to deliver the performance of their lifetime.

Having worked within the industry for over a decade here in Australia, there is not much we don’t know. We directly communicate with dance teachers or staging teams to optimise a safe environment or return for dance performers.

At Performance Medicine we have many years of experience working with hit shows in Australia and supporting companies and producers to understand their legislative requirements and the nuances within the Australian marketplace. We team up to work closely with dancers and their teachers, choreographers, company managers and producers. Working to ensure all aspects of the performance is conducive to an environment that mitigates injury and loss time.

Even down to the costumes, footwear and stage position to ensure it’s at an optimum to minimise the risk of injury whilst providing an injury prevention program and performance protocol that supports the dancer through and post their show.

At Performance Medicine all of our therapists have extensive experience in working with dance students. We present workshops about injury prevention and performance optimisation and we regularly work with dance schools, clubs and individuals of all stages in their career. Our therapists will provide you with a thorough assessment and individualised treatment program and most importantly an injury prevention program.

We invite all dance enthusiasts to professional performers to get in touch and visit us in the clinic for a detailed assessment and or a postural assessment to create a bespoke program for you.

  • Dance Physio Assessment Program
  • Tertiary Dance Screening
  • Pre-Pointe Profile
  • Pointe Shoe Review
  • Dance Conditioning Classes
  • Real Time Ultrasound Assessment & Retraining
  • Pre-Pointe Program

Team members who can help with this

Dr Kathy Yu M.B.B.S.

Sports Doctor

Stacey Kipouridis APAM


Maddie Hicks APAM


Catherine Etty-Leal APAM

Titled Physiotherapist

Andrew Pilcher APAM

Senior Physiotherapist

Annie Strauch APAM

Titled Physiotherapist






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