As a professional dancer or performer, you understand the importance of maintaining strength, flexibility, and proper form through regular conditioning to prevent injuries. However, accidents and injuries can strike at any moment, whether it’s due to overuse or a sudden trauma. That’s where dance medicine, a branch of sports medicine specializing in helping performing artists preserve their abilities, comes into play.
Why Dance Medicine Matters
Dance medicine is all about preventing and rehabilitating dance-related injuries and optimizing mobility during performances. Similar to sports medicine, dance-focused physical therapy addresses unique ranges of motion and functional requirements that go beyond standard physical therapy.
The Role of a Dance Medicine Specialist
Physical therapists with specialized training in dance and sports medicine are your partners in healing and unlocking your full potential as a dancer. Dance medicine specialists can communicate with you on a level that meets your unique needs. They focus on effective training and conditioning, addressing musculoskeletal injuries and misalignments, analyzing dance movement, and enhancing overall motor performance.
Common Injuries Addressed by Dance Medicine
Your dance medicine specialist will not only improve your mobility and strength during movement but also help you prevent or recover from common dance-related injuries, including:
- Muscle strains
- Stress fractures
- Back or hip pain
- Ankle sprains
- Labral tears
- Achilles tendonitis
To see if dance-focused physical therapy is right for you, talk to a dance medicine specialist today.
Discover Dance Medicine in New York, NY
Cynergy Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy offers six convenient locations across Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York, NY. As a growing practice dedicated to connecting individuals of all ages and backgrounds with experienced physical therapists, Cynergy can help you achieve your recovery goals effectively and safely. Our dance medicine practitioners and physical therapists possess the expertise, credentials, and firsthand experience needed to treat dancers and performers of all skill levels.
Schedule an Appointment with a Dance Medicine Specialist
Cynergy’s dance medicine practitioners and physical therapists have the expertise, credentials, and firsthand experience required to treat dancers and performers of all levels and skill types.
To explore the benefits of dance-focused physical therapy and to determine if it’s right for you, get in touch with a dance medicine specialist at Cynergy today. Contact us at any of the following locations:
- Midtown West: (212) 974-7252
- Midtown East: (212) 980-2963
- Chelsea: (212) 255-8080
- Cobble Hill: (718) 795-2744
- The Wellness Den by Cynergy: (212) 292-7117
- ADPT By Cynergy: (212) 292-7145