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Dancer Injury Prevention

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“Injury Prevention for Dancers- just like elite athletes,” discuss the importance of treating dancers like athletes since artists go through similar rigorous stress on the bones, muscles, joints, and ligaments of the body as would a football player. However, sometimes it starts at an earlier age than athletes. Gulf Coast Physio and Sports Health suggest a “dance assessment [to] provide the dancer with an individualized program to strengthen or lengthen the body (or both) and to fine-tune technique.” It is a forty-five-minute assessment which allows for specialists to point out possible injuries that might occur in the future, and be able to answer dancer-specific questions as to why they are unable to achieve a certain stretch or technique.

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