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Dancers | Osteopathy

Dancers and gymnasts commonly enjoy significantly increased flexibility and range of motion which requires even more precise neuro-muscular control. To stay healthy and to minimize the risk of injuries an optimal balance between flexibility, strength and control is necessary. Osteopathy in combination with personalized Pilates training can significantly help dancers and sport people to stay healthy and improve their performance.

Osteopathy for Dancers

In contrast to most popular sports, dancers have no seasonal breaks or pre-season. That means that a constant high level of fitness is required. The duration, frequency and intensity of the training for dance is rigorous and unparalleled. The dance community however, has been very slow to react to the mounting evidence supporting the importance of recovery, health and fitness in relation to dance performance. Majority of local footy, rugby or soccer clubs have a physio, massage therapist or a trainer to look after their health. Unfortunately, small local dance schools are not as fortunate. We have been in the dancing industry for many years (as dancers) and know the daily straggles first hand. These days we can only say” If I knew back then what I know now!” well…. for us it’s too late, for you perhaps not!

Did You Know?

  • 80% of dancers experience a disabling injury during their careers
  • 65% of dance injuries are from overuse and 35% from accidents
  • 90% of injuries occur when a dancer is fatigued
  • 98% of dance injuries are treated no operatively


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