Dancelife

These are articles were written for dancers by Sally Harrison but are more than relevant to everyday life!

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ASK THE PHYSIO… SPONDYLOLITHESIS

Lower Back Pain and Spondylolisthesis Although the experience of low back pain can be the result of a multitude of reasons, one possibility is that of a ‘spondy’……

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ASK THE PHYSIO ….WHAT IS ANTERIOR ANKLE IMPINGEMENT?

What is Anterior Ankle Impingement? – “Impingement” of the ankle refers to pain and dysfunction at the ankle which can occur at the front (anterior) or at the back of the ankle (posterior). ‘’Impingement” means “to hit against” or “to come in contact with”….

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ASK THE PHYSIO … WHAT ARE BUNIONS?

What are Bunions? – Many dancers may be concerned at the possibility of developing unsightly and painful bunions on their toes as a result of dance….

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ASK THE PHYSIO … FEET FIRST

A 10 Minute Program that your Feet will Love – Your feet are the primary connection with your body to the ground, and therefore, information about your external environment…

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ASK THE PHYSIO – WHAT IS HYPERMOBILITY?

What is hypermobility? – Hypermobility refers to excessive flexibility/movement in the joints of the body. A hypermobile joint has a large range of movement and can sometimes feel a little ‘sloppy’ and loose…

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ASK THE PHYSIO… SPINE FLEXIBILITY

Using the Foam Roller to Improve Flexibility of the Spine – Use of the foam roller for self treatment is called self myofascial release (SMR).  It is a form of self-massage…

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ASK THE PHYSIO … HIP FLEXORS

Stretching those Hip Flexors –  Hip flexors, as the name suggests, flex or bend the hip (as when lifting the leg off the ground)….

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ASK THE PHYSIO: FUNCTIONAL TRAINING – PART 1

What is it and how does it apply to me as a dancer – Just as an athlete spends a lot of time training for competition, it is equally important that the professional dancer does the same. The training I refer to is not taking dance class…..

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ASK THE PHYSIO: FUNCTIONAL TRAINING PART 2

What is it and how does it apply to me as a dancer – Just as an athlete spends a lot of time training for competition, it is equally important that the professional dancer does the same. The training I refer to is not taking dance class…..

 

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ASK THE PHYSIO … OVERUSE INJURIES!

Overuse injuries…..recognition and prevention – If you are taking on full time dance school this year you will probably increase the amount of dancing you are doing every week considerably. Your body may also notice this substantially!!!

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ASK THE PHYSIO … STRAINED MUSCLES!

A strained muscle, how to recognise and treat – A strained muscle is a very common injury amongst those with a highly active life. Although our muscles can withstand a lot of physical demands sometimes if the muscle is overloaded and unable to…

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ASK THE PHYSIO … TRAINING TURNOUT

Training Turn Out … a brief guide for dancers – Every dancer desires a natural, wide turn-out from the hips. High kicks, strong turn-out, centering and core control – these are just a few of the things that today’s dancer is seeking….

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ASK THE PHYSIO … PROBLEM HIPS

Tight at the front of your hips? Do your hips Click or Clunk? – Try this 10 minute programme that your hips will love…