Performing artists and dancers are highly trained, specialized athletes who demand a lot from their bodies. The rigors of complex and repetitive movements can cause injuries that limit the ability to perform at a high level.
The movements of performing artists and dancers differ from those of other athletes. Furthermore, the language of their discipline is unique, and practice and performance schedules can be more demanding than traditional team sports.
Yet there are many barriers to getting care for performing artists and dancers, including insufficient access to clinicians who understand performing artists as patients and athletes.
The specially trained orthopedists and physical therapists at the North Shore-LIJ Performing Arts and Dance Medicine Injury Clinic understand what it takes to keep performers at their best.
Find relief for conditions such as:
- repetitive stress injuries;
- muscle tension;
- sprains and strains;
- ankle instability;
- muscle imbalance;
- postural issues;
- core weakness;
- knee, back, neck and foot pain;
- injuries/conditions requiring post-surgical rehabilitation; and
The North Shore-LIJ Performing Arts and Dance Medicine Injury Clinic specialists evaluate injuries and develop a comprehensive treatment plan specifically for each patient’s particular needs. They understand the special demands of your regimen and will get you back to performing at your highest possible level. Benefits of treatment include improved core stability, injury prevention, improved alignment, enhanced technique, pain relief and increased joint and muscle mobility.
Located at 801 Merrick Ave East Meadow, NY 11554, the clinic is open May 5 and June 2, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m,. Whether dealing with a chronic, nagging pain or an acute injury, all levels of dancers, gymnasts, figure skaters and musicians are welcome.