The experts at the performing arts and dance rehabilitation program specialize in the unique needs of performing artists.
The physical demands of complex and repetitive movements can cause injuries that limit the ability to perform at a high level. At Northwell Health’s Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Services (STARS), a specially trained team of physical therapists works with artists such as dancers, gymnasts, figure skaters and musicians to provide an in-depth evaluation that assesses posture, strength, movement patterns and performance techniques.
The proven therapeutic techniques used by the therapists in the program will reduce pain, improve stability and get patients moving again. Additional therapeutic benefits include:
- Return to full performance level
- Injury prevention
- Improved alignment
- Enhanced dance technique
- Increased joint and muscle mobility
Conditions treated by the program are:
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Muscle tension
- Sprains and strains
- Ankle instability
- Muscle imbalance
- Postural issues
- Core weakness