We are all now well and truly up and running for the year and for many students it is now the time when their dream of dancing on their “toes” can become reality. Most dance teachers can determine quite definitively the skills required for this advanced technique, and which of their dancers will be able to effortlessly progress to pointe work. Unfortunately, not all students will have the anatomy to work en pointe, and most teachers don’t need a prepointe assessment from a physiotherapist to tell them this! So what can a physiotherapy screening offer your students?
CONGRATULATIONS if you are reading this and are pregnant! What an exciting time in your life. Your body will be going through many amazing changes over the next few months – during pregnancy and post pregnancy.
January is the time new years resolutions begin. For many people this includes a new exercise regime. The start of the new year brings about a sense of motivation which for most is only short lived and falls away in about 3 or 4 months. Approximately 50% of people will give up an exercise regime within 6 months (Linke et al. 2011). So it is important you start something you enjoy, and have the time to continue to do it, to reduce the likelihood of ‘burning out’.