While all forms of dance demand active participation, stamina, strength and flexibility, the level of participation varies from professional to recreational dance. Regardless of the form or style, dance remains a physically and emotionally challenging performing art. In order to keep in shape and give their best stage performance, dancers have to spend endless hours doing exercises and rehearsals. Unfortunately, it also means that dancers are at a higher risk of experiencing aches, pains and injuries. Thankfully, myotherapy for dancers can help them maintain and even prolong their professional career.
Some Common Dance Injuries
Performing repetitive movements for hours and spending countless hours in training and rehearsals makes dancers extremely vulnerable to various chronic as well as acute injuries. Here is a list of some of the common dance injuries dancers may face in their dancing career and how to prevent or treat them with massage therapy or myotherapy.
- ankle sprains
- ankle impingement
- achilles tendonitis
- hamstring tear
- flexor hallucis longus tenosynovitis (trigger toe)
- snapping hip
- hip impingement
- shoulder impingement
Why Myotherapy for Dancers Is a Good Choice
Finding the right strategy to treat and avoid dance-related injuries is as important as finding the right dance instructor. Myotherapy for dancers is a good choice for treating tight muscles from all types of dances since Myotherapists have a great understanding of the unique demands placed upon the musculoskeletal system in dance. Myotherapists employ a range of techniques to prevent dance-related injuries as well as help you recover more quickly if you experience one. These techniques may include but not limited to:
- cross fiber friction
- soft tissue release
- trigger point therapy
- myofascial release
All in all, myotherapy for dancers is a good choice for protecting the health of dancers, prolonging their dancing careers, and preventing injuries that may jeopardise their ambitions.
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