Injury Prevention Programs to Help Dancers in Plainville
A dancer moves like no other athlete. Why are they particularly vulnerable to injury? It's because of the precision, flexibility and repetition of their movements. Dancers also require a unique approach to treatment and quick recovery, necessary for keeping learned techniques or muscle memory. We care for dancers of all backgrounds and abilities, from recreational to pre-professional athletes in classical ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, tap and competitive dance.
An Injury Prevention Program helps a dance studio manage dance-related injuries and educates dancers about preventing injuries and staying healthy. Our dance programs and services assess the risk of injury and diagnose injuries at their earliest and most treatable stages.
Injury Prevention Assessment
Dance studios have the option to have dancers assessed before injuries occur when they sign up for our injury prevention assessment program. A physical therapist will meet with each dancer to evaluate the alignment, strength and flexibility, as well as assess functional dance positions and moves.
At the end of the assessment, the licensed clinician provides an individually tailored exercise regimen that includes recommendations for technique modification, training strategies, and footwear that can reduce the risk of injury. We offer individual in-person visits at F.I.T in Southington CT.
Injury Prevention Lectures and Workshops
Injury prevention lectures and workshops address a variety of topics on injury prevention, including cross-training, warm-up techniques, nutrition and hydration, pointe readiness, and environmental safety. To schedule or inquire about a workshop for your studio please complete our information request form and email it to
Safe Landing Clinics
Ninety percent of traumatic injuries such as ankle sprains and knee tears occur while dancers are jump landing. We evaluate a dancer’s risk of those injuries. This program is used to assess the biomechanics of a dancer’s jump landing in order to identify his or her specific risk of injury and determine which exercises can be used to improve landing performance.
Appointments are required for all injury prevention services and programs. To make an appointment, please call 860-690-9796 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Beneficial Fitness Programs at Our Facility:
Advanced Physical Therapy • Personal Training -Sports Specific Training • Sport and Dance Evaluations • Balanced Body Pilates Studio
Call Now: 1-860-690-9796
Stephanie L Foresi Owner/ Director
MSPT, CSCS, AFAA Personal Trainer
122 Spring St. D4, Southington, CT 06489