The unique physical challenges that face dancers and athletes, professional or otherwise, require a unique approach to their care to meet their specific needs.
“Medicine is the science and art of preventing and alleviating or curing disease. Dance medicine and science is the application of that realm to the specific life and body of the dancer. As a discipline it investigates the causes of dance injuries, promotes their care, prevention and safe post-rehabilitation return to dance, and explores the ‘how’ of dance movement. Some specific concerns include the biomechanical, physiological, and neuromotor aspects of dance, nutrition, psychological issues, and the body therapies and somatics area.”
The professionals at Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center have years of experience treating the unique injuries to the feet and ankles that present in dancers both professional and amateur. The Center’s doctors maintain an excellent return-to-dance record for their patients. At The Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center of Washington you should expect nothing less but the very best in care for dance related injuries.
Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center help athletes remain active and competitive through comprehensive and individualized therapy programs to help improve overall performance, strength and conditioning and to help prevent repeat injuries. Our nationally recognized physicians lead and train our sports injury rehabilitation team that includes physical therapists, athletic trainers and physical therapy assistants many of whom are also avid athletes.
The Center provides sports medicine specialists to athletes of all ages, types, and competitive levels through strengthening and conditioning, training to enhance performance, assessment of injuries, education to prevent injuries, treatment and rehabilitation of acute injuries and chronic conditions.