DANCE

TRADITIONAL REHABILITATION / INTERVENTIONS

I. NECK AND BACK

  • Find neutral spine on foam roller
  • Chest stretch
  • Extension Exercises
  • Bird Dogs
  • Thoracic facilitation taping courtesy of Jace Allbright, DPT
 Tape from origin to insertion in thoracic flexion with 50% stretch.

Tape from origin to insertion in thoracic flexion with 50% stretch.

Tape from insertion to origin in lumbosacral flexion to 15% stretch.

 

  • Roll Down spinal mobilization
  • Balance on releve

II. KNEE/ANKLE

  • Gluteus Medius strengthening 
  • side-lying clams (hip abduction) 
  • quadra-ped fire-hydrants with resistance band (quadra-ped hip abduction) 
  • squatting fire-hydrants with resistance band (squatting hip abduction) 
  • Functional Stability and Proprioception
    • Level 1: static
    • Level 2: horizontal movement
    • Level 3: diagonal and circular movements
  • Pelvic Stabilization: Oblique sit, Loaded Hip CAR, Lunges in all direction - front, diagonal, back, side
  • Core stability: Bear Crawl
  • Balance & Proprioception
  • Forced Arch - balance, strengthening, proprioception
    • Level 1: passe, plie onto forced arch
    • Level 2: tendu x2, passe, plie onto forced arch
    • Level 3: tendu x2, passe, plie onto forced arch while extending leg from passe

 

  • Meniscus tear

    • Stage I: Relative rest with non-weight bearing range of motion; compression; floor barre; cycling
    • Stage II: Non-weight bearing full range of motion; floor barre; cycling
    • Stage III: Standing barre without grande plié; no turns; step ups, hip bridges; single leg balance at the barre; cycling; return to ballet class, no grande plies, no jumps, no turns mark allegros
    • Stage IV: Standing barre with weight shifts and turns; resume grande plié, turns; full range of motion squats and lunges; ballet class with grande plies, jumps, single turns; mark allegros
    • Stage V: Standing barre with weight shifts and turns including resistance; Weighted full range of motion squats and lunges in diagonal patterns; full return to ballet class; limited rehearsals
    • Stage VI: Standing barre with weight shifts and turns including resistance; More complex center floor movements with turns; Weighted full range of motion squats and lunges in diagonal patterns; full return to ballet class; full rehearsals
    • Stage VII: Target exercises focused on deficits and weaknesses; full return to ballet class; full rehearsals; return to performances/ competitions
  • Taping for lateral knee pain
Lateral knee stabilization with kinesiotape. This taping method is for dancers who tend to have lateral tracking of the patella especially during deep knee flexion.

III. ANKLE/Foot

  • Taping for sickling foot/pronation during releve and pointe

Spiral taping developed by Jace Allbright to facilitate activation of foot intrinsics and weight-bearing over the 1st and 2nd digits/metatarsals during releve and pointe. This taping method will help with kinetic chain activation of adductors and hip stabilizers. This method can be used in dancers who tend to supinate or sickle their feet.

 Apply tape on the inferior patellar pole with 50% stretch pulling up and in. Lay the anchoring tail ends down without stretch.

Apply tape on the inferior patellar pole with 50% stretch pulling up and in. Lay the anchoring tail ends down without stretch.

  • Low Dye taping for medial foot support
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