The Performing Arts Medicine program is a comprehensive program within our Functional rehabilitation program designed specifically for young performing artists of all genres from dancers to musicians. From the initial visit with one of our physicians to progression through Functional Rehabilitation, the focus is to return your young performer to the stage. The rehabilitation is provided by licensed athletic trainers and also takes into account any deconditioning that may have taken place. We also look at the patients functional mechanics for any unnatural compensation and make sure corrections are made to prevent re-injury.
Some of our specific services for dance include:
In conjunction with the City of Westerville’s 2013: Year of the Arts celebration, the Performing Arts Medicine Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital Sports Medicine is hosting a Dance Injury Prevention Series and Injury Prevention and Pointe Readiness Screenings for dancers. These special events are ideal for dancers 10 to 20 years old.
Our Dance Injury Prevention Screening starts with an Athletic Trainer leading your dancer through a functional screening consisting of various exercises and stretches designed to identify weak or inflexible areas of the body.
The screenings will be held on March 6, May 14, August 8, and November 4, 6-8pm at the Westerville Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center.
This series of exercise-based sessions is designed to correct muscular imbalances or improper mechanics that contribute to injuries that commonly affect dancers while educating participants in proper strengthening and injury prevention techniques.
The Dance Injury Prevention Series will be held on September 6, September 19, September 30, October 16, October 28 and November 13, from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Westerville Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center.