ASK THE PHYSIO | Functional Movement

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Functional Exercise for Dancers (Part 1) The 7 Movements We Need to Get Really Strong by Sally Harrison from Band-ITS & Strength4Dance Functional exercise has become a bit of a buzz word in the fitness world recently ⏤ but what does it actually mean and how can we apply it to our dance pr… Read Article

ASK THE PHSYIO | Sciatic Nerve

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Let’s Talk About Dancers’ Nerves… the Sciatic Nerve! by Sally Harrison, Pro-Align and Strength4Dance The sciatic nerve is one of the more commonly known nerves in the body.It is one of the longest and largest nerves in the body and can be as thick as a thumb in some places. It forms fr… Read Article

ASK THE PHYSIO | The Squat

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The Importance of a Basic Move… The Squat! by Sally Harrison, Perfect Form Physiotherapy The squat is one of the basic primal movement patterns. It forms the basis of so many movements in our daily life such as sitting on a chair, into the car, on the toilet, picking things up …… Read Article

ASK THE PHYSIO | Foot and Ankle Injury

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Mirror Box Therapy Returning to dance after injury to the foot and ankle by tricking your brain! by Sally Harrison, Perfect Form Physiotherapy After an injury to the ankle/foot complex we can be left with a foot that feels tighter, painful or even disconnected to the body. Despite active… Read Article

Ask the Physio | Using Ice

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Should you use ice on your injuries?  by Sally Harrison, Perfect Form Physiotherapy Ice has always been the number one go to when we have an acute injury, but is it the best option? We are all familiar with the concept of R.I.C.E. – being Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. This is t… Read Article

Alisha's Advice | Dealing with Injury

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Pressures Facing the Injured Dancer Advice for Aspiring Young Dancers by Alisha Coon It is common to see a rise in the number of dance injuries as we approach the end of year. Rehearsal time and workload increase dramatically in the lead up to the end of year performances. Academic workloa… Read Article

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