ASK THE PHYSIO | The Pyramid of Performance

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The Pyramid of Performance Stacking the Right Elements to be a Peak Performer by Sally Harrison from Band-ITS & Strength4Dance We’ve heard the expression “practice makes perfect.”  But have you ever found that no matter how hard you try, or how many times you repeat something, it j… Read Article

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 | Cardio Training

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Let’s get sweaty! Talking Cardio Training for Dancers by Sally Harrison, Perfect Form Physiotherapy “I want to improve my cardio fitness.” This is a common goal I hear from many dancers My first question in response to this statement is always … why? What do you want to achieve? Wha… Read Article

ASK THE PHYSIO | How To Breathe

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Breathe In … and Out The Art of Optimal Breathing for Dance by Sally Harrison, Perfect Form Physiotherapy Breathing truly is the foundation of life. It is the method by which we get the transfer of oxygen into our lungs for absorption into the circulation. It is also how we can contro… 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 | Handling Hydration

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The Importance of Hydration How to manage your water intake  by Sally Harrison, Perfect Form Physiotherapy Water: It is one of the basic components of the body, and crucial to sustaining life. Therefore, I will address the important topic of hydration for the dancer and elite performer… 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

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