Online Course
Lessons Learned From Dancing Feet – Top Tips For Injury Management Of The Foot And Ankle Webinar
Learn ankle/foot injury prevention and management to keep dancers on their toes

1.2 hours





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Michelle Green-Smerdon
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Michelle combines her passion for movement analysis and dance in her management of sport injuries

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Why is it important to talk about injury management in dance? As rehabilitation professionals, we can appreciate the demands placed on the ankles and feet of dancers. However, the approach to assessment and treatment can vary greatly when encountering an acute dancing injury compared to a non-traumatic overuse injury. It is the clinician's responsibility to learn the risk factors involved in foot/ankle injuries and provide education to the dancer.

In this course, Michelle Green-Smerdon explores the connection between how symptoms are seen clinically and how an injury is defined. She looks at this active patient population's risk factors, barriers, performance potential, and expected psychological and pain responses to help clinicians answer the ever-present question, "how serious is my injury, and when can I return to dancing?" Finally, she offers practical tips for injury management of the foot/ankle, which can be applied to a wider population.


This course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of a rehabilitation therapist's role in treating and preventing injuries in dancers.


This webinar recording consists of a 75-minute video and additional resources.

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1.2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.2 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • describe the two main types of injuries commonly experienced by dancers
  • list the most common risk factors for ankle/foot injuries in dancers
  • identify at least three important educational topics for dancers and or dance teachers

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


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