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.
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.