Pre-Pointe Assessments are undertaken in the clinic by Physiotherapists who have extensive experience in the dance industry at all levels.
Each assessment determines whether a young dancer is safe and ready to commence pointe work.
The assessment involves examining pointe range, foot control, abdominal control and turnout range whilst assessing the dancer’s technique, degree of hypermobility and overall body control.
Areas of weakness and/or technique are identified. A tailored home exercise program is then prescribed in order to allow for improvements to occur.
A report is written to detail assessment findings and shared with the dancer and relevant dance teacher.
Each assessment takes one hour in duration, allowing therapists to accurately assess and develop a tailored program for each dancer.
Private Health rebates can be claimed at the clinic for each Pre-Pointe Assessment.