Dance Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy for Dancers

Physiotherapy for dancers is a unique and specialized area of Physiotherapy that involves the assessment and management of dance related injuries. Our Physiotherapists have a strong background in dance and the Arts working locally, regionally and internationally. Having a sound understanding of dance aids in appropriately rehabilitating a Dancer.

Physiotherapists at Peak Performance Physiotherapy can assist dancers with the following:

  • Pre-Pointe Assessments: To determine a dancer’s readiness for pointe work through examining pointe range, foot control, abdominal control and turnout range whilst assessing the dancer’s technique, degree of hypermobility and overall body control

  • Dance Assessments: To provide a dancer with an overview of their own capabilities, areas of weakness and/or technical errors that need improvement. Assessments aid in preventing injury and optimising performance

  • Tertiary Dance Screenings: Numerous full time dance programs require comprehensive screenings to be completed as part of their audition process

Pre-Pointe Assessments

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.

Dance Assessments

Dance Assessments are undertaken in the clinic by Physiotherapists who have extensive experience in the dance industry at all levels.

A dance assessment allows a dancer to understand their own bodies. It reveals areas of weakness and/or technical errors that require improvement.

A tailored home exercise program is then prescribed in order to optimize performance and prevent injury.

Each assessment takes one hour in duration and is claimable through Private Health.

Tertiary Dance Screenings

Numerous full time dance programs require comprehensive screenings to be completed as part of their audition process.

Screenings are undertaken in the clinic by Physiotherapists who have extensive experience in the dance industry at all levels.

Each screening takes one hour in duration and is claimable through Private Health.

How Can I Book?

Book your dance physiotherapy consultation, pre pointe assessment ,
or tertiary dance screening through the 'book online' link below
or by calling the clinic on 02 8544 1397

Prior to commencement of any class each participant must undergo an individualised assessment