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Why Dancers Should Visit A Dance Specialist Pysio

Why Dancers Should Visit A Dance Specialist Pysio

As dancers, we are well in tune with our body and it’s needs. We fuel it properly and seek advice from nutritionists. We incorporate a fitness regime and seek advice from personal trainers. So why is it any different when we have an injury?!

If it’s something non serious, we tend to self medicate, anti inflammatory gels, taping methods, ice baths etc anything to help alleviate the issue, but that often doesn’t get to the source of the problem, and if it isn’t addressed at the source, then the same problems will re-occure. Visiting a physiotherapist will not only enable you to find the root cause, but show you ways in which you can prevent it from being a consistent problem. The difference between a general physiotherapist and one who specialises in dance is hugely important.

I would always recommend the latter to dancers. General practicing physiotherapists are wonderful, and do a fantastic job at keeping a ‘normal’ human body fully funtional for every day life. However, the life of a dancer is far from ordinary, and what we ask of our bodies is way beyond any ‘normal’ range. A dancer needs to be reassured that their physio fully understands movement of the body where dance technique is concerned.

Dan Turnell Pysio is one such practioner. Dan has been practicing physio in Manchester for just over a year, after relocating from London. He was a hugely successful practitioner on prestigious Harley Street for 10 years, being the physio of choice for many West End stars, and became the resident physio for Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake company dancers no less! His partner is also a dancer, so he is very much in tune with the dancing world and just how strenuous this career choice is.

Firstly, Dan will give you a thorough consulation, talking about any past history of injuries and when and where there is any discomfort. He will ask you to stand so he can access your relaxed posture and gait. He may ask you to do a few slow, controlled movements, looking for any minor clues or pin points. Dan describes diagnosing an issue to putting together a jigsaw puzzle. He states that there are usually many little minor ailments and problems that all play a part in 1 singular injury. That’s why there are usually a number of things that you can do to alleviate symptoms, not just a one size fits all remedy.

Once he’s built a picture of exactly how the injury or discomfort has arisen, there are a number of routes he can take to help alleviate it. If there is built up tension or over loaded muscles, causing misalignment, then he wil perform a sports massage to the affected area. Sports massages are not to be liked to a therapeutic massage. The aim is to relax the muscles, not your mind, so expect some discomfort. However, the immediate results are well worth it.

Next, he may show you some stretches to aid in lengthening any tightness in the musclesnor ligaments. Dancers of course are used to stretching, but these ones given will be directly linked to your injury, and are usually miminal in the range of motion to really target specific muscles. On the flip side, Dan will also recommend some strengthening exercises, as usually, if there is tightness, it’s because there is weakness somewhere else and it’s the body’s way of trying to compensate. You will come away from an appointment feeling not only in less discomfort or pain, but enlightened as to how it has arisen in the first place, and armed with a perscription of strenghtening and conditioning exercises to help prevent it happening again.

To be able to see a physio who has extensive knowledge of dance technique and the requirements that then places upon your body is priceless. Being able to have complete faith and trust in someone, who will know and understand your specific needs, help you get over an injury and give you the tools to prevent it reoccurring, is non comparable. Dan Turnell Physio can be contacted through his website https://www.danturnellphysio.co.uk/# or his social media channels below;

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DanTurnellPhysio/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/danturnellphysio/

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