DR. JARRETT AND DR. NIETZ HAVE TAKEN MORE ADVANCED COURSEWORK IN THE TREATMENT OF DANCE INJURIES THAN ANY THERAPIST IN THE SAN ANTONIO AREA.
- San Antonio Center for Physical Therapy is the clinic of choice for dancers with injuries.
- We are the company Physical Therapists for San Antonio's premier professional ballet company, Ballet San Antonio.
- The Center treats dancers of all ages and skill levels from beginner to professional.
- We treat all genres of dance: ballet, modern, jazz, tap and hip hop as well as cheerleaders and dance / drill team members.
- Our Doctors of Physical Therapy have trained at the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries and are members o fthe International Association of Dance Medicine and Science
- 75-97% of dancers are injured annually.
- 80% of dancers experience a major injury during their career.
- 65% are overuse injuries, 35% are acute, traumatic injury.
- The greatest number of injuries is seen amongst lesser skilled dancers.
The good news is 98% respond
to conservative treatment.
Physical therapy can help facilitate recovery from a dance injury through the use of hands-on care, exercise and dance specific treatment strategies. Physical Therapists can also administer cryotherapy, ultrasound, electrical stimulation and iontophoresis to reduce inflammation and speed up healing.
Read our monthly "Did You Know..." series for valuable information on dance injuries that can occur and what you can do to prevent many of them. If a dance injury does occur, be sure to contact us today and schedule an appointment for therapy. Let us help you get back to dance the way you want to be - PAIN FREE!
- March 2012: Beating Tendinitis on Your Own (Part 1)
- February 2012: Factors that affect turnout.
- December 2011: How healthy are your bones? Adolescent dancers are at risk for bone injuries. How can you help to avoid them?
- November 2011: Strengthening Your Inner Core
- October 2011: Is the Pro-Arch®, Ballet Foot Stretch® or other foot-stretching device appropriate for me?
- September 2011: Can plyometric jump training help prevent you from having knee hip and ankle injuries that are caused by dancing?
- August 2011: Dance Injuries to the Foot and Ankle