Injury prevention screens evaluate overall health, muscular strength and flexibility, core strength, balance, aerobic fitness, and proper implementation of dance technique. Screens are recommended annually, often at the beginning of a dance season. Different screens are available for professional and for upper intermediate/advanced student dancers.
After the assessment is completed, each dancer will receive an customized injury prevention program specifically targeted at each dancer’s individual needs. The screen will also provide objective measurements of a dancer’s ability, helping dancers and health care professionals track their development from year to year.
The screen can be performed in the office or dance studio. Since all information obtained by the screen is considered private health information and is protected by HIPAA, it will be shared only with the dancer. This information is not shared with studio or dance company staff and will not influence casting decisions or class placement.
The screen takes 45 minutes to complete and is administered by specially trained health care professionals. Dancers new to our practice will have an additional 15 minute health review which will be completed in-person for dancers coming to the office and virtually for dancers doing in-studio screenings.
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