Injury Prevention Screens

These 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.

The screen takes 45 - 60 minutes to complete is administered by our dance medicine team.   Dancers should plan on wearing shorts, tights, or dancewear that allows their legs to be seen.

After the assessment is completed, each dancer will receive an customized injury prevention program specifically targeted at their individual needs.  The screen will also provide objective measurements of a dancer’s ability which allows dancers and health care professionals track their development from year to year.

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.

Individual screens can be scheduled through our appointment scheduler.  Group screens can be arranged to be conducted on-site at local studios by emailing info@carolinadancerwellness.org.