Introduction to Assessing & Treating Dancers and Artistic Athletes
Do you see dancers or artistic athletes in your clinic?
These athletes can be challenging to assess and treat due to their available range of motion, hypermobile movement patterns, and training schedules.
Come learn how to better manage your artistic athletes with Dinah Hampson & Geneviève Renaud, physiotherapists and co-founders of Pivot Dancer, a knowledge-sharing platform that aims to provide evidence-based content to the dance community.
This recorded webinar is an introduction for healthcare professionals who see dancers and other artistic artists in their practice and want to learn how to better manage these patients in the clinic.
Additional Courses and Resource Packages from Pivot Dancer
For a deep dive into Dance Medicine, register for our full course HERE which includes 20+ hours of recorded content, clinic forms, patient handouts, and 58 additional exercises (in English only) for your patients!
We also have three resource packages available which contain patient exercises specific for dancers and artistic dancers, which can be shared via Embodia. They are available in both English and French. If you purchase multiple resource packages as a bundle, you will get a discount!
- Resource Package: Rehabilitation for Dancers
- Resource Package: Rehabilitation for the Hypermobile Dancer
- Resource Package: Pre-Pointe Program for Ballet Dancers
- Trousse de Ressources: Réadaptation pour les Danseurs
- Trousse de Ressources: Réadaptation pour les Danseurs Hypermobiles
- Trousse de Ressources: Programme de Préparation pour les Souliers de Pointe pour les Danseurs de Ballet
Short Video Overview of Pivot Dancer Content
BA, BSc.PT, FCAMT, RISPT
FOUNDER Pivot Dancer
Dip. Manual & Manipulative Physiotherapy, Dip. Sport Physiotherapy, Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT) Certification Jr to Advanced levels, Certified pelvic physiotherapy
Dinah Hampson is a registered physiotherapist with 20+ years experience. She holds both a post-graduate Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy and in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy. Dinah is a member of the Healthy Dancer Canada Network and of the International Association of Dance Medicine Science. Dinah was classically trained in ballet, danced with the Young Dancer’s Company of the Newfoundland Dance Theatre and Musical Theatre productions. Dinah regularly assesses and treats dancers from professional dance training programs and companies as well as community/competitive dancers. Dinah is the owner of Pivot Sport Medicine in Toronto, Ontario.
BSc.PT, MClSc.PT, FCAMPT, RISPT
CO-FOUNDER Pivot Dancer
Registered Bilingual Physiotherapist
Dip. Manual & Manipulative Physiotherapy, Dip. Sport Physiotherapy Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT) Certification Jr to Advanced levels.
Geneviève, a native of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, is a registered physiotherapist with 12+ years of experience in sport rehabilitation. She holds both a post-graduate Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy and in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy. Geneviève is a member of the Healthy Dancer Canada Network and of the International Association of Dance Medicine Science. She danced competitively for 20+ years, training in tap, jazz, ballet and contemporary dance and successfully passed the BATD Jazz associate exam with Highly Commended. Geneviève is the creator of the Strong Dancer program and has been asked to teach injury prevention workshops at multiple dance conferences. She currently treats athletes and dancers in a private clinic in Ottawa, Ontario and is a contractor with CSIO.
Course Material included in this course
Assessing & Treating Dancers and Artistic Athletes
Welcome and Slides
Intro to Pivot Dancer
Considerations for Dancers
Hypermobility and Pain
Stretching and Physical Training
Treating the Artistic Athlete
Resource Package Demonstration
Patient Exercises included in this course
Review of Ballet Positions 1-5 with Correct Alignment
True Hip Flexor Stretch