soma system® for Our Patients Katherine Hartsell, PTA We introduced soma system® to our patients at Boston Sports Medicine (click here for the introductory blog about soma system® self bodywork if you missed it). We have integrated this intervention into our treatments for patients that need and want to take their self-care “beyond foam rolling.”…
Boston Sports Medicine
Experts in Dance Rehab
Physical Therapy for Injured Dancers
We are members of the Boston Ballet Health Alliance
and the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS)
Boston area dancers get back in production with the help of Boston Sports Medicine. Our physical therapists specialize in dance rehabilitation on land and in the pool. Since 1999, we have provided exceptional physical therapy care to dozens in the dance community. Our business, education, and clinical models ensure that our dancers will always receive the most time with the best trained and licensed physical therapists, the greatest accessibility to a physical therapy clinic and their providers, and the highest customer satisfaction.
We work with dancers from the Boston Ballet, Boston Ballet School, Boston Ballet II, Jose Mateo, and The Boston Conservatory.
We have successfully treated the following dancer injuries:
Lisfrank fracture and sprain, Os Trigonum, chondral injury, tendon strain, tendinosis, metatarsal stress fracture, tibial strass fracture, ankle sprain, psoasitis, meniscus tear, cruciate ligament sprain, hip labrum tear, facet joint inflammaton, and many more.
Boston dancers will find our Allston and Somerville Physical Therapy clinics most convenient. Both clinics are on the Green Line and have free parking. Boston Sports Medicine physical therapy rehabilitation centers offer treatment for all dance injuries to the spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, foot, and ankle.
Learn about detraining and overtraining in the dancer.
At Boston Sports Medicine, we offer one-on-one Pre-Pointe Assessments for the adolescent dancer looking to initiate pointe work into their ballet practice. It is recommended that pointe work preparations should begin at least 1 year before the student is fitted for pointe shoes. For this reason, it is recommended that students have their first Pre-Pointe Assessment one year before they plan to start on pointe to assess what areas need to be improved so the dancers can correct all of these essential elements to prevent injury. Pointe readiness assessments are also provided for the advanced dancer looking to return to pointe with skilled guidance following an injury.
We also provide one on one general health and wellness screens for dancers in order to identify impairments and limitations, develop individualized injury prevention programs, and can make any necessary referrals to maximize health and performance in dancers.