We are proud to be celebrating more than 30 years of providing medical services to Pittsburgh Ballet Theater.
What some people might forget is that dancers are more than performing artists – they are athletes. The strength, speed, and stamina necessary for a dancer to perform at a high level equal that of any competitive athlete.
The physical characteristics of dancers resemble those of high-level athletes, as do the many dance-related injuries they sustain.
The majority of dance injuries result from overuse, and are commonly caused by repetitive stress and predisposing factors, like weakness or inflexibility.
Typical overuse injuries to the foot, ankle, and lower leg, include:
Factors that contribute to dance injuries include:
Athletic trainers and physical therapists at UPMC Sports Medicine want to keep dancers injury free.
Treatment of these injuries include:
To schedule an appointment or ask a question, call 1-855-937-7678 or contact us online.
UPMC Rooney Sports Complex
3200 S. Water St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex
8000 Cranberry Springs Drive
Cranberry Township, PA 16066