Dance Physiotherapy is a form of physiotherapy that focuses on assessing, treating, and preventing injuries associated to dance.

Incline Health has physiotherapists who have worked in numerous sectors of dance and can assist you to know the special demands of this form of movement. These physiotherapists provide dancers with pre-pointe exams, injury prevention, and injury treatment on a regular basis. They take additional dance-specific Physiotherapy training and keep up with the latest dance-based research, trends, and treatment practices.

Professional Services

Specialists offer a variety of Dance Physiotherapy services, including the following:

Treatment and Rehabilitation for Dance Injuries

For all forms of dance-related injuries and problems, with a focus on the foot, lower limb, ankle, hip, and back.

Injury avoidance

Trained physiotherapists can check your skills and biomechanics to see whether they are contributing to your injury. Ankle and foot control, turnout, position and core control, alignment, strength, and flexibility are all examples of this.

Techniques for improving performance and education

Specialists can provide knowledge and techniques to assist you to reach your dancing goals after an assessment and analysis of your technique, mobility, and strength.

Pre-Pointe Evaluations

Teachers might request or recommend pre-pointe examinations to see if you’re ready to start dancing en pointe.

Ankle and foot control, lower limb strength, turnout, and core strength are all examined during a Pre Pointe evaluation. As needed, doctors can devise a home workout program to aid in the improvement of these areas. Not only can this assessment and house workout program help you prepare for Pointe work, but it can also help you improve your entire dancing technique!


The physiotherapists feel that education is important in preventing injury and improving technique, and they can give 1:1 education sessions or on-site workshops to help. These sessions could include:

  • Control of the feet and ankles
  • Pointe job preparation
  • Hip strength and turnout
  • Alignment and posture
  • core command
  • Assessments in secondary and tertiary dance


Doctors usually begin treatment with a thorough first assessment to ensure that doctors can correctly understand and identify your difficulties. This begins with a discussion of your dance goals, any pertinent injuries, and technique areas that need improvement.

Experienced physiotherapists will then do a physical examination that is specific to your injury or technical areas that you want to improve, such as posture,  foot and ankle control, alignment, lower limb strength, flexibility, and core control.

Treatment for Dance Injuries

If you’re coming to see us for therapy for a specific injury, we’ll collaborate to come up with a treatment plan that meets your needs.

Reducing pain, regaining mobility, and restoring strength, is likely to entail regular hands-on treatment such as soft tissue release and joint mobilizations.

You’ll be given a home workout routine to supplement treatment, as well as suggestions to help you get the most out of dancing class while you’re recovering.

Conclusion:- As needed, your physio will communicate with dancing teachers, doctors, or parents to ensure that everyone is on the same page while you heal.