Snapped. Cracked. Torn. Sprained. Rolled. What do all these words have in common? These are the words every dancer dreads hearing. Why? It usually means you have been injured. Here are a few common dance injuries, how you can help prevent encountering these, and repair ones you may have by incorporating GYROTONIC® METHOD into your dance workout regime.

· Common Dance Injury #1: Ankle Sprains

This is usually caused by over stretching or tears in the ligaments in the ankle. One of the ways to prevent this is with ankle exercises and hip strengthening. 

· Common Dance Injury #2: Snapping Hip

Sometimes it can begin without pain when it snaps, but later it can be accompanied with pain, tightness with the IT band, and weakness of the outside of the hip. What are a couple of ways to prevent this? Strengthening the glutes and working on pelvic stabilization.

· Common Dance Injury #3: Achilles Tendonitis

This occurs when the tendon in the back of the ankle becomes inflamed. Stretching the feet in parallel and incorporating quad, hip, and core stretching can aid in preventing this.

To prevent some of these injuries from sidelining your dance training call 424-333-4545. Learn how you can help prevent these preventable injuries.

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