This course is ideal for therapists who work with dancers
This course is not solely designed for dance teachers and is a great addition for physiotherapists, personal trainers and other health care professionals who want to work more closely with dancers. You will leave armed with many tools and techniques to help dancers suffering with all types of foot injuries, specifically:
- Plantar Fascia Pain
- Posterior Impingement
- Os Trigonum
- Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Sever's Disease
- Stress Fractures
- “Shin Splits”
Especially in the pre-adolescent/adolescent student, it’s imperative to support the vulnerable structures in the foot and ankle. Since many changes are happening in the body during this time, attention needs to be given to certain strengthening exercises that will benefit the dancer throughout the length of their career. Some dancers, eager to get quick results, resort to using foot stretchers and other dangerous items in an attempt to get the feet they have always wanted. Not only do the foot stretchers fail to improve, strengthen and control the ankle they are also cause massive damage to the soft tissue structures in the foot. This often leads to injury and a reduced capacity to dance, rather than an improvement.
As with all of the Level Two courses you will get the most out of it with a good knowledge of some of the student programs, free articles, and Level One Teacher Training course.
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