dreamstime_xxl_44851874Dance Medicine

Now offering physical therapy care for dancers because the unique physical and aesthetic demands of dance require a specialized approach to rehabilitation


Dance science is the scientific study of dance, aiming at the enhancement of performance, prevention of injuries, and maintaining overall well-being and health.  It is something all dancers and dance educators need to be aware of in order to improve technique and avoid injuries.

At Blaine Health and Wellness, we believe in incorporating these principles into our physical therapy care. When injured, dancers need specialized care to cater to the unique demands that dance places on the body.  Our physical therapy evaluations assess the injury and the overall health of the dancer.  A dance technique assessment is also conducted in order to understand the cause of the problem and how to restore a dancer’s full function.  A specialized treatment plan is geared towards dance specific rehabilitation needs.  Conditioning programs will also be integrated into treatment to ensure a full return to dance performance and prevent future injuries.

Injury prevention seminars are available at our clinic or on-site at dance studios in order to educate dancers and dance educators on the importance of dancer health and wellness.  On-site injury screenings and medical coverage during performances are available as well.

Please contact Dr. Bridget Kelly at bridgetblainehealth@gmail.com or (763) 703-3509 for more information.