DR. JARRETT AND DR. NIETZ HAVE TAKEN MORE ADVANCED COURSEWORK IN THE TREATMENT OF DANCE INJURIES THAN ANY THERAPIST IN THE SAN ANTONIO AREA.
- San Antonio Center for Physical Therapy is the clinic of choice for dancers with injuries.
- We are the company Physical Therapists for San Antonio’s premier professional ballet company, Ballet San Antonio.
- The Center treats dancers of all ages and skill levels from beginner to professional.
- We treat all genres of dance: ballet, modern, jazz, tap and hip hop as well as cheerleaders and dance / drill team members.
- Our Doctors of Physical Therapy have trained at the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries and are members o fthe International Association of Dance Medicine and Science
Did You Know?
- 75-97% of dancers are injured annually.
- 80% of dancers experience a major injury during their career.
- 65% are overuse injuries, 35% are acute, traumatic injury.
- The greatest number of injuries is seen amongst lesser skilled dancers.
The good news is 98% respond to conservative treatment.
How We Can Help
Physical therapy can help facilitate recovery from a dance injury through the use of hands-on care, exercise and dance specific treatment strategies. Physical Therapists can also administer cryotherapy, ultrasound, electrical stimulation and iontophoresis to reduce inflammation and speed up healing.
Did You Know… – a Monthly Newsletter
Read our monthly “Did You Know…” series for valuable information on dance injuries that can occur and what you can do to prevent many of them. If a dance injury does occur, be sure to contact us today and schedule an appointment for therapy. Let us help you get back to dance the way you want to be – PAIN FREE!
- March 2012: Beating Tendinitis on Your Own (Part 1)
- February 2012: Factors that affect turnout.
- December 2011: How healthy are your bones? Adolescent dancers are at risk for bone injuries. How can you help to avoid them?
- November 2011: Strengthening Your Inner Core
- October 2011: Is the Pro-Arch®, Ballet Foot Stretch® or other foot-stretching device appropriate for me?
- September 2011: Can plyometric jump training help prevent you from having knee hip and ankle injuries that are caused by dancing?
- August 2011: Dance Injuries to the Foot and Ankle