From physical therapy to your personal performance goals, let's prioritize healthy long-term accountability & support throughout your artistic journey.
Rehabilitation, recovery, and return-to-dance protocols designed and implemented with your personal movement artistry in mind. Let's transition from injury back to dancing smarter and harder.
Prehab coaching sessions tailored to your performance goals. Together, let's establish a movement practice to support periods of development and growth, both physically and artistically. Expand the scope of your training beyond injury prevention.
Speed up your restoration and recovery with a body work session. Techniques implemented include myofascial release, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) techniques, joint mobilization techniques, and muscle energy techniques (MET).
Implement a resistance-based strength and conditioning programming for your dancers. Emphasize strong human foundations in your dancers to extend into artistic endeavors and long term health.
How do you seek long-term accountability for your dancers' health? We discuss periods of growth as they coincide with dance training, and avenues to support the dancers' long-term goals with physical health and wellness in mind.
Our workshops cover a range of topics from self-care to comprehensive strength and conditioning concepts. We collaborate with you, your company, and/or your institution to adjust workshop content and approach for your movement artists.
As dancers, educators, and physical therapists, we know that awareness and attention to physical health and wellness does not have to begin with injury.
Before we are dancers, we are human. At DANCE|PREHAB, let's build strong human foundations to elevate your artistry and prolong your career.
Creating spaces for learning, application, and accountability to support movement artist resilience and longevity.
"I felt cared for, listened to, and understood by Dr. Tsai. He made sure to keep a consistent, open line of communication and challenged me throughout my journey towards forming healthier habits. After four years with chronic lower back pain from a traumatic injury, I have finally found a physical therapist that has successfully guided me to find consistent progression in the healing process..."
University of California, Irvine
"Don't walk, but run to DANCE|PREHAB. What a wealth of knowledge I've learned about my body and specific tools to help myself. Performing through the pain has been my reality for so long and focusing on keeping this body healthy has been invaluable."
Akram Khan Company
"In the past, I have experienced physiotherapists looking down upon a dancer's education, not realizing the amount of knowledge their body does carry. You were respectful, gentle, and motivating! Thank you for all that you offer..."
chuthis. - Artistic Director
"DANCE|PREHAB has helped me stay on top of my game and build strength during this period of quarantine and isolation. I look forward to taking this knowledge with me as I transition back into the performance space."
The Julliard School
"I have endless gratitude for Rob and his mentorship in my life. My past training had always been framed around how to prevent further injury of my hip, and I never even thought to think bigger. It's been unbelievably refreshing to not be chained down to old injuries and train with new intentions."
“DANCE|PREHAB has furthered knowledge of my body, revealing new ways of thinking and moving that has increased my body awareness as I dance. I am especially grateful for the specificity provided to work towards my future goals as both a dancer and a human.”
Westside Dance Project
Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy
"Dr. Tsai is extremely patient and knowledgeable. He not only showed me exercises that effectively alleviated my upper back pain, but was able to help me understand the root causes of the issue in clear, non-technical terms. I am grateful to say that our session was equally educational as it was healing."
What is it?
Injury and the recovery process means lost time, training, and time away from our communities. How can "prehab" help? What exactly is "prehab"?
Are you worried if strength and resistance training is safe for your child or young dancer? Here's what the research says...
How to think about health and wellness support as a pre-college or college student. A conversation with Prof. Robin Kish, MS, MFA
Rob and Erin dive into how their experiences as dancers/performers led to the physical therapy profession.
Strength Training for Dancers
Concepts to help keep up with the ever-increasing demands of dance.
Breakdowns of common physical therapy exercises and why they're important to incorporate into your dance practice