DANCE|PREHAB PRESENTATION:
proactivity, preparation, and opportunity

Presentation information compiled by Moira Docherty PT, DPT &  Robert Tsai PT, DPT
Posted: 4/22/2020

This content and material of this presentation (and accompanying article) was curated and prepared for the dance parent, dance studio owner, or dance educator

If you are looking to invest in and commit to seeking improved care, health and wellness education, and prolonging the career of your dancers, feel free to organize viewings for your community or studio with the following presentation. 

You may view this presentation in sections below, or in it's entirely HERE.

Prehab is assisting dancers and performers to take active steps to address known injury-risk factors by building awareness, staying a step ahead, and preparing the dancer to minimize dance injury risk. 





THIS PRESENTATION FOR PARENTS/TEACHERS/STUDIO OWNERS WILL COVER:

  1. Current dance injury research
  2. Safe training concepts for the young dancer
  3. Current culture and "prehab"
  4. How to begin thinking about "prehab"
  5. What can "prehab" look like?
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