Dance Medicine

APPOINTMENTS: (203) 230-9226
 Dance Medicine

Dancers routinely push the human body to its very limits. Our therapists understand the unique needs of dancers and provide expert evaluation and treatment of dance-related injuries. Our facilities include access to dance studio space, Pilates, and fitness equipment.

Our dance medicine program focuses on injury prevention, rehabilitation, and conditioning specifically designed for dancers. Dancers will be educated on the treatment process for their injury, and will receive an individualized program of care designed to rehabilitate as well as condition the body for prevention of future injuries.

Our unique staff of physical therapists, many with advanced certifications, as well as personal dance experience, will assist dancers in meeting their goals, and help them to restore muscle balance, joint function and proper body mechanics. Progression utilizing return to dance plyometric program will be emphasized throughout the course of treatment, utilizing functional treatment programs.

Dance-specific evaluations include:

Musculoskeletal testing including the assessment of:

  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Balance
  • Postural Stability
  • Biomechanical assessment
  • Technique Analysis 

Dance Injury Prevention Screening

Injuries are common among dancers due to repetitive stress and the athletic demand placed on the body. Preventing injury is critical to keeping a dancer healthy and active. The screening exam consists of a review of the dancer’s complaints including a gross musculoskeletal scan with general fitness testing.

At the conclusion of the prevention screening, the dancer will be given an individualized injury prevention exercise regime with recommendations for technique modification, training strategies, and proper footwear. If a dancer has already sustained an injury, our physical therapists offer dance specific therapy and rehabilitation for dancers of all ages.

Information and Appointments

Call: (203) 230-9226


Gaylord Hospital Gaylord Wellness Center Gaylord Sleep Medicine / Guilford
Gaylord Hospital

Gaylord Farm Road

Wallingford, CT 06492

(203) 284-2800

Gaylord Physical Therapy, Orthopedics
and Sports Medicine

8 Devine Street

North Haven, CT 06473

203-230-9226 / 203-284-2818 Sleep Medicine

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare