As a dance Physiotherapist, I have been seeing dancers complaining about back pain when they try to turnout and lift the back leg higher. They also complaint of a poor bodyline when lifting the back leg in arabesque. If you want to lift the back leg properly without hurting the back, first you have to … More Arabesque, how to lift leg up higher?
In ballet, everyone wants perfect pointing feet. The big toe flexor is one of the keys that helps to point the foot perfectly and also one of the muscle groups that support the whole body weight en pointe in ballet. As a dance physiotherapist, I always find out that the big toe flexors problem is one … More How to achieve Perfect Pointe with less pain?
Scapular movement in action with explanation: We always hear dance teachers shouting in class “Shoulders Down”. However, is it a good cue for dance student? What would student perceived when they hear shoulders down? When students hear the cue: “shoulders down”, most of the student will over depress their shoulders. When over depressing shoulders, the scapular … More “Shoulders Down”? is it good or bad cue?