Dance Program

The dance program at the Institute for Athletic Medicine offers specialized exercise programs to help treat and prevent problems. Our therapists work with you and your physician to develop a personalized exercise and treatment plan to get you back in the limelight.

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No referral needed! Call 612-672-7100 or request an appointment online

We use a multidisciplinary approach to treatment that includes: .

  • Dance-specific muscle imbalance assessment, including flexibility and strength testing
  • A biomechanical assessment identifying malalignment or imbalance and other compensatory mechanisms
  • Motion analysis of dance-specific movements
  • Footwear analysis and recommendations
  • Analysis of foot structure and mechanics
  • An exercise prescription that’s specific to the unique needs of your discipline and enhances your strength and flexibility
Conditions we treat:
  • Lumbar spine pathology
    • Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and strains
    • Disc pathology
  • Hip pathology
    • Impingement
    • Strains
    • Labral tears
    • Apophysitis (growth plate inflammation)
  • Knee pathology
    • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
    • Knee pain
    • Osgood-Schlatter disease
    • Ligament injury
  • Foot/ankle pathology
    • Ligament sprain/tear
    • Achilles tendinopathy
    • Sever’s disease (growth plate inflammation)
    • Impingement
    • Os trigonum
    • Sesamoiditis
    • FHL tenosynovitis
  • Post-op rehab
  • Post-fracture
  • Issues that arise with adolescent growth
To schedule an appointment with a dance specialist, please call 612-672-7100.