Pointe Assessment

The Importance of a Pre Pointe Assessment

Going en pointe is a very exciting time in a young dancer’s ballet career.  An important step to making sure you are ready is having a pre-pointe assessment.  Here are some frequently asked questions from both parents and dancers to help you prepare for your assessment! What is a pre-pointe assessment? A pre-pointe assessment is…

Outer Knee Pain: ITB?

Did you increase your running distance, time or volume during lockdown and now find yourself with outer knee pain? If you have pain on the outside of your knee, the iliotibial band or ITB as it is commonly referred to could be the culprit. The condition, iliotibial band friction syndrome (ITBFS), is the most common…

Wry Neck

Have you ever woken up with your neck stuck and unable to turn or move ? You may have a case of wry neck! What is a wry neck? An acute wry neck is the sudden onset of severe neck pain, it is accompanied by spasm of the neck muscles, causing the neck to laterally…