Do you have a rotator cuff tear?

A rotator cuff tear is when the tendon that connects the muscles of the shoulder blade (scapula) to the arm bone (humerus) is partially or fully torn. What is the rotator cuff? The rotator cuff is composed of 4 different muscles: the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis. These muscles all have individual actions to…

Beat It – Diabetes Exercise Program

Diabetes is a medical condition affecting 1 million Australians. Remarkably, it is believed that 50% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed. Diabetes affects the ability of the body to produce and use a hormone called insulin. Insulin acts as a key to “unlock the doors” of our muscles so that glucose (sugar, aka energy) can…

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…