Improving Dance Performance Through Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation
90% of dancers will sustain an injury over the course of their training. It is important to know where to turn for personalized care to return to dancing at ones’ highest capacity. It is our mission to help dancers and performers return to the activities they love.
Our Dance Medicine Program applies a scientific understanding of athletic performance with an artistic appreciation for the human body in motion. We help dancers move through the healing process after an injury and focus on proper technique and alignment to prevent future injuries.
Our Dance Medicine Services:
We provide a 40 min Pre-Pointe Screening test to identify if a dancer is physically fit and ready for the demands of pointe work. Our services also include:
- Dance Technique Centered Rehabilitation
- Dance Conditioning
- Balance, Posture & Placement Exercises
- Strengthening Exercises
- Injury Prevention
- Pre-pointe Assessment
- Dance Nutrition
- Dance Educator Seminars
Get Back to Feeling Brand New Again
Are you a dancer working through an injury? Would you prefer to work with a therapist who understands the specific needs of performers? Contact our office to schedule an appointment with our dance medicine specialist. We accept most health insurance plans and will gladly verify benefits before your first visit.
Therapeutic Associates Downtown Portland Physical Therapy
837 SW 1st Ave. Suite 150
Portland, OR 97204
Our Dance Medicine Specialist
Amy Benton PT, DPT, CMPT, CSCS
“One does not choose dance. Dance chooses you.”
As a physical therapist, I make every effort to provide a holistic approach to the care of my patients. Each treatment is personalized and specifically tailored to the individual needs of performers. As a dancer of over 15 years, I have a deep understanding of the physical, and emotional needs of a dancer and seek to provide the highest level of care in order to help my patients return to the stage safely to satisfy the artist within.