Madeline Stammen’s Story

Cirque du Soleil athlete Madeline Stammen returns to figure skating after ACL reconstruction: I was thrilled that Dr. Cole was able to do my second

Podcast on Physical Therapy for Joffrey Ballet

Rachel Wise, Physical Therapist with Athletico and the Joffrey Ballet joins Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul to discuss physical therapy for dancers. They discuss

Injuries Impacting Professional Dancers

Injuries Impacting Professional Dancers

Injury-Prevention Tips from Joffrey Dancers Help Recreational Athletes Professional dancers, like professional athletes, are subject to injury because of the constant stress they put on

When Turf Toe Strikes, You’ll Know What To Do

When Turf Toe Strikes, You’ll Know What To Do

Turf toe is not a term you want to use when talking to a ballerina before her diva debut or a head football coach about

Back to Basics: 3 Injury Prevention Tips for Dancers

Back to Basics: 3 Injury Prevention Tips for Dancers

By Athletico Physical Therapy As summer starts winding down, dancers are getting ready to transition to the fall program season. Preparing for the season’s big

The Power of the Mind-Body Connection: Make Mental Health a Priority

By: Erica Hornthal, CEO of Chicago Dance Therapy As a dance/movement therapist, I have always known that the mind and body are connected. I see

This is Your Brain on Dance!

By Erica Hornthal, LCPC, BC-DMT , Chicago Dance Therapy June, which is just around the corner, is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. There are an

A Dance Major’s Return to the Stage

Megan Chiu, now 19, was a stand-out at the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center and impressed at the Chicago High School for the Arts. When she

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