Eat, Sleep, Dance, Repeat: The Importance of Sleep for Dancers

By Alyssa Hartley for Athletico Physical Therapy As summer comes to an end, Fall brings a season of routine. This is especially true of dancers who

The 6 Main Causes of Dance Injuries

Dance injury rates are significantly statistically higher than that of other sports. A study by Wolverhampton University found that professional dancers are more likely to

The Importance of Sleep for Dancers; Treating Hand & Wrist Injuries

Episode 17.26 with Hosts Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole. Broadcasting on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio, Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:00 AM/c. Segment One (01:25): Julie O’Connell PT, DPT,

Tips for Keeping Your Feet Dancing Through the Holidays

By  Kelli Barton for Athletico The Nutcracker is the most iconic holiday ballet performed by ballet schools and professional companies around the world. Between December

Boost your bones for life: Top diet and exercise tips to avoid fractures

It is easy to assume that osteoporosis only affects more fragile people but one-in- two women and one-in-five men over 50 will suffer a fracture,

7 Important Exercises For Developing Stronger Bones

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, the best ways to fight off the effects of osteoporosis is weight-bearing exercises that stress muscles and bones more

AMNIOTIC TISSUE DONATION FROM ONE MOTHER HELPS ANOTHER MOTHER

Fifteen years of dancing left Ashleigh with a painful bone spur and degenerative arthritis in her first metatarsophalangeal joint, which made it difficult to keep

MOR Ankle Physician Treats Ballet Dancer with Os Trigonum Syndrome

  Chicago ballet dancer Sara Strom is back performing the “Nutcracker” after having surgery for ankle pain. . Dr. George Holmes, foot and ankle orthopedic

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