Sunshine, warm weather, barbecues, and baseball means summer is afoot. With the sultry weather comes barefoot walks and sandals. So are your feet in sandal shape after being hidden in wool socks and boots? Here are 10 tips to get your feet ready, healthy and in shape.Read More
Beginning any exercise program, including a core routine requires you to establish goals. In my previous post on understanding your core muscles, you learned that the core is more than the abdominal muscles. So now let's talk about goals for working your core.Read More
As a dancer, you are constantly challenged to train and care for your body to achieve your artistic expression—be it your passion or your profession. But what about when life's other physical demands take center stage?Read More
"When can I start pointe work?" "Is my daughter ready for pointe?" "Should I have my daughter evaluated before she goes on pointe?"
As a physical therapist who works with pre-professional ballet students, I am asked about pointe readiness by students, parents, and teachers. The answer is unique to each dancer
Core and abdominal exercises have become synonymous in recent years. However, it is a group of muscles—not just your abs—that provide stability and support to the body. This group of muscles is referred to as "core muscles" or the foundation of the body.
So what exactly is this mystery muscle group that seems to be tossed around in health clubs, pilates classes, or by healthcare professionals?Read More