Performing Arts Rehab

Many times dancers find themselves injured; these injuries are not always a result of a bad landing or failure to warm up.Some are due to postural and mechanical issues that are not corrected properly as children grow into adulthood. The lack of proper alignment causes wear and tear on a dancer’s body which could be avoided. Injury prevention and early intervention are key to ensuring dancers can safely continue their professional or recreational dance classes.

How can Physical Therapy help?

Whether from surgery, injury, or simple stress, proper stretching and strengthening exercises are a primary focus to enhance healing. A thorough assessment of a dancer’s biomechanics is crucial to rapid recovery and prevention of re-injury. Our specially trained Doctor of Physical Therapy, Eva Martinez, provides analysis, evaluation, and individualized treatment of dance-related injuries or postural deficits. Eva understands the biomechanics of the body emphasizes muscles flexibility and power to enhance performance.

Free Assessment Adults and Children (Age 5 and Up).

An assessment identifies if there is a problem or opportunity for improvement. To address more complex conditions identified during the assessment, an outpatient appointment can be scheduled at Professional Therapy Services, Inc. North Peoria Clinic. Although no physician referral is needed to see a physical therapist, some insurance companies may require a referral for coverage.

Our specially trained Doctor of Physical Therapy, Eva Martinez, an avid dancer for over 15 years, has studied an array of different styles, ballet, Latin, African, hip hop and many others. She has studied under dance-trained therapists; offering specialty services for injuries that dancers are prone to and knows how to help them recover quickly through quality therapy. “As a dancer and Physical Therapist, I understand dancers’ body mechanics and can empower them to perform at the best of their abilities.