MARCH Q&A:

DANCE MEDICINE

Welcome to the March Q&A Discussion Forum! Find everything we have lined up for this month below including our feature module, the chance to talk to our Dance Medicine expert and test your knowledge in our expert's case study. 

FEATURE MODULE

Dance Medicine

The Dance Medicine module is our feature module this month! This entertaining entertaining and beautiful 1-hour module gives an overview of the various styles of dance, the basics of dance and ballet, how to provide medical care to dancers, and diagnosis and management of dance-related injuries of the foot and ankle and other parts of the body. Subscribers can access the module via the below button or by navigating to the 'Sport Specific' eSeries within the Academy content library.

HOW

Step One

Each month the SEM Academy team pick a topical subject and source our very best global experts, to provide you with current information and research.

IT

Step Two

During the month we invite you to use the discussion forum below to enter your questions and interact with your SEM peers.

WORKS

Step Three

The content expert will respond right here, on this page, and interact with you through out the month. Discussion only lasts for one month, so start asking!

OUR EXPERT

Dr Jason Lam

Dr Jason Lam has over two decades of experience working in the performing arts space at an elite level. He is the Crichton Dance Medicine Fellow at the Australian Ballet and Orchestra Victoria where he looks after the dancers and musicians. He is actively involved in medical education and research and has presented and published widely around dance medicine, hand injury, medical education and chronic pain.

CASE STUDY

WHY IS SHANI EXPERIENCING PAIN?


Shani is a 17 year old woman who started ballet at 15 years old, and at the beginning of this year was thrilled to be allowed to go en pointe (when a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet within pointe shoes) and started dancing full time at her ballet school. She comes in about 6 weeks into her first term complaining of pain behind her ankle. It’s particularly bad as she rises up onto pointe and also when she’s up en pointe. She says it is 'not too bad' with jumping.

WHY IS SHANI EXPERIENCING PAIN?


Case written by Dr Jason Lam

dance medicine RESOURCES

RESOURCE 1

In a recent CJSM paper, researchers demonstrated that hypermobile dancers are have no greater risk of hip pain, injury or retirement than non-hypermobile dancers. Read the paper here.


RESOURCE 2

The International Association for Dance Medicine and Science have created a series of public resources on dancer health and training. Check out these resources here.


AND...GO!

Let's start the discussion


Note: this discussion forum is a private 'members only' page, exclusive to SEM Academy subscribers. The information shared here will not be made available to the general public.