Dance requires grace, rhythm… and Chiropractic!
01 March 2020

Misty CopelandLet’s put it out there: chiropractic is more than just helping people with back pain. It’s beneficial for everyone as it can potentially help you to reduce pain as well as, if not better than medication!

This is why many dancers turn to chiropractors today to help them treat problems that arise so they can perform at their optimal best.

Fun fact: Misty Copeland, the principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, goes to a chiropractor too!

Dance is a physically demanding sport that requires significant strength, stamina and flexibility in addition to having artistic flair. Training and performing multiple times a week places a lot of pressure on dancers’ bodies, which may result in repetitive strain injuries or sports injuries.

As chiropractic care looks after spinal joint movements, the health of the nervous system and body performance, it’s extremely beneficial for dancers, especially ballerinas of all levels. Here are three main reasons why:

 

1. Improve Performance and Joint Function

Ballet dancer - b&wDancing is intense on joints. For ballerinas, ballet injuries tend to happen in the lower extremity, meaning from the hips to the toes. When working with a chiropractor, they will aim to help dancers improve joint function in a few ways such as:

  • Increasing flexibility and mobility in  joints and muscles using assisted stretching
  • Spinal adjustments
    • These are like an alignment-check for your spine
  • Restoring balance within the body and muscles from the spinal adjustments
  • By recommending rehab exercises and stretches, to maintain or even build muscular balance and tone

 

2. Reduce Dance Injuries

Break danceDancers may sometimes hide their injuries and push through the pain, or they may think that such aches and pains are normal. They’re not! And chiropractors can help with this.

Chiropractors don’t just work on bones and joints. They are extremely proficient in soft tissue and manual release techniques that will get you back to proper form in-between training and performances.

All of this helps to reduce injuries and subsequently, improve dancers’ balance and performance.

 

3. Build Strength That Helps Stamina

Ballet dance on the streetTumbling, twirling, lifting. While all of these are graceful movements dancers do, they also require strength!

Dancing requires coordination and balance, which stem from strong muscles, joints and ligaments. Gaining muscle mass and improving overall strength will help with the stamina a dancer needs for continuous training.

Here’s where visiting Agape Chiropractic Clinic will help:

We have a rehab clinic with an expert in physical therapy and rehab on-hand, to guide you through all the necessary rehabilitative movements and exercises to build strength and stamina, increase muscle tone, and prevent injuries!

So are you a dancer? Then consider receiving the benefits of chiropractic care from a proper sports chiropractor in Singapore like us! With our expertise and friendly support, we’ll help you to improve the quality of your performance, the lifespan of your career, and your overall well-being.

 

References

https://www.canadianchiropractor.ca/chiropractic-takes-centre-stage-treating-overuse-injuries-in-the-world-of-dance-1098/

https://www.thejoint.com/2017/07/31/dancing-and-chiropractic-are-perfect-partners

https://theknockturnal.com/a-ballerina-tale/

https://linfordchiropractic.ca/chiropractic-care-the-dance-advantage/

https://chiropractorfortlauderdaleflorida.com/fort_lauderdale_chiropractor_blog/how-chiropractic-helps-dancers-a-complete-guide/