Progressing onto pointe is an exciting milestone for young dancers but it is not a process that should be rushed. If a dancer begins pointe work before they are ready, they often develop poor movement habits and use incorrect muscles to compensate, potentially leading to injuries long term.
Our pre-pointe assessment is taken by a physiotherapist with experience in dance. We will take a thorough history and examine the dancer’s posture, range of movement, strength and core stability, all within a friendly and supportive environment.
What to expect:
Comprehensive assessment to establish areas for improvement
A personalised home exercise program to address each area
Education of correct movement habits and muscle activation required for pointe work
Clear treatment plan including follow ups required to progress onto pointe safely
Written report provided for your dance teacher
How we can help:
Our individual consultations will fully prepare you for pointe work to minimise the risk of injury and help you achieve your dance goals.