DANCE PHYSIO

We help dancers prevent and recover from injuries, and offer assessments, screenings and Pilates.

Dance, especially ballet, is a very specialised sport. Therefore, when a dancer gets injured they need specific treatment. The foot, ankle, hip and back are areas commonly injured amongst the dancing population and accurate, early assessment, diagnosis and treatment is vital.

Having a background in dance qualifications and training to treat dance specific injuries are essential elements you should be looking for in your Physiotherapist. Improper and delayed rehabilitation of injuries can hamper a dancers’ ability to return to performing. And because we share your passion for dance we know that’s the last thing you want.

 

Dance Assessments and Screenings:

  • General Dance Screenings to assess for any potential areas of weakness and to help prevent injuries
  • Pre-Pointe Assessments to identify any weaknesses that should be addressed prior to commencing pointe work
  • Tertiary Dance Assessments as required by tertiary institutions for auditions for their dance programs

 

Our Fees

Dance Physiotherapy Initial consult (allow 45-60 mins)….. $112 – 125

Dance Physiotherapy Standard consult (allow 45 mins)….. $100 – 115

Pre-pointe Assessment (60 mins plus written report)….. $185

General Dance Screening (60 mins plus written report)….. $185

Tertiary Dance Assessments (45 mins) ….. $150

*Fees are valid until June 2024.

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Susan McLean – Dance Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor

Susan’s own love of dance started with Ballet and Jazz at the age of 4 and currently she is
enjoying taking her own 4 year old daughter to ballet classes. Since completing her
Physiotherapy degree, Susan has undertaken numerous post graduate courses and
workshops in dance Physiotherapy management. She has worked with dancers of all styles
and levels and has been an invited guest speaker and presenter at the QLD state level figure
skaters camp on the Gold Coast and the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dance
summer camp at Mt Tamborine. Susan has attended several dance schools in the Brisbane
area speaking to students on dance injury prevention, dance specific Pilates and Pre-Pointe
readiness. Susan has also most recently completed her Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)
Teacher Certification training.

Nicole Peavey – Dance Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor

Nicole grew up in Melbourne where she was a keen dancer and represented Victoria in calisthenics. She knew from a young age that she wanted to become a Physiotherapist after needing their help to overcome a number of dancing injuries. Amongst her other studies, Nicole has completed a Dancing Hip & Ankle Injury Rehabilitation qualification. She is passionate about treating dancing injuries and is well respected around the community as a Clinical Pilates Instructor and Physiotherapist.

Alana Pacholke – Dance Physiotherapist

Alana grew up as a keen dancer, trying any style that she could, from Ballet and Tap to Swing dancing, and this progressed to teaching for several years. Her interest in physiotherapy developed from her own experiences with injury throughout her dancing career. She has sought out additional education in management of foot, ankle and hip injuries in dancers and has a passion for helping dancers of any kind manage their injuries and reach their potential.

Ellie Widdicombe – Dance Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor

Ellie commenced dancing at the age of 3 and has had over 20 years experience performing on stage in many genres. Ellie has a passion and a keen interest in ballet, contemporary, jazz and ballet technique. Through her love of dance Ellie developed a passion for kinesiology and anatomy which led to her studying Physiotherapy. Ellie has completed a variety of dance specific courses including pre pointe assessment, foot and ankle injuries in dancers. Ellie has a passion to ensure safety and technique from a young age with particular emphasis on pre pointe work.