Looking after Dancers @SSP Physio Centre


Dancers demand a lot of their bodies, and training schedules plus performances can create excessive loads onto muscles, tendons and joints that cause injuries. Young dancers are also susceptible to injuries, and a little guidance to ensure each dancer is ready to progress in their dancing journey can hopefully prevent unwanted injuries and pain.

At Sydney Spine & Pelvis Physio we love looking after Dancers of all ages and all levels of experience from those just getting ready to go up onto Pointe, to elite Dancers performing with Bangarra Dance & Sydney Dance Company. Our team can provide you with a broad spectrum of treatment options, exercises and movement retraining to ensure you can continue to do what you love: DANCE!

Sydney Spine & Pelvis Centre has a number of previous dancers who now provide Physio & Exercise Physiology services:

 -Vanessa Barnes is our physiotherapist who provides assessment, technique advice, and treatment for Dance, and gymnastic related injuries. They can help you to recover from acute or old injuries and niggles that are holding you back from returning to dance, while also uncovering problems in your technique that can be improved so that further injuries can be prevented.

- Annie Jeffries, An Exercise Physiologist with a PhD in Dance related injury management is now providing movement & technique retraining, specific exercise rehabilitation and small group Pilates classes at our Drummoyne Centre.



Dance Injury assessment & Treatment


 Don’t let an injury be the one thing that prevents you from reaching your full dance potential

– the right treatment can mean a full recovery as well as teaching you how to  decrease the chance of re-injury.

With the right treatment and exercise program you can take back control of your body and progress towards an even better dance experience. We often see dancers and gymnasts who are finding they just can’t quite achieve a certain stretch or dance move because they feel a restriction or lack of flexibility.

Our Dance therapists will assess your whole body and determine whether this lack of ease in movement is due to a lack of flexibility, or biomechanical, or due to muscle imbalances that require specific attention so that you can reach your full potential.