Physiotherapy Dance Assessments in Townsville

Posted on: Oct 9th, 2019 by | Categories: Uncategorised


At The Physio Movement, we work closely with many Townsville dancers.

There are many reasons why dancers need to see a dance Physio. Unfortunately, it is often due to injury, but many dancers see us before an injury which is even better! We can help you minimise your risk of injury with an injury prevention program (strengthening program) or postural assessment.

Common reasons dancers visit a Physiotherapist:

  • The dancer has been asked by their dance teacher to see a Physiotherapist for a pre pointe assessment
  • The dancer is unsure if they are ready to commence dancing en pointe
  • The dancer wishes to remain injury free whilst working on specific dance strengthening 

Common dance injuries or dance issues we treat at The Physio Movement 

  • Posterior Impingement
  • Metatarsal stress fractures
  • Flexor Hallucius Longus Tendinopathy
  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome 
  • Stress fractures of the bones of the foot
  • Tibial stress fractures
  • Posterior ankle impingement
  • Anterior hip impingement
  • Hamstring tears
  • Low back pain
  • Muscular imbalance
  • Flexibility issues

Dance Physio Pre-Pointe Assessment 

At The Physio Movement we have a pre-pointe assessment which is designed from a Physiotherapist who understands the demands of ballet and pre pointe dancers. Our assessment has been created to asses the risk of injury to the dancer and determine how ready they are to commence pointe work, ensuring no injury.

Our Physio Dance Assessments include:

  1. Your Dance and injury history 
  2. A Physical examination – (This will allow your Physiotherapist to measure your range of movement in your lower limb joints and to test your strength)
  3. A Functional examination


Schedule your Dance assessment appointment online or call 1300 876 348 


Physiotherapy Townsville - The Physio Movement


     517 Flinders Street
Townsville City Qld 4810
     1300 TPM FIT or 4740 4516
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