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With the start of a new dance season comes the return of the dreaded start of season muscle soreness. Anyone who has suddenly changed their training intensity or load knows what I’m talking about.

Re-activation soreness, also known as delayed onset muscle soreness (or D...

Summer intensives are just around the corner and dancers from all over will be attending new and exciting programs. These are a great opportunity to train with guest teachers, try new styles of dance and make new friends. There’s nothing more frustrating than missing o...

Feet are a dancer's foundation, their base, their interaction with the environment and a tool for expressing their craft. They are also one of the most commonly injured areas in dance. Here are some tips and tricks to ensure your feet stay happy and healthy, so you can...

This past October I had the opportunity to attend one of my very favourite conferences, in Helsinki! The International Association of Dance Medicine and Science Annual Meeting is always a highlight of my year (and not just because it usually means I get to travel to fu...

I was recently in Los Angeles giving a presentation on “Developing Turnout in Dancers” at CLI Studios. A lot of people commented that they missed the live presentation, and rather than make them wait for the recorded version to become available, I decided to put some o...

Historically, in the world of ballet, young dancers were considered ready to start training en pointe at 12 years of age.  However, this age had more to do with tradition than any biological or technical requirement. With advances in dance science, we now know that the...

With the start of another dance season well underway, how many of you are thinking about the best way to fuel your body for optimum performance? Today, I'm thrilled to share a guest post from Tannis of Fit, Freckled, Fed on her five favourite nutrients for peak perform...

As the last few weeks of summer vacation come to a close (single tear 😢 ), many dancers are anxiously awaiting the return to regular dance classes and training. It's always an exciting time filled with anticipation of new classes with new friends, new teachers, new ro...

I was recently invited to give a talk to a group of very dedicated dancers at the Vancouver Ballet Society’s Spring Seminar. I was asked to speak about injury prevention in dance, and since then have had quite a lot of questions and interest in the topic. Although it w...

Bone tissue is one of the most metabolically active tissues in the body.  It is constantly going through a process of remodeling in response the mechanical loads being placed upon it. In healthy bone, there is a homeostatic balance between bone resorption and bone form...

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