Posted 24 May 2005 - 06:45 AM
1- Even with the advancements in surgical and medical techniques, what injury have you noticed and/or experienced that is the most difficult to come back from?? ACL? Back? Archilles?
2-I am not a dancer, but I know that message therapy is one of the ways dancers try to keep going, in regards to "nagging" injuries. Is it pretty effective??
3- I know that lifting weights per say has been a no-no traditionally to strengthen up. Is it still frowned upon.
I am not a dancer, but whenever a dancer I know about gets injured, I really get upset because you guys work so hard. And it is such a short career.
Posted 24 May 2005 - 09:28 AM
Fandeballetl, RE your third question. Here's a recent article from dance-teacher.com that supports strength training as a part of dancer conditioning.
There's no reference to the special needs of truly elderly dancers, but I found that -- after starting ballet classes at over 60 -- my past few years in the gym were of great help in negotiating plies, battements, all kinds of jumps, etc., etc., not to mention the need to control for balance, poise, etc.
Posted 24 May 2005 - 03:31 PM
I think it's interesting for us as audience members to understand more about this. Those who know, please chime in. Is there, as fandeballet asked, a particular kind of injury that is the worst of all, or does it depend on the dancer?
Regarding weight lifting, I remember reading in Peter Martins's autobiography that he embarked on a course of weight lifting as a very young corps member when his partner complained (he used a stronger word ) that he couldn't lift and support her properly.
Posted 24 May 2005 - 11:19 PM
Posted 25 May 2005 - 02:48 AM
Posted 03 March 2007 - 11:19 PM
One doctor could find a problem but it could end up that that's not the root of the pain. It may just be muscular pain.
I think massage would only help in certain cases like muscle spasms. Yet, too much massage could just aggravate the problem more.
Posted 04 March 2007 - 06:44 AM
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