Performing arts rehabilitation
Caring for a variety of performers
The experts at Saco Bay Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy specialize in treating performing artists who suffer from a variety of complex conditions. Our team includes physical and occupational therapists and athletic trainers — many of whom have a performing arts background, providing a first-hand perspective of performers’ injuries and activities.
We care for a variety of performing artists, including:
- Aerial artists
- Musical theater performers
- Production crew
- Stunt performers
Injuries we treat
Injuries in performing artists sometimes differ from those that athletes experience in recreational sports such as football, soccer and basketball. Performing artists move their bodies in unique ways, often requiring more flexibility. For instance, a common injury among dancers that our specially trained therapists treat is FHL tendinopathy, a foot and ankle injury. Some of the injuries we commonly see are:
We properly identify your injuries and develop a personalized program that returns you to your activities as soon as possible. Sometimes, you may have significant injuries that require a longer recovery. In that case, we gradually reintegrate you those activities through physical therapy exercises with a focus on preventing any setbacks and helping ensure a full recovery.
To help avoid injuries, we perform preventive screenings to evaluate your strength, flexibility and technique. Based on our findings, we provide tips and educational information to help strengthen muscles used on a regular basis, enhance your technique and partner with you to develop a healthy rest regimen.
Our team works with many companies offering around-the-clock preventative care to performers. As a result, companies are able to dramatically reduce the amount of injuries they see in their performers throughout the year. Contact us to learn more about our preventative care services.