Dancer's Corner

Medical Services for Dancers 

If you are a dancer, you need a physician who understands the unique demands that dance places on your body. All too often, dancers with pain (or other complex symptoms) are told to stop dancing, a heartbreaking and often avoidable measure! As a former ballet dancer for over 25 years, Dr. Bluestein truly understands the dancer's passion for dance as well as the physical and mental demands that accompany this challenging art form. At Wisconsin Integrative Pain Specialists, we work with dancers to keep them on their toes, rather than in the doctor's office. 

 

Dr. Bluestein specializes in hypermobility disorders (extreme flexibility) which are more prevalent in dancers.  Hypermobility disorders are extremely important to recognize as they can influence the frequency/severity of injuries as well as have an impact on almost every system in the body. Management of hypermobility disorders requires a critical assessment of the dancer and a comprehensive and integrative approach.  Call us at 715-600-1722 or complete the Patient Screening Questionnaire to see how we may be helpful for the dancer in your life.

 

Educational Services for Dancers, Dance Parents and Dance Educators 

Dr. Bluestein is passionate about educating dancers, their families, and the organizations that support them. She created a special educational program for dance teachers approved by the Royal Academy of Dance for 2020. Topics include: 

  • Achieving maximal longevity in dance 

  • Managing persistent pain in the dancer 

  • Achieving maximal flexibility while avoiding injury 

  • Reduction of risky behaviors 

  • Optimal nutrition for the dancer 

The full description of the workshop can be found here

If you are interested in this workshop, or Dr. Bluestein's dance expertise in general, please fill out the form below. 

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Other Resources

Teaching the Hypermobile Dancer

This article authored by the head of physiotherapy from the Royal Ballet Company provides a thorough overview of  working with hypermobile dancers.

Born Flexible: Managing Hypermobility

Authored by Andrea Downie, this article from The Dance Current, Canada's Dance Magazine provides some practical tips for managing hypermobility in dancers. 

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Tel: 715-600-1722
601 S 32nd Ave
Wausau, WI 54401
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Dr. Bluestein's approach is helpful for anyone suffering from chronic or persistent pain by thoroughly assessing each person's unique challenges and tailoring the intervention to meet the specific needs of each individual. 

Tel: 715-600-1722
4203 Schofield Avenue, Suite 2
Weston, WI 54476
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