The Role of Chiropractic Care with Dance

woman dancing in red dress

As well as fun, dance can also lead to pain and discomfort. While some experience the sprains and strains from dance, others suffer more serious issues such as fractures and muscle tears. Fortunately, there is a solution…the chiropractor.

At Carpe Diem Chiropractic, we’re big advocates of staying healthy and in shape. As we get older, we need to find different ways to achieve this and many people turn to dance. From ballet to tap, modern to country, break dancing to swing, it’s undeniably a great way to get the blood flowing (while having some fun and meeting new people too!).

Injury Prevention in Dance

If you’re reading this before experiencing any injuries, we admire your caution because dancing is no different from any other sport. If you’ve already had a lesson or two, you’ll know that it places heavy emphasis on the bones, muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments. Without the required balance and coordination, it’s easy to slip, trip, fall, or twist (you’re face-to-face with the floor before you even realize what went wrong!).

How can chiropractic care help? Alongside your classes, regular sessions with a chiropractor will keep your spine aligned while also strengthening the muscles. By doing this, your body remains in a healthy place and the risk of injury is minimized.

If you haven’t attended chiropractic sessions before, the specialist will also provide you with stretches you can do at home to encourage healthy muscles, joints, and tendons. With advice on your diet too, you’ll have everything you need to keep your body in peak condition for dancing.

In the past, we’ve been lucky enough to work with young dancers who have aspirations of a career in the field as well as those who just want to exercise once a week. Either way, they generally find that our sessions keep the joints loose, encourage proper function, and even improve range of motion (great news!).

Chiropractic Dance Injury Treatment

What if you’ve already started dance classes and you’re reading this because the body is howling in pain? Don’t worry, a chiropractic treatment plan can often improve injuries and set you back on the right path. With a simple appointment with us, we can review your body, assess the injury, and suggest treatment suited to you.

Why choose chiropractic care for dance pain?

  • Pain Management – Firstly, chiropractic care is all about improving the body through a holistic approach. Therefore, treatment is likely to include manual adjustments, stretching, and other options rather than just putting you on drugs and hoping for the best. Over time, the spine will be adjusted, and the injured area worked; this should encourage healing and improve range of motion.
  • Future Health – Rather than just dealing with the injury, there will be an eye on the future too. With the right exercises, we can hopefully get your body back into a position where you’re ready to dance once more. For injury rehabilitation, chiropractic care can be invaluable, but we also look to reduce the risk of injury in the future.
  • Overall Health – As you’ve probably noticed in this short guide, the focus is very much on overall health. When you put your body first, you can excel with your dancing. As long as you’re eating well and staying hydrated while dancing, your body will take care of the rest.

Contact Carpe Diem Chiropractic Today to Help With Dance Pain!

If you would like help or just advice, feel free to get in touch today. Whether you’ve just started dancing or have recently experienced an injury, we’re here to help. Why not look after your body so you can enjoy the fun and the sense of community dancing has to offer?

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