Monthly Archives: May, 2019

Due to the nature of dancing, the body can go through a difficult time with each training session and competition that comes. Often performed on hard flooring, dancing can be intense and the movements repetitive. Unfortunately, many dancers are subjected to injuries and this shortens their careers significantly. If you’re an experienced dancer, you’ll probably recognize some of the following common ‘overuse’ injuries; Stress fractures Neck strain Lower back pain Ankle/foot injuries Muscle tightness For those who start at an early age, many joints and muscles are severely overused by the time a career in the profession becomes possible. Are we supposed to just deal with the injuries that come? After just starting recently, are the injuries and periods of discomfort just part and parcel of dancing? At Carpe Diem Chiropractic, we don’t think so. Instead, we believe in prolonging…

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These days, every athlete serious about their sport will have foundations that allow them to succeed. For example, it starts with a training plan before then moving on to nutrition, mentality, and several other aspects. In recent times, more athletes have decided to introduce chiropractic to their lives and they’re reaping the benefits of doing so. Regardless of age or skill level, we believe dancers should also consider chiropractic care. Whether you’re pushing for a place in international competitions or you just enjoy a session or two each week, looking after your body is important and this is where a chiropractor can help. Why Choose a Chiropractor? Of course, one of the main features of chiropractic care is maintaining a healthy spine and this is the first area in which chiropractors can help dancers. With proper spinal alignment, the body…

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These days, most NFL teams hire a chiropractor for their players. Meanwhile, many MLB organizations have followed suit and various athletes have openly spoken about their work with chiropractors. Therefore, it’s clear to see that the value of chiropractic as a field is now being recognized by the sporting world. Today, we want to extend this because we’ve seen just how useful chiropractors can be for dancers too. In case you’re unaware, chiropractors can be useful both during rehab after a dance injury and as a precautionary measure. Although chiropractors are normally reported as professionals who simply align the spine, there are a number of by-products to this. For example, there’s an aim to improve flexibility, muscle strength, and range of motion.  When it comes to the spine and adjustments, there’s nobody better trained than a chiropractor and this is…

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As a dancer, you’re always looking for ways to improve dance performance. Through late night Google sessions, you’ve probably come across the following; Stretch every morning Watch professionals and other dance videos Watch what you eat Always connect with the music Practice in front of the mirror Take yourself out of your comfort zone These are all great tips, but we think they miss a critical step towards positive dance performance; a well-balanced and controlled body. A Common Problem for Many Dancers In fact, we’re going to discuss a common problem for most people who dance and even those who don’t. Without realizing, we could be suffering from a poorly aligned body. Often, the aches and pains that life offers can actually be removed or reduced through realigning the spine. For dancers, this is especially important because it allows the…

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Why Dancers Should Visit a Chiropractor When it comes to getting exercise and staying fit, there aren’t too many better options than dancing. Regardless of age or even skill level, there’s normally something for everyone with dancing. While some like swing, others prefer ballroom or perhaps breakdancing. We praise those who take up dancing, but we also think dancers should be steered towards chiropractic care (and we’re going to explore why in this guide!). Common Injuries for Dancers With the stress placed on the joints (especially in the feet!), dancing can lead to some common injuries. For example; •    Labral tears (hip) •    Hip bursitis •    Patellofemoral pain syndrome (knee) •    Stress fractures in the tibia, metatarsal, and lumbar spine •    Achilles tendonitis •    Ankle impingement •    Trigger toe If your body isn’t prepared for dancing or you fail to…

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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…

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