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 body a strong frame when under stress.
If you’ve just started taking dancing lessons, you’ll know how tiring it can be. To deal with this stress and prevent injuries, we believe one of the best solutions to be chiropractic care. While good nutrition and stretches will only go so far, chiropractic adjustments will ensure your body is in the best position to thrive (literally!).
Why Dancers Choose Chiropractic Care?
At Carpe Diem Chiropractic, we’ve been fortunate enough to work with several dancers, so we understand your needs and wants. We understand the importance of joint mobility, freedom of movement, overall flexibility, and the health of the nervous system. Simultaneously, we know how to prevent both short-term and long-term injuries.
When it comes to dancing, we find that the majority of injuries actually occur due to overuse. As the body tires and lacks energy, you’re more likely to experience an injury. Here are some of the most common dancing injuries;
- Achilles tendonitis
- Stress fractures
- Hip flexor tendonitis
- Hip bursitis
- Snapping hip syndrome
When the spine is poorly aligned, the risk of injury increases even further. What’s more, it becomes difficult to rest and even sit comfortably.
Should A Dancer Visit the Chiropractor?
Before Injury – Even if you haven’t been injured, we believe dancers can benefit from regular chiropractic appointments. Over time, a chiropractor will aim to boost your range of motion and flexibility (two things that will make you a better dancer!). With proper alignment, you will also enjoy improved balance and a reduction to the risk of injury.
After Injury – For dancers who have already been injured, chiropractors can still be an essential asset in a treatment plan. Since chiropractic doctors in this field try to avoid medication and surgery, you can be confident that your health will take priority with all medical decisions. As the chiropractor works on the injured area, you also know that your long-term health is being considered. Rather than simply getting over an injury, the aim is to put your body in a position that keeps the injury from returning.
Improve Your Dance Performance Now
When you choose Carpe Diem Chiropractic as a dancer, what you’re actually doing is putting yourself first. Forgetting dance injuries and the likelihood of dance injuries for a second, chiropractic care can improve all the areas you need as a dancer;
- Range of motion
- Muscle strength
Soon enough, even the most inexperienced of dancers will have the tools they need to deal with muscle stress. With proper alignment too, your body can thrive, and you can make friends and have fun with dancing rather than it being a burden.
Why not get the ball rolling with a phone call to Carpe Diem now? 954-980-5483