Dance Physio in Sydney
At Movement Laboratory, we understand dance and movement at a high level. Our unique team of dance Physios in Sydney includes professional dancers who have transitioned into Pilates instructors and physiotherapists to support dancers to move and dance with more ease.
No matter who you are, life is too short to be held back by pain. Our approach to dance physio in Sydney is comprehensive, where we take special care to diagnose the root cause of your issue, and treat it with effective evidence-based hands-on techniques. We also focus on educating you about correct body mechanics and healthy movement patterns. Our goal is to ensure you’re moving better now, and that you’re equipped with the knowledge and skills for a future free from pain.
Dance Physiotherapy Services we offer:
Dance Injury management
Post operative rehabilitation
Pre Pointe Assessments
Bespoke Pre pointe programs
Tertiary Education Assessment
Dancer’s Anatomy Workshop
Dancer’s Feet workshop
Movement Laboratory Physio, Inner West
Just a short 4.3 km from Inner West’s centre, Movement Laboratory is your local physio studio, promoting pain-free mobility for dancers and residents in Leichhardt, Rozelle, Balmain, Summer Hill, Annandale, Lilyfield, Stanmore, Haberfield, Lewisham, and Petersham.
Great for people living and working in surrounding areas like Rozelle, Balmain, Summer Hill, Annandale, Lilyfield, Stanmore, Haberfield, Lewisham, and Petersham.
Why Choose Movement Laboratory for Dance Physio in Sydney?
Established in Potts Point in 2010, Movement Laboratory began as a specialised dance physiotherapy clinic with a clear mission: to offer tailored injury management and dance conditioning classes for Sydney’s vibrant dance community. Our founder, Winnie, a professionally trained dancer with extensive experience in ballet, contemporary, Dancesport, and Salsa, set out with a career mission to assemble a team of health professionals who share a common bond – a passion for dance.
Since our inception, we’ve been proud members of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS). We are fully committed to leading the way in dance physiotherapy, with Winnie attending their annual global conferences since 2010. This ensures our clinical practices remain at the forefront of the industry research, and aligned with international standards.
Our team’s collaboration extends beyond our clinic in Leichhardt; we work closely with several dance studios and full-time schools across Sydney. We’re actively involved in teaching dance conditioning at prestigious institutions like the Mcdonald College of Performing Arts and Brent Street Performing Arts. Our deep understanding of the unique needs of dancers, especially during injury and recovery periods, drives our dedication to their holistic well-being.
At Movement Laboratory, we’re more than a physio clinic – we’re a part of Sydney’s dance fabric, committed to nurturing and empowering dancers through every leap, twist, and turn.
What Can You Expect in Your Initial Consultation?
Starting your dance physiotherapy journey with Movement Laboratory in Sydney begins with an essential first step – the assessment. This one-hour session is vital for all new clients and lays the groundwork for your personalised care with us.
In your initial consultation, our primary focus is to comprehensively understand the underlying cause of your discomfort or injury. This assessment will identify immediate issues. But on top of that it’s an in-depth evaluation that considers your unique dance style, physical demands, and personal health goals. This approach is key to developing a recovery plan tailored to your individual needs.
We’re passionate about educating you in self-care practices, injury management, and, crucially, preventative strategies to avoid future issues. Our dedicated dance physio team is here to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain optimal health and wellbeing and aim to keep you dancing better, longer.
An initial consult involves:
Timeframe for recovery
What do to and what not to do
Frequently Asked Questions
Dance physiotherapy is a specialised form of physiotherapy tailored to the unique demands and injuries common in dancers. Unlike general physiotherapy, which treats a broad range of conditions, dance physiotherapy focuses on issues prevalent in the dance community, such as overuse injuries, flexibility, and alignment. Dance physiotherapists possess an in-depth understanding of dance techniques and the physical requirements of various dance styles. In Sydney, with its vibrant dance scene, dance physiotherapy is crucial for maintaining dancers’ health, enhancing their performance, and extending their careers.
No referral is required to book an initial consultation at Movement Laboratory. Dancers and individuals seeking our services can directly book an appointment online or contact us via phone or email.
Yes, our dance conditioning and workshop classes are designed to cater to dancers of all levels. Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, our classes are tailored to meet the needs and challenges of each individual dancer, focusing on technique, injury prevention, and overall physical health.
For your first appointment, it’s helpful to bring any relevant medical reports or imaging, a list of your current medications (if any), and wear comfortable clothing that allows for easy movement. If you’re a dancer, bringing your dance shoes or specific gear related to your dance form can also be beneficial.