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Irish Dancing Injuries
Implications for physiotherapy and regular deep tissue release massage therapy



The most commonly seen and treated Irish Dancing Injuries are listed below in the but as dancing is very dynamic, there are many associated injuries that do occur as well.

Most of these injuries are easily treatable with focus on the specific dance techniques, flexibility and strength needed for injury free dancing.

What Are The Symptoms of Irish Dancing Injuries?

Plantar Fasciitis

Refers to a painful injury that happens when the tissue supporting the arch of the foot is is overused from repetitive or resisted motions, and ends up with inflammation and lots of pain.

Dancers will usually feel most of the pain on the inside of the heel and along the length of the arch.

Physiotherapy always almost include appropriate

Bunions

Refers to a small deformation of the bone around the area of the big toe. For people who dance professionally or for fun, it’s often caused by wearing dance shoes that don’t fit well.

What you need to do to avoid this is to make sure that your shoes fit properly or have an orthotic device fitted.

In extreme cases, if the problem is persistent and painful, sometimes a referral to a orthopaedic surgeon or foot and ankle surgeon may be beneficial.

Although surgery is only way to fully correct bunions, there are a number of things that physiotherapists can do to help (click on the "bunion" link above)

Shin Splints

Refers to a rather painful yet common dance injury. It is caused by mild tears of the connective tissue of the muscles in the shin region to the tibial (shin) bone.

In dancing, these tears are caused by overworking the shin bone and overwork the lower limbs by landing jumps on hard surfaces, landing improperly and inflexibility.

Dancers need to extra careful when performing jumps that when they land, they need to do it as safely and properly as possible to avoid putting stress on the shins (it’s the exertion that causes shin splints).

If you’re a dancer and already suffering from this you can consider wearing compression bandage to provide extra support to the area, reduce strain and accelerate healing.

Appropriate physiotherapy management including

Achilles Tendonitis – Our Achilles tendon is a very strong tendon and provides a lot of strength and stability for Irish Dancing, that’s why it’s important that dancers protect and care for their Achilles tendons.

Achilles tendonitis is another common Irish Dancing Injury, causing the tendon to become irritated, inflamed and very painful.

Common causes includes

  • ill fitting dancing shoes
  • laces that had been tied too tightly
  • over-dancing (yes, there is such thing) and
  • not resting enough (yeah this too, the Irish's energy is amazing!)

If you suffer from this painful injury, regular physiotherapy with our senior physiotherapists such as

help reduce swelling and relieve pain.

If you do have Irish dancing injuries, do drop us a text and call and we'll do our best to serve you (and keep you dancing longer and stronger! =D)



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Phoenix Rehab physio Services

Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.



HAND THERAPY &  SPLINTING

Patients who sustained injuries to their elbows, forearms, hands, wrists (sprains and fractures) and fingers, and requires Hand Therapy to increase the function of their hand following injuries or post-operations as well as custom made hand splints.

Commonly treated hand pain injuries includes



CLINICAL PILATES & WELLNESS PILATES

Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility and breathing.

It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries and conditions.

You may do Pilates as matwork or with the reformer or both, and every session will be customized 100% to your fitness, injury and tolerance.



TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)



DEEP TISSUE RELEASE & SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY

Sports and deep tissue release massage helps to increase nutrient-rich blood flow to tired, tight and tense muscles to

  • accelerate recovery and
  • shorten downtime / recovery period required

It also prevents muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and potential ruptures), and increases muscle performance.

Done regularly, it will keeps your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence. Read the benefits of regular deep tissue release therapy here.



ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).

See our entire team here with introductions and their specializations.

At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session.

Follow up sessions are inline to provide expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term solution.

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book your physio appointment or enquire now

Email questions and your preferred physiotherapy timings to nigel@phoenixrehabgroup.com or

WhatsApp / SMS your name, preferred date, time and enquiries to +6588001830

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