with Dr. Lisa M. Schoene In recent years, kinesiology tape has taken the athletic world by storm. Russian Pointe talked with dance specialist Dr. Lisa M. Schoene to learn more about the hows and whys of this wonderful tool. Dr. Schoene has used kinesiology tape for years, and she has lectured and written about […]
Dance specialist Dr Lisa Schoene speaks with Russian Pointe about the most common dance injuries she sees with dancers. Take a look!
Dance Specialist Dr Lisa Schoene speaks with Russian Pointe about strengthening exercises and injury prevention for dancers. Take a look! Learn more about exercising your feet for better pointework. Dr. Lisa Schoene, DPM, ATC, FACFAS is a triple board certified sports-medicine podiatrist with a specialty in dance. Her expertise includes pointe readiness and injury prevention […]
Previously, we addressed the problems that can arise when a pointe shoe’s crown is too high for the dancer’s foot. When the crown is too low, other issues come into play. Just as a too-high crown is a way for a pointe shoe to be too loose, a too-low crown is a way for it […]
In recent years, many dancers have become fond of poses involving overstretched extensions, such as a split taken past 180 degrees. We asked April Lewis, an expert in injury prevention, for an opinion about the possible effects on the body of extreme stretches. April is concerned that “oversplits” may damage the hips and upper legs. […]