Is it good to stretch the feet for pointework?

July 1, 2015 — Leave a Comment
It’s important to stretch and strengthen the feet for pointework, especially during pre-pointe and beginning pointe. When your feet are both flexible and strong, you have the best chance of developing good technique and protecting yourself from injury. Moderation is best It’s possible to have too much of a good thing, though. Recently, we have [...]
Topic: Beginning Pointe Work, Caring for the Feet and Body, Dancing Safely on Pointe, Injury Prevention

Strengthening Exercises for Dancers

December 17, 2014 — Leave a Comment

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 […]

Topic: A Doctor's Point of View, Caring for the Feet and Body, Dancing Safely on Pointe, Injury Prevention

Pointe Shoe Misfits: Crown too low

December 10, 2014 — Leave a Comment

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 […]

Topic: A Teacher's Pointe of View, Dancing Safely on Pointe, Injury Prevention, Pointe Shoe Fitting, Retail Affiliate Learning Pages: How to fit Russian Pointe, Retail Affiliates' Corner, Uncategorized

Is overstretching good for dancers?

December 9, 2014 — Leave a Comment

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. […]

Topic: A Teacher's Pointe of View, Dancing Safely on Pointe, Injury Prevention
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