Jump to content

Does anyone have a Dance Physio they could recommend?


sleep123
 Share

Recommended Posts

Just wondered if anyone had experience of or could recommend a Physio that specialises in Dancers. We are equi-distant between Bristol and Birmingham so could travel to either of those cities relatively easily but happy to explore further afield. Following on from another thread someone suggested that it may be useful getting some advice from a physio to see if my DD can be given more exercises to improve her flat feet. Thanks for any help that can be offered.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Jerwood is very good. Also Sharon Morrison runs her own private business and that serves Elmhurst through BUPA (she's probably working on Dancing on Ice at the moment though). Dance UK healthier dancer programme has a practitioners register with lots of allied healthcare professionals who have chosen to be listed on a dance specific list.

 

If its strengthening or mobility exercises your after cant your teacher help?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have taken advantage of all this wonderful information, thanks everyone.  Does anyone know of a dance physio near to Glasgow or Stirling? We can get into London during DD's holidays but one up north would be useful during term time. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My dd used Sue Harris when she was home in the summer. She was incredibley good. She works with the dancers from BRB and is based at the Jerwood Centre at Birmingham Royal Ballet. I would highly recommend her and travelled all the way from Bristol on several occasions as she is so good.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just wanted to echo what others have said about Shirley Hancock, she is very good, and does all the physio assessments for my CAT. She gives everyone individual strengthening exercises each year, and mine have always been incredibly useful. 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 years later...
On 08/02/2013 at 17:16, Chassé said:

Just wanted to echo what others have said about Shirley Hancock, she is very good, and does all the physio assessments for my CAT. She gives everyone individual strengthening exercises each year, and mine have always been incredibly useful. 

Medical Practitioner profile

Shirley Hancock

  • Practitioner Type: Physiotherapist (Chartered)
  • Specialist Experience: Dance injuries and their prevention
  • Dance Styles: Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Latin American
  • Region: London

Contact Details


Professional Details

  • Qualifications: MCSP SRP ONC
  • Years Experience: 41

Practices

The Victory Services Club
63-79 Seymour Street
London
W2 2HF
United Kingdom

 

thank you!  

Shirley Hancock just saw my DD.  She immediately understood the issue and gave a solution.  Above are her contact details. It took me over a month to find a specialist for my DD pooled knee.  Our NHS suggested to give it a rest and waiting may remove symptoms but would not tackle the cause.

We are so happy.  I even found and bought her book

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/s//ref=mw_dp_a_s?ie=UTF8&i=books&k=Shirley+Hancock

From amazon review:

This book written by Justin Howse, Consultant Orthepaedic Surgeon to the Royal Ballet Schools, The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Remedial Dance Clinic, London , and also by Shirley Hancock, Principal Physiotherapist to the Royal Ballet Schools, the Royal Academy of Dancing and the Remedial Dance Clinic ,London.
This book is a study reading requirement for the Royal Academy of Dancing Anatomy paper.
The foreward by Dame Ninette de Valois, says it all really. "This book gives us the opportunity to indulge in some serious reflection. It is full of highly technical observations on movement as related to the world of ballet and is accompanied by helpful instructions. A great deal of it should be rewarding to students, dancers, teachers, repetiteurs and ballet staff in general. I dare to add that in my opionion, it is also food for thought for choreographers. Today it is not customary for choreographers to give either scientific or practical thought to their choreographic demands. Let us recall that a composer has to remember to keep within the range of a singer's voice. It therefore seems right for a choreographer to study more carefully not only the limitation of dancer's limbs but also the limitation of their general stamina ."
You will never regret spending the money on this book.I refer to this book often. It has excellent photographs also.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...