Progressing onto pointe is an exciting time for any ballet dancer but is also a time where care should be taken to ensure the transition is safe and injury free. Pointe work is more than having strong ankles and feet; its about looking at the dancer as a whole.
Our resident dance physio Nicole has undergone specific training to assess and manage:
- Classical ballet technique
- Turnout range and strength
- Foot and ankle strength and fallibility
- Postural control and endurance
- Core stability.
All dance assessments are 45 minutes in length and by the end of the session the dancers and parents will have a thorough understanding of what is required to commence pointe safely. A home exercise program will be provided to complete if the dancer is not ready. Once the assessment has been passed a letter of approval will be provided to your dance teacher.