Stay on Stage with Performing Arts Therapy from a Sports Injury Clinic

Performing Arts TherapyWhen you live your life on stage, you depend on your body’s health, strength, function and ability to move. Being in top physical shape often dictates one’s competence, and when your body is pain-free nothing can stop you. However, sometimes injuries are unavoidable, and a person finds their abilities drastically reduced. If you have sustained an injury as a dancer, acrobat, or gymnast, your main goal likely surrounds returning to the spotlight.

If you’re suffering from the pain caused by an injury while performing, try “performing arts therapy” from a sports injury clinic.  Why? Because it’s simple: every injury is unique, as are the needs of each individual performer. A specialist at a sports injury clinic can help diagnose your individual injury and devise a plan that meets those needs effectively. Forms of performing arts therapy treatment are varied and will depend on the diagnosis from the doctor.

What types of injuries are typical to performing arts? There are many, affecting all different areas of the body from top to bottom. Commonly these are ACL tears, separated shoulders, elbow dislocations, carpel tunnel syndrome, Achilles tears, osteoarthritis, degenerative disk or joint disease and general muscle weakness and pain.

Chiropractic care. Often performing arts injuries can be treated well with a regimen of chiropractic care. A registered chiropractor will choose from a variety of techniques to treat an injury, by both adjusting and manipulating misaligned joints. This helps to lessen your pain and works well to restore normal function.  Treatments such as Active Release Technique, Graston Technique and kinesiotaping all offer varying benefits and can be used separately or consecutively.

Physiotherapy. Physiotherapy is also a common treatment for many performing arts injuries. Acupuncture, orthopedic care and manual therapy are all typical treatment methods for performers, and can be used to reduce pain, restore function, improve strength, stability, flexibility and reduce the chances for future injuries.

Maybe your injury and subsequent removal from the stage has led to reduced personal motivation. Rebuilding confidence in your abilities as a performer is also a key component to performing arts therapy. Perhaps part of your unique treatment plan should include performing arts psychology? This can help you deal with the impacts of your injury, be they are lasting or temporary, and help you return to doing what you love – safely.

For more information about performing arts therapy, contact Athletic Edge Sports Medicine today by calling 416-800-0800. We’ll get you back on stage!