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Posted on 05-15-2017

How Chiropractic Care Helps Dancers


Improving Performance with Chiropractic Adjustments

Dancing is not considered by most as a sport, but in essence, it is. The casual dance movements we make during parties and social events are ways of enjoying the fun moments. The slight twists we make, the different kind of styles we display every day makes dancing very enjoyable, lighting the mood of any social event we are in.

For the professional dancers, it is more than just a fun exercise, it is a sport. There is a lot of practice that professional dancers undergo on a daily basis. The training sessions are so intense, and when difficult moves are practiced, things get tough and injuries are bound to happen. Some of the common problems dancers encounter include ankle sprains, fractures caused by stress, knee injuries and muscle pulls. When injuries happen, the best person to call to the rescue is a chiropractor.

Ways that chiropractors help dancers avoid and recover from injuries

Dance Preparations

Dancing is an embodiment of how muscles, ligaments, and bones coordinate. Great balance is paramount and if you have not adequately prepared for a dancing session, your body assumes the tight position and if you make a wrong move on the floor, you will most definitely get an injury.

Chiropractic care helps your spine to be aligned and your body muscles to become strong and ready for any physical activity. When you visit a chiropractor, the body stretches start from your neck to your feet, helping the body to be in top form even before you start exercising. A chiropractor also arms you with body stretches that you can practice at home. Always choose to do these stretches regularly at home or before dance practices.

Dance Sessions

Dancing classes are unpredictable, some moves that are done require body movements that you might not be accustomed to. In case you did not stretch before the class, it's easy for a muscle injury to come your way. A slight move can cause you to lose balance and cause a sprain, which could result in missing out on being able to do one of thethings that you enjoy doing the most, dance.

During the visit to a chiropractor, there are various benefits that are provided to help you recover quickly. These may include:

•    Pain Management guidelines

•    Injury adjustments

•    Mobility improvement tips

•    Body muscle recovery exercises

Quick Tips to Keep In Mind

In addition, it is also recommended that a good diet, proper dancing gear, and hydration habits during dance classes, help in making the body strong and balanced. Chiropractors also advise dancers to adopt proper body postures and correct dance moves to keep the dance classes free from injuries at all times.

Always try to keep the dance class routines at the recommended time slices without overdoing it. If you push your body past your limit, you will most certainly get an injury, making your career in the dance industry short.

If you follow these guidelines, you will enjoy the dancing field much more every day, showcasing your skills and experiencing fun times with your friends without injuries.

Please add a comment to Share your story and experience with Chiropractic care or ask our Pacific Beach Chiropractor a question.

Pacific Beach Chiropractor

-Dr. Ryan Curda

Or visit our Pacific Beach Chiropractic Center at

4747 Mission Blvd. #1

San Diego, CA 92109

(858) 866-3345

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