Dance Medicine with Amy Werner, DPT
Dancers are athletes with very specific needs. Amy Werner, DPT has been working with dancers and dance physical therapy for over ten years, and she knows just how important it is to have a physical therapist who understands dancers and their unique musculature.
How Can Dance Medicine Help?
Whether you’re recovering from a new injury, reworking an old injury, strengthening your existing muscles, or building new ones, Dance Medicine can give you the strength and recovery you’re looking for. Dance Therapy takes into account your dance and injury history, analyzing the way your muscles move to determine areas of opportunity or weakness. Amy Werner is a retired dancer herself, and understands dance in a comprehensive and experienced way. When you engage with Dance Physical Therapy, you’re engaging with the science behind muscles, injury, and dance itself, and Dance Medicine will make you a better dancer.
Dance Medicine Physical Therapy
In order to treat an injury or strengthen a dancer’s movements, the whole body must be considered. When a dancer presents with an injury, Amy Werner works to understand the root of the problem, investigating potential points of weakness or over-correction. These are just some of the areas she investigates during dance physical therapy:
- Correct Hip Rotation
- Foot Articulation (Foot Control)
- Hip Flexor Strength
- Core Strength
- Muscle Memory (Correcting and Re-training)
- Ankle Stability
Amy Werner and Dance Medicine
A good dance physical therapist takes into account your whole body, and how every muscle works together to create the beautiful art of dance. Whether you just recently injured yourself, or you simply want to become a stronger and more effective dancer, Amy Werner works with you, one-on-one, to heal and strengthen your body.
Here at New Heights Physical Therapy we are committed to professional and compassionate dance physical therapy. We fully understand the daily challenges associated with dancing, and we are here to help you in any way we can!
Dance Medicine with Amy Werner, DPT in Portland OR and Vancouver WA
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