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This fantastic free report goes into detail on The Top 10 Essential Elements that many dancers fail to think about when returning from injury. These elements can really make all the difference in you getting back dancing as soon as possible, keeping your body in condition and preventing the chance if re-injury at the same time.  This report will help ensure that your total rehab plan is as complete as possible.

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FLOOR BARRE
A floor barre is extremely useful for all dancers, not just those who are injured, but it constantly amazes me how few people know how to do it effectively! It is a wonderful way to strengthen the core and hip control in a very challenging way, and this section should be done by all dancers at least once a week. A floor barre is wonderful for any dancer who is not allowed to put weight through their foot, and variations for different injuries are given, but please always review with your therapist before attempting any exercises in this section.

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BARRE IN A BOOT
Some injuries may require you to be in an orthopaedic boot for a period of time. The thought of this terrifies many dancers, but it can be a wonderful rehab tool. Depending on the type of injury, and the stage of healing, you may be able to walk in your boot before too long. As the boot holds the injury in place, this can allow you to work at the barre for some exercises. Again, please check with your therapist if this is appropriate for you before trying any of these exercises.
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FLAT BARRE
Once you have worked through a floor barre, and your injury is healing, you may be allowed to return to a “flat barre”. The requirements for this are different depending on your injury, but may include no rises or relieve and no fondu, or you may be allowed to rise on two legs, but not on one. There are several other guidelines to help you rebuild your strength before doing a full barre that can actually improve your technique during the rehab process.
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PORT DE BRAS
A beautiful Port de Bras is essential at the higher levels of classical training, but often does not get the focus of attention in training that it deserves. The exercises demonstrated in this section will help you develop a strong and stable core, to allow fluid mobility of the upper body and allow the expression of emotion through the upper body. The exercises are done in a seated position so are suitable for dancers with any type of foot injury.

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ADAGE
The exercises in this section are designed to help you master all of the individual elements involved in adage to improve your work en l’air without loading your injured foot at all. It is often surprising to see how many dancers struggle with this initially, but with regular practice it is even more amazing how much their adage improves! This is an amazing adjuct to any dancers program and should be practiced by all dancers at least once per week.
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ALLEGRO
Not being able to jump is very frustrating for many dancers, causing them to return to allegro too quickly, risking re-injury. This section of the DVD demonstrates exercises that can be used to maintain your strength, and actually improve your technique and alignment in your jumps. There is also a staged progression of how to move from non-weightbearing back to jumping while maintaining good alignment.
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PIROUETTES
Turning is a challenge for many dancers, and especially if you have the fear of re-injuring your foot. The exercises in this section help improve your core, turnout, balance and endurance in order to move back into this section of class easily once the injury has healed. This section includes one of my favourite high level retraining exercises “Preparation for Pirouette” which sound deceptively simple, but challenges every facet of your technique and helps improve turns in attitude.
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DIFFERENT INJURIES
No two injuries are the same, and it is essential to modify the program based on what particular injury you have. For instance, the recovery from a stress fracture will be different to that from surgery to remove an Os Trigonum, so it essential to work with your therapist to make the rehabilitation as effective for you as possible. In the Online Members Area we give examples of modifications for all kinds of different foot and ankle injuries, as well as variations for Hip, Knee and Back pain.

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Option 1: Double DVD Set

This gorgeous double DVD set helps you to train, strengthen and develop the rest of your body while you take the time off to heal a foot injury or recover from surgery. This allows you to not only heal the injury but to improve your technique in all other areas during the process. You will also receive 2 booklets including the “Top 10 Essential Elements of the Ultimate Rehab Program for Dancers” and an Affirmations booklet with quotes to inspire you through times of need! You will also be given full access to an online members area with extra information including tips on structuring your daily rehab program, cardio training, and modification for many different injuries.

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Option 2: Online  Version

Save on postage and get the program completely online! The online version gives you access to an extensive online members area which includes all of the video that is on the DVDs in an easy to access online portal. Exercises are given for each stage of class, so that you can still participate in class, and keep focused on your dreams! There is further information including tips on structuring your daily rehab program, cardio training, and modification for many different injuries.

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Option 3: Complete Package – Double DVD Set & Full Colour Book

Get all of the above but also a hard copy version of the gorgeous full colour exercise book to make it easier to follow the exercises when you’re on the go.

 

PLUS!

All versions of the Will I Ever Dance Again? Program come with a FREE COPY of the Dance Conditioning 2 Ebook!

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