Shayarne Mattheson was dancing at an international dance school, when in her normal Monday morning classical class she came down on her foot wrong and heard an horrendous ‘snap’. She was certain that her foot was broken but when an x-ray ruled this out, it was diagnosed as a sprain. When she did not improve at all over the next 3 weeks she was sent home to Australia, where she began working with me.
The rehab program helped Shay feel more empowered and back on track in her dancing career. Her intensive rehab program included time in an orthopaedic boot and a training regime that not only got her back dancing quickly, but had her dancing with more flexibility and control than ever.
Shay’s story is unfortunately not an isolated incident, and many dancers all over the world have shared the same terror at the initial injury, frustration with a delayed or incorrect diagnosis, and fear at the possibility of never being able to dance again. Thankfully, Shay was able to get back to full capacity just 3 months after what could have been a career ending injury, and is delighted that her story, and the rehab program that we used can now be used to inspire and educate others who are in the same position, to get back to what they love doing most.