Performing Artist: Comprehensive Management

Learn the best evidence methods in the management of the performing artist. Full description below.


UPCOMING COURSES

Las Vegas, NV - Sept 22-23, 2018

  • Faculty: Dr. Jessica Davis 

  • $595

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Portland, OR - Nev 3-4, 2018

  • Location: New Heights Physical Therapy (map)

  • Faculty: Dr. Jessica Davis 

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Fort Worth, TX - Feb 23-24, 2019

  • Fort Worth, Tx (map)

  • Faculty: Dr. Jessica Davis 

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Charlotte, NC - March 23-24, 2019

  • Location: Carolina Sports Clinic (map)

  • Faculty: Dr. Jessica Davis 

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Pittsburgh, PA - Sept 21-22, 2019

  • Location: Perform Physio (map)

  • Faculty: Dr. Jessica Davis

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DESCRIPTION

This course will cover current best evidence in the physical therapy management of the performing artist.   Lecture material will cover current best practice on evaluation and functional screening, summarize the most prevalent injuries/conditions, and discuss application of manual therapy and therapeutic exercise strategies for the dance population.  Lab sessions will emphasize manual therapy interventions, re-education of common movement patterns, and dance specific therapeutic exercise strategies.


SCHEDULE

Day One:

  • 8:00a - 9:00: Subjective exam and clinical reasoning specific to the dancer.

  • 9:00 - 9:30: Biopsychosocial considerations and pain science

  • 9:30 - 10:30: Lab: Postural assessment/functional dance screen

  • 10:30-11:00: Biomechanics of porte de bras, common cervical spine/thoracic/UE dance injuries

  • 11:00 - 12:00p: Lab – cervical spine, thoracic spine palpation, mobilization

  • 12:00p - 1:00: Lunch

  • 1:00 - 1:30: Common partnering technique faults

  • 1:30 - 2:30: Lab-Cervicothoracic junction, mid thoracic manipulation

  • 2:30 - 3:30: Shoulder examination/common dance injuries

  • 3:30 - 5:00: Lab- dance specific therapeutic exercise for the upper quarter, thoracic and cervical spine. Neuromuscular re-education strategies for common movement patterns

Day Two:

  • 8:00a - 8:30: Patient expectation and HEP compliance and occupational demands of dance

  • 8:30 - 9:30: Evaluation of lumbar spine, pelvis and hip

  • 9:30 - 10:00: Biomechanics of proper turn-out and implications for injury.

  • 10:00 - 11:00: Lab – Manual therapy, mobilization, manipulation of lumbar spine and hip

  • 11:00 - 12:00p: Lab-Dance specific therapeutic exercise for the lumbar spine and hip

  • 12:00p - 1:00: Lunch

  • 1:00 - 1:30: Evaluation of the ankle/foot and knee of the dancer. Exploring en pointe.

  • 1:30 - 2:00: Common ankle/foot and knee dance injuries

  • 2:00 - 3:00: Lab – Manual therapy, mobilization, manipulation of the foot/ankle and knee

  • 3:00 - 4:00: Dance specific therapeutic exercise for the ankle/foot and knee


FACULTY

  DR. JESSICA DAVIS, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

DR. JESSICA DAVIS, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT