For many people dancing is not associated with sport. However, the physical demands and stresses placed on dancers makes them as susceptible as football players to injury. Most professional dancers will began their dancing careers at a very early at the age and thus the repetitive movements that they perform require extreme flexibility, strength, and endurance. Maintaining this level of activity and performing of these repetitive movements will pre dispose dancers to overuse injuries. Others, may start dancing later on in life as a hobby and the sudden change in movements that your body is not accustomed to can also lead to injury. The London Podiatry Centre treats dancers from various backgrounds and disciplines including ballet, contemporary, Irish dance and Jazz.
We have developed specialised assessment and treatment protocols for this challenging group of individuals which include advanced 3-Dimensional gait analysis. We will focus on foot function which is often difficult to control with conventional orthoses and shoes. We have developed a customised type of dance orthotic knows as the bio-sock which is used by dancers to rehabilitate foot injury and improve biomechanical performance.