Ask Deb: How Do I Prevent a Labral Tear?

Ask Deb: How Do I Prevent a Labral Tear?

Q: I have a friend who was diagnosed with a labral tear. She said it’s becoming more common among dancers. Is there a way to prevent this?A: Labral tears are being diagnosed more often because our ability to see inside the hip capsule with arthrograms and MRIs...
Ask Deb: "Is It Healthy to Pop My Hips?"

Ask Deb: "Is It Healthy to Pop My Hips?"

When I am lying down on my back with my feet together and knees apart and press down on my knees, my hips pop. It feels really good. However, now when my hips don’t pop, they hurt, and my lower back starts to hurt as well. What do I do to get them to pop, and is...

Healthy Hips Are Happy Hips

Our hips are overachievers. They are the main source of turnout and the axis of all leg movement. Dancers work them hard. No one knows this better than Heather Heineman, physical therapist at the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at NYU Langone Medical Center. She...

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