Ask Deb: What Is the Cause of Knee Clicking?

Ask Deb: What Is the Cause of Knee Clicking?

Q: I have a ballet student who feels a click in her working knee every time she does a fondu in any direction. It happens just as she straightens it, and it seems to be relatively painful. What do you think is happening?A: While the knee is a hinge joint that should...

Is Your Dancer Hiding That She's Hurting?

At San Francisco Ballet School, Henry Berg’s conditioning program is affectionately known as “rehab.” Dancers take this class when they’re coming back from an injury and building up to their full school or company schedule. Rehab often starts on the...

The Wrap on Kinesio Tape

You’ve likely seen dancers wrapping recovering joints or taping sore muscles with bright, colorful kinesiology tape. The lightweight, stretchy adhesive is said to improve athletic performance by helping the wearer feel where her limbs are in space. Others like that it...

On the Table

Is chiropractic a long-term solution or just a quick fix? When Richmond Ballet dancer Cecile Tuzii was a student, she repeatedly injured the same ankle and couldn’t find a solution. A friend suggested she see a chiropractor, who discovered that her lower back and...

Ice vs. Heat

Understanding which to use for injury Heating pads, cold baths, ice packs. With all the options for treating injuries, it can be difficult to decide which will lead to the quickest recovery. You know that using one or the other can help the body heal faster, but in a...

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