For anyone on the dance scene, especially the social dance scene, dancing defensively is key. It’s not as aggressive as it sounds; dancing defensively describes how an individual dancer is aware of their body and possible ways that could either injury their partner or themselves. Check out the tips below to learn more. 1. Consent … More 6 Tips on Dancing Defensively – Part One
It’s #WorkoutWednesday! Cross training with cardio and weight lifting will boost your endurance and strength during dancing. I’ve found that swing dancing at a higher BPM is much easier now that I’ve been working out consistently. And all those squats are definitely helping with blues! I’m a huge fan of listening to music when I … More 6 Reasons Why Workout Music is Vital
When I first heard about CrossFit, I wasn’t too impressed to be honest. It seemed like it would be a whole environment similar to the ‘downstairs weight room’ in my university’s rec center: lots of grunting, dropped weights, and testosterone. I was a fan of weightlifting, but I thought some of the WODs (workout of … More Dancing and CrossFit?
This is a fantastic infographic I saw on Twitter, and it covers one of the main reasons why I exercise. In January 2017, I weighed the most I ever had: 153lbs. It was a real wakeup call when I saw the number on my visit summary. 2016 had been a rough year to say the … More Why Exercising Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution – And I Can Help!
The final series on conservative treatment of bunions that breaks down on how effective physical therapy treatment and exercises are on managing bunions. … More Bummed About Bunion Surgery? There Are Other Options (Part 3/3)
There’s conflicting research on whether dancers are at higher risk of bunions. But, if you have a ‘flat foot’ like me, bunions are a common foot issue. Bunions are also 3x more common in females. After doing research and seeing a few bunion surgery patients during my clinical hours, I was afraid of surgery. There are other options! I’ll be covering four of them today. … More Bummed About Bunion Surgery? There Are Other Options (Part 2/3)
Overview on bunions, and my personal experience with orthotics. … More Bummed About Bunion Surgery? There Are Other Options (Part 1/3)
7 tips on how to prepare for a long dance weekend to avoid injury and maximize the experience.
Photo taken by Ralf Brown … More 7 Ways to Improve Weekend Dance Endurance
One reason that I love physical therapy is because of its relationship with scientific research and technology. As a child, I was interested in robotics and space just like my brother. I was amazed at how machines could be used to do things that humans could not achieve. While my brother ended up as an … More Robotic Exoskeletons? The Future is Now
Cheesy as it may sound, yesterday I had the time of my life. I’d never been backstage before, and I swear it’s the truth that I owe it to Emily. I met my friend Emily through the WVU Swing Dance club in 2009. She studied theater, and now works as a stage hand wherever she’s … More Dirty Dancing – Having the Time of My Life