Most dancing injuries (65-80%) are lower limb injuries due to an incorrect turnout, muscle imbalances (such as reduced quadriceps performance), rolling in of the foot, ankle sprains, and point work. Other injuries include spinal problems which are due to hyperextension and hyperlordosis of the lumbar spine as well as hip flexor insufficiency.

Osteopathy, with its fine manual diagnosis, enables early recognition of the smallest loss of mobility in the body and assess its influence on overall functioning. Osteopathic treatment helps to reinstate the flow of movement and thus improve the body’s integrity. All dance styles are considered: Musical Theatre, Classical Ballet, African, Tap, South Asian, Jazz, Contemporary and Irish.

Dr Guy Ashburner is a Registered member of Dance UK.