11Aug, 2017

Happy Feet: Helpful Facts to Keep You Dancing

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As a dancer you spend all day on (or jumping off) your feet.  In class you hear all sorts of things about how to place your weight, how to point your feet, and how to jump higher.  Let’s talk about some interesting feet facts to help improve the way you move. Rolling in, or pronation, can injure your knees and hips Try a demi plie and take a look at your feet.  If you notice that your pinky toe is coming off the ground then you are likely pronating your […]

12Sep, 2016

Exercises to Strengthen Hip Muscles for Runners

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Preventing Injury and Enhancing Performance: Exercise to Strengthen the Hip   First things first, let’s all agree that running is BRUTAL! Did you know that during a 1-mile run, your foot impacts the ground 400-600 times PER FOOT! Also, with each strike, you are transmitting forces between 1.5-3.5 of your body weight through your foot, leg and hip; that all adds up to about 100 TONS PER FOOT of forces, and that’s just in one mile!   Injuries of the lower extremities are common to runners, whether it be hip, […]