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Dance Health: Protecting Your Ankles and Knees in a Turnout

2022-04-01T23:22:54-04:00

Protecting Your Ankles and Knees in a Dance Turnout Turnout is the position dancers often take, where their hips are externally rotated, like first position in ballet.  Often dancers will use their feet to cheat this movement in order to create the desired shape on the floor. This cheat is called “cranking turnout.” Using floor sliders Dr. Blessyl Buan, an Ontario chiropractor, dance artist and movement specialist, recommends a healthier pattern. She recommends dancers use [...]

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Work Strains You Enough As It Is

2021-01-11T16:32:57-05:00

Unfortunately, back pain in the workplace is common, and shouldn’t be ignored. Work related back pain is often a sign that either your environment or your posture and movements should change. Age, desk setup, stress load and the type of manual tasks you engage in all play a huge role in your back health. But at the end of the day, no matter how successful or passionate you are, your health matters most.

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