dance health and wellness
Individuals interested in the dance medicine field can find useful resources on this page.
Dancers can also find resources on advice and guidance with their health and career
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
Web Site: https://www.nyfa.org/
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is a 501(c)(3) service organization that provides artists, emerging arts organizations, arts administrators, and students with critical support, professional development tools, and resources for defining and achieving career success.
International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS)
Web site: www.iadms.org
IADMS promotes medical, scientific, and educational activities aimed at enhancing the treatment and training of dancers with the ultimate goal of improving dancers’ health, well-being, and performance.
Performing Arts Medical Association (PAMA)
Web site: www.artsmed.org
PAMA is an organization comprised of dedicated medical professionals, artists, educators, and administrators with the common goal of improving the health care of the performing artist. The Performing Arts Medicine Association was founded in 1989. Members join from around the world.
National Eating Disorder Association
Web site: www.edap.org
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest not-for-profit organization in the United States working to prevent eating disorders and provide treatment referrals to those suffering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and those concerned with body image and weight issues.
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Web site: www.apta.org
The mission of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the principal membership organization representing and promoting the profession of physical therapy, is to further the profession’s role in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of movement dysfunctions and the enhancement of the physical health and functional abilities of members of the public.
Harkness Center for Dance Injuries - Hospital for Joint Disease
The Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at the NYU Langone Medical Center is dedicated to providing the dance community with the highest quality injury care and preventative resources. We offer many subsidized and free services including orthopaedic and sports medicine clinics, physical therapy and athletic training services, and injury prevention lectures and workshops.
American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT)
Web site: www.aaompt.org
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists serves its members by promoting excellence in orthopaedic manual physical therapy practice, education and research, and collaborates with national and international associations.
North American Institute of Manual Therapy (NAIOMT)
Web site: www.naiomt.com
The North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Inc. (NAIOMT) is an organization dedicated to the advancement of orthopaedic manual and manipulative physical therapy in the United States. NAIOMT seeks to promote the utilization of safe, effective and efficient manual physical therapy management of musculoskeletal dysfunction.
Career Transitions for Dancers
Web site: www.careertransition.org
Career Transitions for Dancers is a not-for-profit organization that enables dancers to define their career possibilities and develop the skills necessary to excel in a variety of disciplines.
Web site: www.dancerhips.com
A website with a wealth of information developed and maintained by physician and acupuncturist Naomi Rabinowitz, MD, Lac. Dr. Rabinowitz describes her own story of hip replacement surgery and the stories of many others with hip dysfunction.
Web site: www.thewinger.com
THE WINGER is a community oriented dance website that shows the lives, insights, and personalities of professionals, students, experts and pioneers in the dance world.
The Rudolf Nureyev Foundation Medical Website
Web site: www.nureyev-medical.org
The medical website of the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation is dedicated to dancers and Health professionals. It provides information, useful tips and articles on the different traumas due to dancing activities such as : fractures, sprains, tendonopathies, injuries, traumas, articular damages, micro-traumas, etc.
Web site: www.danceusa.org
Dance/USA sustains and advances professional dance by addressing the needs, concerns, and interests of artists, administrators and organizations. By providing services and national leadership, Dance/USA enhances the infrastructure for dance creation, education and dissemination.
A research and teaching laboratory dedicated to examining human movement and dance through biomechanics, neuroscience, ergonomics, epidemiology. We seek to enhance function, and prevent and treat musculoskeletal injury. The center brings together faculty and students, neuroscientists, biomechanists, engineers, physical therapists, exercise physiologists, and clinicians who work with dancers, artists, athletes, and workers, and those with neurological problems.
Plyometric Training Program For Dancers
Read and download a guide for return to jumping after an injury or to enhance jumping performance.