The Sports Medicine & Training Center has helped me in several ways, […] accepted that as a dancer I was not able to rest in order to heal my injuries. They worked with me on strength building exercises to build up my weaker areas as well as stretching exercises to alleviate some of my pain. The center has also taught me stretches and exercises to prevent future injuries as well as proper actions to take when an injury does occur.
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I took my first ballet class ten years ago at age 42. During the ten years I have been dancing, I have improved, but since I did not take dance as a child, I think it's easier for me to get injured. After a recent injury, my orthopedist recommended SMTC. I found it so helpful to have a physical therapist who is also a ballet dancer! Elena is smart […] and also understands how important dance is. We share not only a love of dance, but the same vocabulary and goals. She even gave me a treatment that would allow me to take a modified ballet class while healing.