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Resource Package - Rehabilitation for the Hypermobile Dancer

Resource Package - Rehabilitation for the Hypermobile Dancer

Resource Package - Rehabilitation for the Hypermobile Dancer

This course includes



Did you know that an estimated 60-90% of dancers have a joint hypermobility disorder?

Research has shown that physiotherapy is a critical component in the management of hypermobile patients. Exercise for hypermobile patients has been shown to help improve self-efficacy, manage pain, decrease risk for injury and increase rates of continuing meaningful participation in activities. Exercises should have a focus on improving proprioception, motor control, balance and strength within a neutral joint range.

This resource package includes access to professional quality video exercises geared toward your hypermobile patients who participate in dance as well as other artistic sports (gymnastics, artistic swimming, etc.). We have compiled exercises we often use in the clinic with this population to improve proprioception, neuromuscular control, posture, strength, and balance. Every exercise includes verbal cues used by dance medicine experts to help your patients better understand where their joints are in space and how to control them. 


What's Included:

  • 18 patient exercises
  • Lifetime access to the exercises
  • BONUS! An easy access link to a 60+ minute webinar recording that Dinah Hampson & Geneviève Renaud delivered on May 7 2020 called 'Introduction to Assessing & Treating Dancers and Artistic Athletes'. *Please note - The same webinar link is provided in each Pivot Dancer resource package and this webinar is available for FREE in Embodia.

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This course is a resource package. A resource package is not a complete online course. Rather, resource packages on Embodia contain patient exercises and/or education which can be prescribed with patients directly through Embodia.

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The instructors
Geneviève Renaud

CO-FOUNDER Pivot Dancer
Registered Bilingual Physiotherapist

Dip. Manual & Manipulative Physiotherapy, Dip. Sport Physiotherapy Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT) Certification Jr to Advanced levels.

Geneviève, a native of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, is a registered physiotherapist with 12+ years of experience in sport rehabilitation. She holds both a post-graduate Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy and in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy. Geneviève is a member of the Healthy Dancer Canada Network and of the International Association of Dance Medicine Science. She danced competitively for 20+ years, training in tap, jazz, ballet and contemporary dance and successfully passed the BATD Jazz associate exam with Highly Commended. Geneviève is the creator of the Strong Dancer program and has been asked to teach injury prevention workshops at multiple dance conferences. She currently treats athletes and dancers in a private clinic in Ottawa, Ontario and is a contractor with CSIO.

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Course Material included in this course
  • Resource Package: Rehabilitation for the Hypermobile Dancer
  • Welcome to Rehabilitation for the Hypermobile Dancer!
Patient Exercises included in this course
  • Relevé Walking with Foot Flexion
  • Balance in Parallel on Wobble Board
  • Tandem Walking (Forward & Reverse)
  • Star Balance
  • Single Leg Stance with Alphabet Writing
  • Single Leg Stance in Parallel
  • Bird Dog
  • Prone Plié
  • Supine Tabletop
  • Dead Bug: straight legs from table top
  • Prone Hip Extension
  • Knee Hyperextension Holds
  • Mermaid Side Plank
  • YTA in 4-point
  • Scapular Compass in 4-point
  • Plank to Down Dog
  • Hover in 4-point
  • Shoulder Tap in 4-point
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