Introduction to Orthopedic Dance Medicine
This video course introduces the clinician to the marriage between orthopedics and dance medicine. Mark Brown, PT, CSCS, Lead Therapist for the Oklahoma City Ballet, and Megan Meier, MD, show us how the two worlds combine. They answer the questions of "What is Dance Medicine" and "Dangers of Dancing on Dead Pointe Shoes".
The course focuses on the topics of:
-What is involved with Dance Medicine from a therapist's perspective
-What makes dancers different from other athletes
-What makes dancing biomechanically difficult
-What are "dead" shoes and why are they important to prevent injury
-Common orthopedic dancing injuries
Methods of Instruction:
Online video course
Mark Brown, PT, CSCS, Lead Therapist for the Oklahoma City Ballet
Megan Meier, MD - Physician working with the Oklahoma City Ballet, NBA Thunder Girls, Oklahoma Festival Ballet and more
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants and Athletic Trainers.
Course Goals and Objectives:
At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Describe what dance medicine is and how it varies from other forms of athletic medicine
- Identify components that make dancing orthopedically difficult
- Recognize the differences and similarities between sports athletes and dancers
- Recognize what is a "Pointe Shoe"
- Identify the biomechanics of Pointe
- Recognize a "Dead Pointe Shoe" and the injuries that can accompany it
- Differentiate between common dance orthopedic injuries
- Identify common therapy treatments for dance pathology
- Identify ways to prevent injuries in dancers
Criteria for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits:
A score of 70% or greater on the post-test
AdvantageCEUs.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID # 7332. This distance learning-independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs, Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery/Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by the AOTA.