Dance Medicine Section | Overview

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  • 617-355-3501
  • International: +1-617-355-5209
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    Monday-Friday 7:00am-8:00pm
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Dance Medicine Section at Boston Children's HospitalDance is a complex physical commitment that requires holistic treatment of the musculoskeletal system. For the last three decades, experts in Boston Children's Hospital’s Division of Sports Medicine have been dedicated to caring for dancers of all ages and levels of competition by evaluating nutrition, bone and endocrine health, podiatry (foot care) and sports psychology. Our mission is to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary, world-class care to all of our dancers.

Boston Children’s expert, Lyle J. Micheli, MD, is the medical director of the Boston Ballet, and competitive dancers choose Boston Children’s because our staff, led by Andrea Stracciolini, MD, specializes in the unique discipline of dance biomechanics, flexibility, strength deficits, injury prevention and point readiness. Young dancers and professional dancers alike can expect full evaluation, diagnostics and treatment of all injuries at Boston Children’s Dance Medicine Section.

Patient Stories

A fine balance: Dance health at every age
February 24, 2016
Amelia is an aspiring ballerina who is completely dedicated to her passion for dance. She's faced some health challenges, including a labral tear and hip pain. With the help of our dance medicine team Amelia has stayed healthy and is able to shine on stage. Read about Amelia and learn about our Dance Medicine Symposium 2016: Dance Healthy through Life.

Keeping Twin Dancers on Their Toes
June 3, 2014

Eighteen-year-old twins Sasha and Lise Ramsay are like two peas in a pod. They started dancing at 3, fell in love with ballet by age 6 and will both enter the ballet program at Brigham Young University in the fall. Read more...

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- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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