Dance Medicine Section

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Dance Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital Dance 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.

Scheduling Dance Medicine Section Appointments

To schedule an appointment with our Dance Medicine Section, please contact our Dance Medicine coordinator at:

Phone: 857-218-5507
Fax: 617-730-4609

Common Dance Injuries

Injuries incurred by dancers can be unique in nature and challenging to diagnose and treat. Our multidisciplinary team is specially equipped to diagnose and evaluate these injuries in full, including but not limited to:

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