About the Symposium
Register Here for The Boston Children's Dance Symposium
Saturday, June 14, 2014
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Boston Children’s Hospital
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA 02453
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About this Symposium
Dance-related injuries are on the rise. Intense training at younger ages has led to an increasing number of significant foot and ankle injuries among dancers. Minimizing injury risk while preparing dancers for pointe work can be very challenging for dance instructors and those caring for young dancers. This symposium will focus on foot/ankle injury patterns unique to dancers, research-based prevention and rehabilitation strategies.
Soloist, Boston Ballet
John Lam began dancing at age four. He entered Boston Ballet II in 2003, joined the main company in 2004 and became a soloist in 2008.
Learners who attend this symposium will increase their knowledge of:
• common diagnoses of young dancers with foot/ankle pain
• evaluation of a dancer with a stress fracture
• rehabilitation of the young dancer with a foot/ankle injury
• assessment of young dancers’ readiness for pointe work
• appropriate dance training and preparation for pointe work
This conference is presented by the Boston Children’s Hospital’s Sports Medicine Division.
APTA credits are pending.
Children’s Sports Medicine Foundation, Inc. is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. as a provider for Continuing Education Units to Certified Athletic Trainers. Certified Athletic Trainers can only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 7.25 CEUs are available for this conference. BOC Provider # P3340.
Admission is $75 and space is limited
For more information:
7:30 to 8 a.m. Check-in and Continental Breakfast
8 to 8:30 a.m. The Injured Young Dancer: From Treatment to Prevention
Lyle J. Micheli, MD
8:30 to 9:10 a.m. Common Injuries and the Clinical Evaluation of the Dancer with Foot and Ankle Pain
Bridget Quinn, MD
9:10 to 9:20 a.m. Break
9:20 to 10 a.m. Instructing the Young Dancer for Pointe: Minimizing Risk—Maximizing Readiness
Ellen Geminiani, MD and Ruth Solomon, BA, CMA
10 to 10:30 a.m. Not an Ankle Sprain: Less Common Causes of Foot and Ankle Pain
Cynthia Stein, MD, MPH
10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Ultrasound Evaluation and Therapeutic/Diagnostic Injections for the Dancer with Foot and Ankle Pain
Pierre d’Hemecourt, MD
11 to 11:30 a.m. Evaluation of the Dancer with Multiple Stress Fractures: Bone Health and the Female Athlete Triad
Kathryn Ackerman, MD, MPH
11:30 to noon Podiatric Care of the Dancer’s Foot—Maintenance Care of the Foot to Minimize Injury
Thanh Dinh, DPM
noon to 12:30 p.m. My Journey as a Professional Dancer Dealing with Injury: What I Have Learned and What I Want to Teach Dancers Who Follow In My Footsteps
12:30 to 1 p.m. Lunch: Informal Discussion and Question and Answer
Breakout Session I 1 to 2 p.m.
Option A Practical Ultrasound of the Foot and Ankle in the Injured Dancer
Pierre d’Hemecourt, MD and Andrea Stracciolini, MD
Option B Rehabilitation of the Young Dancer with a Stress Fracture of the Foot
Aiko Callahan, DPT
Breakout Session II 2 to 3 p.m.
Option A Rehabilitation of the Young Dancer with FHL Tendonitis
Michelina Cassella, PT
Option B The Young Irish Step Dancer with Foot Pain
Colleen Lively, PT, DPT, TCRG
Breakout Session III 3 to 3:45 p.m.
at the Micheli Center
Option A Injury Prevention for the Young Dancer: Evaluation and Training
Emily Hanson, ATC
Option B Strength Training for the Young Female Dancer: the Benefits of Injury Prevention.
Andrea Stracciolini, MD and Emily Hanson, ATC
3:45 to 4 p.m. Informal Question and Answer
About Dance Medicine
The Sports Medicine Division at Boston Children’s Hospital provides world-renowned clinical programs in sports and dance medicine
The mission of our Dance Medicine Section is to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary care to meet dancers’ unique needs and goals. We are dedicated to caring for dancers by focusing on nutrition, bone and endocrine health, podiatry and sports psychology.
Young dancers and professional dancers alike can expect a comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.
To schedule an appointment with our Dance Medicine Section, please contact our Dance Medicine coordinator at 857-218-5507