Date(s) - 26/11/2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ergonomics for Dancers
Date: November 26, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PST
Fee: Free for ACE Members, fee for non-members
Presenter: Erika Mayall
Injury rates in dancers are high. The majority of injuries in dance, up to 75% of all injuries, are repetitive overuse injuries. One of the main etiologic factors leading to overuse injuries is the alteration of the biomechanical conditions of the exercise, often referred to as technique. Technique is the basis of all fundamental movements of dance, from holding your body or posture correctly, to executing skills and application to the dance world if we are ready to respect a dancer’s unique biomechanics and anatomy and adapt choreography accordingly.
Speaker: Erika Mayall is a Vancouver based physiotherapist with a special interest in dance medicine and science. She graduated with a Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia in 2007 and holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario (2005). She has a keen interest in not only treating injuries, but also in injury prevention and maximizing performance potential in dancers. Erika is an active member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) and a board member of Healthy Dance Canada (HDC).