Building Healthy Habits and Preventing Injuries in the Dance Studio

Dr. Lisa M. Schoene DPM, ATC, FACFAS has been practicing for over 30 years and has treated dance teachers, young aspiring dancers, pre-professional as well as Professional dancers throughout her career. 

Encouraging healthy habits and preventing injuries is key to building strong minds and bodies in your dance studio. Dr. Lisa Schoene is a Dance and Sports Podiatrist and a Certified Athletic Trainer who is passionate about keeping dancers in tip-top shape. In this episode, Dr. Schoene shares her expertise on nutrition, emotional support for your dancers, injury prevention, and the importance of self-care for studio owners.  

Key Takeaways

[2:05] How did Dr. Lisa get started in her career field?

[3:10] When it comes to nutrition and food, what should dancers be aware of?

[5:10] Your dancers need to have snacks. It’s important to fuel their bodies during long rehearsal days. Encourage healthy snacking during dance breaks.

[6:50] How can we help improve the wellbeing of our students?

[10:10] How can studios help prevent injuries in their students?

[11:40] Strengthening the foot in important. Adding extra classes and exercises will help them.

[14:45] Sleeping is critical when it comes to recovery.

[15:40] What are ‘exposure hours’ and how does that relate to a dancer’s body?

[17:30] How can faculty members at dance studios take better care of themselves?

[19:25] Embrace the little moments and practice self-care.

[22:40] Stay positive out there! It’s going to be a great year. 

 

Resources

Helpful Info and Videos: https://drschoene.com/dance-medicine/

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About Our Guest:
Dr. Lisa M. Schoene DPM, ATC, FACFAS

Dr. Lisa M. Schoene DPM, ATC, FACFAS

Dr. Lisa M. Schoene has been practicing for over 30 years and is a Dance and Sports Medicine Podiatrist. She is double board certified, and a Certified Athletic Trainer. She has treated dance teachers, young aspiring dancers, pre-professional as well as Professional dancers from the Joffrey Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance, Ballet Chicago, Inaside Chicago Dance, Elements Contemporary Ballet, Chicago Tap Theater, Evanston Dance ensemble, and many others from local Chicagoland dance companies and studios. She regularly lectures, teaches, covers performances, authors dance medicine articles as well as authoring Dance Medicine chapters, in 2 Sports Medicine text books.
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