Reflections on IADMS

By: Mandy Blackmon PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT October was a busy month for Emma and myself! As most of you know, our primary clinical interests are dancers and performing artists, thus our partnership with Atlanta Ballet.  Both of us are involved in multiple organizations related to physical therapy for dancers.   The International Association of Dance Medicine and Science has members from all areas of healthcare that treat dancers, including MDs, DOs, PTs, athletic trainers, nutritionists, and others.  They hold their annual meeting in North America every two years.  This year, Emma and  I were both honored to speak at the conference, representing Motion Stability, Atlanta Ballet, and Mercer University. Emma partnered with our former Emory PT student, Tiernan Damas,…

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The Gift of the Arts

Post By: Mandy Blackmon PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT February 2015 has seen my dream become a reality.  In the first 2 weeks of the month, I will have seen six live performances; “Tuck Everlasting” at the Alliance Theater, “Romeo and Juliet” and “Snow White” with the Company and Fellowship dancers at Atlanta Ballet, Alvin Ailey on tour at the Fox Theater, and Several Dancers Core at Callanwolde.  When it comes down to it, I am a fan first.  I am a fan of dance, of performing, of expression, and of music.  It is my honor to also treat these talented and physical beings.  I get as much joy out of watching my 12 year-old patient perform as Clara for the…

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