PerformingArts

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Atlanta Ballet dancer's Nadia Mara, Yoomi Kim, Kelsey Ebersold. Photo by Charlie McCullers.

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CREATIVELY TREATING

THE ARTIST & THE ATHLETE

Atlanta Ballet dancer's Nadia Mara, Yoomi Kim, Kelsey Ebersold. Photo by Charlie McCullers.

Performing Arts

In the Performing Arts the body is an instrument, whether your instrument is solely your body or you utilize your body to play an instrument. Performance requires practice and repetitive practice can take its toll on an instrument, leading to breakdown or injury. Motion Stability therapists understand the demands placed on performing artists and their instruments and know what it takes to get to the root of any issue you may be experiencing.

Our therapists have a keen understanding of the prevention and treatment of injuries that many performers experience and are able to develop an individualized, comprehensive treatment plan that will help get the performing artist back to their art as soon as possible.

Motion Stability Performing Arts

A Great Collaboration between Atlanta Ballet and Motion Stability

 

Performing Arts Specific

Dancers

Dancers

Dancers of all styles are artists as well as highly trained athletes. Dancing places unique demands on the body and pushes it to extreme ranges of motion on all planes. Dance requires a balance of extreme flexibility and incredible strength. If there is an imbalance between strength and flexibility at any point in the body, a dancer is at risk for injury. Motion Stability therapists have a vast knowledge base about dance styles, performance environments, and the biomechanics of dance technique. Motion Stability therapists utilize many different manual therapy techniques and exercise methods to ensure that a dancer’s body is in balance and can perform at maximum capacity.

Musicians

musicians

The repetitive nature of practice and instrument performance as well as maintaining prolonged postures and high levels of stress contribute to a large number of injuries musicians, both amateur and professional, face. These injuries often affect the artist’s ability to perform, as well as inhibit other aspects of their daily activities. With advanced training in the treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunctions combined with knowledge of the challenges musicians face as artists, Motion Stability customizes prevention and rehabilitation programs for musicians of all varieties.

Vocalists

Vocalists

Singing requires extraordinary breath control that is achieved by accurate coordination of the diaphragm, the abdominals, the pelvic floor, and the intercostal muscles. Any dysfunction throughout this system can lead to overuse of other musculature in the neck, back and jaw. The therapists at Motion Stability utilize a whole body approach to identify and treat any issues that could impair performance.

Stage & Screen Actors

Stage and Screen Actors

Actors can be at risk for a variety of injuries depending on the roles they are playing and the venues they are performing in. The demands that rehearsal, touring, and performance places on the body can cause pain or injury often related to the spine and extremities due to overuse or exhaustion. The therapists at Motion Stability are equipped to assist actors in the prevention and/or rehabilitation of injuries sustained during the practice or performance of their craft. Just as actors create individual roles during performances, Motion Stability therapists create unique and individual rehabilitation plans to assist actors back to the stage or screen.

Aesthetic Sports

Figure Skaters

Aesthetic sports include sports such as figure skating, ice dancing, gymnastics, cheerleading, and circus arts. Athletes that compete or perform in these sports are at high risk for both overuse injuries from repetitive practice as well as traumatic injuries due to the extreme movements, heights, apparatus, and equipment that is often used. Motion Stability therapists develop programs for injury prevention as well as injury rehabilitation that address the specific issues faced by an individual athlete with the aim of helping aesthetic athletes perform at their optimal level.

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