This weeks guests, Sarah Carter and Catherine Crabb are both lecturers at UWA in Perth and joined us at 4am their time to talk about the foot in ballet. We touched on whether “hypermobility” is necessary to be a dancer (you may be surprised), the most common injuries seen (85% of ballet injuries are in the lower leg) and the differences between male and female dancers. We also discussed the ballet shoe and the crazy things dancers do to them, and the need for a ‘pointe assessment’ and what it may entail.
(download all episodes as podcasts here)
Podiatry Arena threads on dancing