Clarkson University Physical Therapy Program

Dance Injury Prevention

Clarkson University Doctor of Physical Therapy students have collaborated with SUNY Potsdam Department of Theatre and Dance faculty and students to develop a series of injury prevention workshops for dancers. This page has the handouts created for that project.

The content in these handouts is intended to be general advice; always consult with your healthcare provider. None of the activities or exercises described in these handouts should increase pain; if they do, stop doing them and see a health care provider for personalized guidance.

Ankle and foot injuries
Kinesiotaping and ankle instability
Knee injuries
Hip injuries
Low back injuries
Dance-related trigger points
Hypermobile joint syndrome
Principles of healing

For questions, contact the Physical Therapy faculty supervisor for this project, Dr. Leslie Russek, at