Peter O'Grady

Jumpers knee / Irish Dancing / Symptoms / Treatment / Prevention / Irish Dancing Physical Fitness

Jumpers knee – a common Irish dancing injury. What is it? We will discuss how to treat it and prevent it. Have you ever had jumpers knee? Do you know anyone who has suffered from jumper’s knee? If yes, then you might find this helpful…. Jumper’s knee or patellar tendonitis is pain in the tendon …

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Severs Disease/Irish Dance/Symptoms/Treatment/Exercises

  Severs disease, also known as calcaneal apophysitis is a painful bone disorder that a lot of Irish dance competitor’s experience. The painful bone disorder results from swelling of the growth plate in the heel. This article will explain the symptoms, how to treat severs disease and how to prevent it. Severs disease is very …

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Confidence. The difference between a champion Irish dancer and the rest.

Confidence. The difference between a champion Irish dancer and the rest.   Confidence is a subject I speak about often when conducting workshops. Lacking confidence is the difference between being a great dancer and being the best dancer. To be successful and to reach your goals, you must be confident. And yes, of course, you …

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Irish dancers should find the time to recover after major competitions

Recovery is essential for Irish dancers to restore physiological and psychological capacities. As you know, Irish dancers train high volumes and at a high intensity. Without proper recovery following multiple high-intensity training sessions, practice sessions and competitions, a dancer increases the risk for poorer performances and injuries. Even if you are still not dancing at …

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