Author: Irish Dancing Physical Fitness

Stress Fractures – Foot and Ankle Problems for Dancers Part 2

As we know, Irish dancing and many other activities and sports consist of constant movement including repetitive jumping and landing. When loading is increased too rapidly, it can weaken the bone and increase the risk for a stress fracture. The cause of a stress fracture can include many factors including: Increased training intensity (too much […]

Anterior Ankle Impingement – Foot and Ankle Problems for Dancers Part 1

Anterior impingement in dancers is common for many and may be a consequence of hypertrophied soft tissues in the anterior ankle joint. This is usually caused by repeated ankle sprains or microtrauma from the repetitive impact of loaded dorsiflexion. I find that this anterior impingement is more common in dancers who also have some signs […]

Building Stage Confidence

Most of us feel a degree of nervous apprehension when preparing to perform in front of a crowd. But those who are filled with fear and feelings of dread and panic in such a situation may be suffering from a form of social anxiety disorder. The fear of performing on stage in public, also known […]

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