Injury Prevention and
Care for Dancers
Injury Prevention and
Care for Dancers
Dance-Specific
Rehabilitation
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Welcome to High Performance Dance Therapy

At High Performance Dance Therapy, I advocate for injury prevention and using sport-specific movement to bridge the gap between injury and return to dance. Injury Prevention for Dancers is arguably the most important part of what I do. I strive to teach dancers good biomechanics, safe stretching, and how to avoid over-training and burnout.

Every treatment and rehab program is specifically tailored to each dancer. As an Athletic Therapist who doubles as a dance teacher, I have the inside scoop on all things dance. This is helpful as it allows the dancer to better communicate where, when, or how an injury is affecting them and therefore gives me a better understanding of the injury itself. It also allows for better patient education and more specifics on what they should or shouldn’t be doing in the dance studio. 

At HPDT, I want to keep you moving throughout the entirety of your injury!

Strength

Balance

Flexibility

Conditioning

About Me

Hi! I’m Alex Hamilton –

A certified Athletic Therapist with a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education and recently certified in Principles of Dance Medicine. I am also a dance teacher and choreographer for over 8 years.

My mission is to bring these two worlds together via injury prevention for dancers and dance specific rehabilitation. Over the years I have seen countless dancers in pain and suffering through their training. These are usually injuries that are preventable and definitely treatable with exercise and movement – NOT rest.

My goal is to help athletes and dancers PREVENT these injuries by teaching good biomechanics and form in whatever it is they love to do. My knowledge and experience in the dance world and understanding of the different types of demands and stresses being placed on the body allows me to better prevent and treat injuries by specializing the rehabilitation to each individual dancer.

Miss Alex (1)

Alex Hamilton, B.HPE., CAT(c)

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Services

Initial Assessment
& Treatment

Follow-up
Treatments

Injury Prevention
Private and Semi-Private Lessons

Injury Prevention
Studio Workshop

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Covid-19 Statement

Exciting news, Phase 2 of the Alberta relaunch strategy includes Athletic Therapy! We will be following all Alberta Health Guidelines as well as Public Health Orders from the Chief Medical Officer in order to keep patients safe. Your health and safety is our number one priority! We reassure you that our facilities are clean and safe for our patients. Thank you all for your support and kindness during this time. Click the button below to view the Alberta health Guidance PDF.