Infographics: Proper Positioning for Dancers to Prevent Injury

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Before you can run, you must be able to walk. And before you dance across the stage, you must be able to stand in a safe manner. Many injuries sustained to the hips, knees and back, as well as the foot and ankle, can be prevented with proper alignment and form while working in a turned-out position or in releve/en pointe.

We’ve compiled a few tips, backed by physical therapists from the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at NYU Langone Medical Center, to help dancers perform at their best. Share with your patients and prevent these common injuries.

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