"Life is motion" - if movement plays an important role in your life and you are curious about your body and its possibilities, Fit for Dance can help you to enlarge your knowledge and offers you a full program for your health.

My sessions are designed for those who want to take more responsibility for their health by taking steps to maintain and improve it. Through a precise analysis of your movement patterns, we will uncover compensatory chains and improve the quality of your movements. You will receive comprehensive support for preventing and treating physical overload – at work or during leisure time.

The love for dance, the fascination for movement and the research in psychosomatic connections have shaped my work as a doctor and osteopath. With my experience in dance, orthopaedics, dance medicine, osteopathy and sports psychology, I can offer you a comprehensive program that will focus on you and your particular needs as a "moving" person.

Dr Liane Simmel treats a patient on her back

PRACTICE

Diagnostics, counselling and therapy of functional complaints of the musculoskeletal system is the focus of my practice. Principles from orthopaedics, sports medicine, osteopathy and spiral dynamics are incorporated into the treatment. The therapies are specifically chosen and integrated into a treatment concept adapted to your individual needs. Personal consultation supports the understanding of your own body’s signals and promotes heightened awareness in everyday life.

My medical counselling starts where other doors are often closed: an in-depth consultation and clarification of your questions are my priority. Based on the results of all available medical examinations, possible therapies are discussed and tailored to your individual needs. In doing so, I integrate current medical research results as well as taking into account your personal situation in life.

Please bring all relevant medical examination results with you to the appointment. I take my time for you! In order to address your concerns comprehensively, I schedule hour-long appointments. Please bear this in mind when planning your appointment.

Dancers challenge their bodies down to the smallest segment of movement. Even minor restrictions in mobility can influence the entire movement process. If not treated, compensation mechanisms develop which can lead to chronic overload in the long term - chronic pain as well as wear and tear are the consequences.

Through dance medicine, I offer you ideal support in the prevention and therapy of your dance injury. The specific dance medicine diagnosis and therapy improves the rehabilitation of the smallest movement restrictions up to "typical" dance injuries, which often receive little attention in the broad medical care. The focus is on your return to full functional ability in dance. By means of technique analysis and specific training programs, I will accompany you on this path.

Dance Medical Check-up

Improving the knowledge and understanding of your body, discovering your limitations and working with them in a targeted way – that is the aim of this profound dance medical examination. After analysing your physical prerequisites and weak points, we develop an individual training and prevention programme with which you can improve your own dance technique and specifically prevent injuries.

The check-up is suitable for presentation at admission exams, as an initial examination for professional dance companies or for your own personal assessment.

Osteopathy is a medical concept to observe and treat the human being as a whole.Three closely interwoven body systems form the cornerstones of osteopathic thinking: the musculoskeletal system (parietal system), the internal organs (visceral system) and the craniosacral system. If one system falls ill, the whole body can be affected. The harmonious interaction is disturbed.

Often the body arranges itself and succeeds in maintaining the balance of the systems. The associated compensation strategies can work well for years. But at some point, a new stress situation arises – whether chronic or acute - and that last strain is the straw that breaks the camel's back: The body is overloaded, the compensation chain breaks down, the body "de-compensates". Pain and wear and tear are the result.

In osteopathic treatment, I detect the smallest losses of movement in your body and assess their influence on the overall functions. Through differentiated treatment of the affected systems, I support the flow of movement of the tissues and thus improve the interaction of your body systems.The focus is not on treating individual symptoms, but on researching the underlying causes of the complaints.

Spiraldynamik® is an anatomically based movement and therapy concept. In simple terms, it offers a three-dimensional instruction manual for one's own body. Using the basic principle of the spiral, Spiraldynamik® conveys a new, intelligent body awareness for therapy, movement and everyday life.

Movement is nature's recipe for success in promoting personal health. But there is a flip side to the coin: anatomically incorrect movements can lead to chronic complaints and overuse injuries in the long term. Even small incorrect loads in everyday life can cause symptoms such as muscle tension, restricted movement or pain. The answer to this is: "Anatomically intelligent movement". Quality is the key! Good movement intelligence means being efficient, feeling well and preventing injuries.

Through Spiraldynamik® I offer you a helpful and quickly applicable concept to improve the quality of your movements.

Consultation hours by appointment only. To make an appointment please contact me at
Tel: +49 (0)89 12 22 95 93 or Mail: praxis@fitfordance.de

In order to address your concerns comprehensively, I schedule hourly appointments. Please consider this when you arrange your appointment. Please bring all relevant medical results with you for your first appointment

Appointment Cancellation:
Please let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to keep your appointment. This will allow the appointment to be passed on to patients on the waiting list. Please note that you may be charged for your appointment if you do not cancel it at least 24 hours in advance.

Costs and Cost Coverage

As a private practice, I charge for treatment and consultation according to the scale of fees for physicians (GOÄ) and the scale of fees for naturopathic treatments (Hufelandverzeichnis). Private health insurances and supplementary insurances usually cover the treatment costs in full or in part according to your contract.

You can also make use of my services if you have a social health insurance. Please note that I do not bill the social health insurance companies directly. You will receive an invoice after completion of the treatment according to the scale of fees for physicians (GOÄ). For osteopathic treatments, you may be able to apply for financial assistance from your social health insurance: since 2012, some health insurance companies have contributed to the costs. Please ask your health insurance company directly about the conditions and the amount of cost sharing. You can find an initial guide here

Diagnostics, counselling and therapy of functional complaints of the musculoskeletal system is the focus of my practice. Principles from orthopaedics, sports medicine, osteopathy and spiral dynamics are incorporated into the treatment. The therapies are specifically chosen and integrated into a treatment concept adapted to your individual needs. Personal consultation supports the understanding of your own body’s signals and promotes heightened awareness in everyday life.

My medical counselling starts where other doors are often closed: an in-depth consultation and clarification of your questions are my priority. Based on the results of all available medical examinations, possible therapies are discussed and tailored to your individual needs. In doing so, I integrate current medical research results as well as taking into account your personal situation in life.

Please bring all relevant medical examination results with you to the appointment. I take my time for you! In order to address your concerns comprehensively, I schedule hour-long appointments. Please bear this in mind when planning your appointment.

Dancers challenge their bodies down to the smallest segment of movement. Even minor restrictions in mobility can influence the entire movement process. If not treated, compensation mechanisms develop which can lead to chronic overload in the long term - chronic pain as well as wear and tear are the consequences.

Through dance medicine, I offer you ideal support in the prevention and therapy of your dance injury. The specific dance medicine diagnosis and therapy improves the rehabilitation of the smallest movement restrictions up to "typical" dance injuries, which often receive little attention in the broad medical care. The focus is on your return to full functional ability in dance. By means of technique analysis and specific training programs, I will accompany you on this path.

Dance Medical Check-up

Improving the knowledge and understanding of your body, discovering your limitations and working with them in a targeted way – that is the aim of this profound dance medical examination. After analysing your physical prerequisites and weak points, we develop an individual training and prevention programme with which you can improve your own dance technique and specifically prevent injuries.

The check-up is suitable for presentation at admission exams, as an initial examination for professional dance companies or for your own personal assessment.

Osteopathy is a medical concept to observe and treat the human being as a whole.Three closely interwoven body systems form the cornerstones of osteopathic thinking: the musculoskeletal system (parietal system), the internal organs (visceral system) and the craniosacral system. If one system falls ill, the whole body can be affected. The harmonious interaction is disturbed.

Often the body arranges itself and succeeds in maintaining the balance of the systems. The associated compensation strategies can work well for years. But at some point, a new stress situation arises – whether chronic or acute - and that last strain is the straw that breaks the camel's back: The body is overloaded, the compensation chain breaks down, the body "de-compensates". Pain and wear and tear are the result.

In osteopathic treatment, I detect the smallest losses of movement in your body and assess their influence on the overall functions. Through differentiated treatment of the affected systems, I support the flow of movement of the tissues and thus improve the interaction of your body systems.The focus is not on treating individual symptoms, but on researching the underlying causes of the complaints.

Spiraldynamik® is an anatomically based movement and therapy concept. In simple terms, it offers a three-dimensional instruction manual for one's own body. Using the basic principle of the spiral, Spiraldynamik® conveys a new, intelligent body awareness for therapy, movement and everyday life.

Movement is nature's recipe for success in promoting personal health. But there is a flip side to the coin: anatomically incorrect movements can lead to chronic complaints and overuse injuries in the long term. Even small incorrect loads in everyday life can cause symptoms such as muscle tension, restricted movement or pain. The answer to this is: "Anatomically intelligent movement". Quality is the key! Good movement intelligence means being efficient, feeling well and preventing injuries.

Through Spiraldynamik® I offer you a helpful and quickly applicable concept to improve the quality of your movements.

Consultation hours by appointment only. To make an appointment please contact me at
Tel: +49 (0)89 12 22 95 93
Mail: praxis@fitfordance.de

In order to address your concerns comprehensively, I schedule hourly appointments. Please consider this when you arrange your appointment. Please bring all relevant medical results with you for your first appointment

Appointment Cancellation:
Please let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to keep your appointment. This will allow the appointment to be passed on to patients on the waiting list. Please note that you may be charged for your appointment if you do not cancel it at least 24 hours in advance.

Costs and Cost Coverage

As a private practice, I charge for treatment and consultation according to the scale of fees for physicians (GOÄ) and the scale of fees for naturopathic treatments (Hufelandverzeichnis). Private health insurances and supplementary insurances usually cover the treatment costs in full or in part according to your contract.

You can also make use of my services if you have a social health insurance. Please note that I do not bill the social health insurance companies directly. You will receive an invoice after completion of the treatment according to the scale of fees for physicians (GOÄ). For osteopathic treatments, you may be able to apply for financial assistance from your social health insurance: since 2012, some health insurance companies have contributed to the costs. Please ask your health insurance company directly about the conditions and the amount of cost sharing. You can find an initial guide here

Two dancers communicate with their hands

SEMINARS

"Knowledge is the first step to prevention." Two thirds of all injuries in dance are of chronic nature - pain and overloads that develop slowly and continuously through incorrect dance technique, overstraining or simply through ignorance.

How does the body work, how can one remain healthy and able to perform despite extreme physical demands? Questions that dancers, dance teachers, choreographers and ballet masters alike ask themselves. Answers come from many fields: sports medicine, sports science, training theory, nutritional medicine, physiotherapy and naturopathy offer a wealth of knowledge, which in the seminars I transfer and adapt for you to the specific requirements of dance.

The seminars provide an insight into the individual way of working and the special interconnections of the dancing body while they offer an ideal combination between theoretical knowledge and dance-related practice. An optimal approach to quickly and specifically receive sound dance-medically information.

Coaching

Dancers are high performance athletes on stage. Embedded in performance schedules, theatre productions and artistic projects, they work up to their highest potential. Yet rehearsal schedules, training conditions and stage sets are rarely geared to the dancers' specific needs. It seems difficult to adapt the theatre schedule to the training physiology of dancers. Competition conditions prevail for dancers all year round, dance-specific training plans are lacking. This is not only true in professional dance. Even amateurs and students hardly train according to performance-physiological aspects, but often strain themselves far beyond their limits.

With on-site coaching, I offer you helpful support in clarifying your questions, tailored to your individual circumstances. By adapting your training and rehearsal plans as well as optimising your training environment, you will learn to integrate the latest dance-medical findings into your daily dance routine and thus stay healthier and dance longer. Coaching is taken for granted in high-performance sport, why not in dance?

DANCE MEDICINE MODULE 7 -Seminar as part of the Master's programme in Dance Pedagogy at the Palucca University of Dance

Mon, 14 November to Sat, 19 November 2022

All day

Palucca University of Dance Dresden, Basteiplatz 4, 01277 Dresden

The aim of the teaching is to impart basic dance-medical, dance-physiological and sports-scientific knowledge relevant to dance, which enables students to set up dance training based on dance medicine, to adjust the rehearsal process physiologically to the dancers and to create training plans based on dance medicine.
more

NOT JUST ANY BODY-Dance medicine in practice (Part 2: upper body)

Fri 2 December - Sun 4 December 2022

2 Dec. 13.00 - 17.00 hrs.
3 / 4 Dec. 9.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Pantin, France

Comprehensive insights into one's own body and the knowledge and self-experience of anatomical interrelationships, can support dancers and dance teachers in perceiving and transmitting movement quality in an even more conscious and healthier way. Keeping this in mind this workshop focuses on the analysis of the body's inner architecture, the unconscious movement habits and the very individual anatomy of the participants.
more

DANCE MEDICINE MODULE 8-Seminar as part of the Master's programme in Dance Pedagogy at the Palucca University of Dance

Mon, 20 February - Sat, 25 February 2023

All day

Palucca University of Dance Dresden

The aim of the teaching is to impart basic dance-medical, dance-physiological and sports-scientific knowledge relevant to dance, which enables the students to set up dance training based on dance medicine, to adjust the rehearsal process physiologically to the dancers and to create training plans based on dance medicine.
more

"Knowledge is the first step to prevention." Two thirds of all injuries in dance are of chronic nature - pain and overloads that develop slowly and continuously through incorrect dance technique, overstraining or simply through ignorance.

How does the body work, how can one remain healthy and able to perform despite extreme physical demands? Questions that dancers, dance teachers, choreographers and ballet masters alike ask themselves. Answers come from many fields: sports medicine, sports science, training theory, nutritional medicine, physiotherapy and naturopathy offer a wealth of knowledge, which in the seminars I transfer and adapt for you to the specific requirements of dance.

The seminars provide an insight into the individual way of working and the special interconnections of the dancing body while they offer an ideal combination between theoretical knowledge and dance-related practice. An optimal approach to quickly and specifically receive sound dance-medically information.

Coaching

Dancers are high performance athletes on stage. Embedded in performance schedules, theatre productions and artistic projects, they work up to their highest potential. Yet rehearsal schedules, training conditions and stage sets are rarely geared to the dancers' specific needs. It seems difficult to adapt the theatre schedule to the training physiology of dancers. Competition conditions prevail for dancers all year round, dance-specific training plans are lacking. This is not only true in professional dance. Even amateurs and students hardly train according to performance-physiological aspects, but often strain themselves far beyond their limits.

With on-site coaching, I offer you helpful support in clarifying your questions, tailored to your individual circumstances. By adapting your training and rehearsal plans as well as optimising your training environment, you will learn to integrate the latest dance-medical findings into your daily dance routine and thus stay healthier and dance longer. Coaching is taken for granted in high-performance sport, why not in dance?

DANCE MEDICINE MODULE 7-Seminar as part of the Master's programme in Dance Pedagogy at the Palucca University of Dance

Mon, 14 Nov - Sat, 19 Nov 2022

All day

Palucca University of Dance, Dresden

The aim of the teaching is to impart basic dance-medical, dance-physiological and sports-scientific knowledge relevant to dance, which enables students to set up dance training based on dance medicine, to adjust the rehearsal process physiologically to the dancers and to create training plans based on dance medicine.
more

NOT JUST ANY BODY-Dance medicine in practice (Part 2: upper body)

Fri 2 Dec - Sun 4 Dec 2022

2 Dec 1pm-5pm
3 / 4 Dec 9:30am - 4:30pm

Pantin, France

Comprehensive insights into one's own body and the knowledge and self-experience of anatomical interrelationships, can support dancers and dance teachers in perceiving and transmitting movement quality in an even more conscious and healthier way. Keeping this in mind this workshop focuses on the analysis of the body's inner architecture, the unconscious movement habits and the very individual anatomy of the participants.
more

DANCE MEDICINE MODULE 8-Seminar as part of the Master's programme in Dance Pedagogy at the Palucca University of Dance

Mon, 20 Feb - Sat, 25 Feb 2023

All day

Palucca University of Dance, Dresden

The aim of the teaching is to impart basic dance-medical, dance-physiological and sports-scientific knowledge relevant to dance, which enables the students to set up dance training based on dance medicine, to adjust the rehearsal process physiologically to the dancers and to create training plans based on dance medicine.
more

Overview of published books don Dr. Liane Simmel

PUBLICATIONS

Here you will find an overview of my books and book chapters about dance medicine:

Dance medicine in practice

by Dr. Liane Simmel
Anatomy, Injury Prevention, Training
Written in an understandable and clear manner, with many practical tips and exercises. With over 250 photos and anatomical drawings.

Recommended by star choreographer William Forsythe

More

Nutrition for dancers

by Dr. Liane Simmel and Eva-Maria Kraft
Basics, Performance Enhancement, Practical Tips
Basic knowledge and insider tips for all Dancers and Dance Teachers, Professional and Aspiring Dancers.

More

More books

Browse here through videos and audios in which I introduce you to various aspects of dance medicine:

VIDEOS

TANZ TALK interview. Marita Matzk talks to Liane Simmel about:

Your own training during the pandemic
About Democracy
About dance psychology and
Fallow potential in dance education.

Interview mit Dr. Liane Simmel zum Forschungsprojekt „Bewegungslernen im Tanz"

Ein Projekt von InnoLernenTanz der Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden, der Abteilung Sportwissenschaft der Universität Dresden und ta.med, Tanzmedizin Deutschland e.V. im Rahmen des Projects „Dance Engaging Science“.

Interview mit Dr. Liane Simmel zur Dokumentation des Forschungsprojektes „Bewegungslernen im Tanz“

Ein Projekt von InnoLernenTanz der Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden, der Abteilung Sportwissenschaft der Universität Dresden und ta.med, Tanzmedizin Deutschland e.V. im Rahmen des Projects „Dance Engaging Science“

Alignment of the leg and its impact on the dancer's knee

„Clinical Symposium“ im Rahmen des 24. Jahrestreffens von IADMS, Schweiz, Basel, 16. bis 18. Oktober 2014

Princess of Science: Tanz und Musik

8-teiliges deutsches Wissensmagazin 2020 auf KiKa

AUDIOS

Ungeduld im Tanz: Verletzungsgefahr und kurze Karrieren

Liane Simmel im Gespräch mit Doris Schäfer-Noske, Deutschlandfunk, Kultur heute, 25.07.2021

Man kann auch mit Normalgewicht tanzen

Liane Simmel im Gespräch mit Henrik Oerding, Bayern Klassik Radio, 12.04.2019

Ballett für Erwachsene

Liane Simmel bei Orange Lebensart, Bayern 2 Radio, 07.01.2017

Here you get an overview of my press articles and scientific papers:

Autorin: Franziska Zoidl, der Standard.at, 30. Januar 2016

Tanznetz Spielzeitheft Nr. 2, September 2015, S.16 – 17

Autorin: Margit Hiebl, Glamour September 2014, S. 180 – 182

Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, Vol 18(2), 2014, S. 86 – 92

von Bettina Bläsing, Jenny Coogan, José Biondi, Liane Simmel, Thomas Schack. Cognitive Processing, September 2014

Autorin: Annkathrin Johannesberg, Vive Gesundheitsmagazin vom 15.04.2014

to the archive

Here you will find an overview of my books and book chapters about dance medicine:

Dance medicine in practice

by Dr. Liane Simmel
Anatomy, Injury Prevention, Training
Written in an understandable and clear manner, with many practical tips and exercises. With over 250 photos and anatomical drawings.

Recommended by star choreographer William Forsythe

More

Nutrition for dancers

by Dr. Liane Simmel and Eva-Maria Kraft
Basics, Performance Enhancement, Practical Tips
Basic knowledge and insider tips for all Dancers and Dance Teachers, Professional and Aspiring Dancers.

More

More books

Browse here through videos and audios in which I introduce you to various aspects of dance medicine:

VIDEOS

TANZ TALK interview. Marita Matzk talks to Liane Simmel about:

Your own training during the pandemic
About Democracy
About dance psychology and
Fallow potential in dance education.

Interview mit Dr. Liane Simmel zum Forschungsprojekt „Bewegungslernen im Tanz"

Ein Projekt von InnoLernenTanz der Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden, der Abteilung Sportwissenschaft der Universität Dresden und ta.med, Tanzmedizin Deutschland e.V. im Rahmen des Projects „Dance Engaging Science“.

Interview mit Dr. Liane Simmel zur Dokumentation des Forschungsprojektes „Bewegungslernen im Tanz“

Ein Projekt von InnoLernenTanz der Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden, der Abteilung Sportwissenschaft der Universität Dresden und ta.med, Tanzmedizin Deutschland e.V. im Rahmen des Projects „Dance Engaging Science“

Alignment of the leg and its impact on the dancer's knee

„Clinical Symposium“ im Rahmen des 24. Jahrestreffens von IADMS, Schweiz, Basel, 16. bis 18. Oktober 2014

Princess of Science: Tanz und Musik

8-teiliges deutsches Wissensmagazin 2020 auf KiKa

AUDIOS

Ungeduld im Tanz: Verletzungsgefahr und kurze Karrieren

Liane Simmel im Gespräch mit Doris Schäfer-Noske, Deutschlandfunk, Kultur heute, 25.07.2021

Man kann auch mit Normalgewicht tanzen

Liane Simmel im Gespräch mit Henrik Oerding, Bayern Klassik Radio, 12.04.2019

Ballett für Erwachsene

Liane Simmel bei Orange Lebensart, Bayern 2 Radio, 07.01.2017

Here you get an overview of my press articles and scientific papers:

Autorin: Franziska Zoidl, der Standard.at, 30. Januar 2016

Tanznetz Spielzeitheft Nr. 2, September 2015, S.16 – 17

Autorin: Margit Hiebl, Glamour September 2014, S. 180 – 182

Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, Vol 18(2), 2014, S. 86 – 92

von Bettina Bläsing, Jenny Coogan, José Biondi, Liane Simmel, Thomas Schack. Cognitive Processing, September 2014

Autorin: Annkathrin Johannesberg, Vive Gesundheitsmagazin vom 15.04.2014

to the archive
Portrait of Dr Liane Simmel

DR. LIANE SIMMEL

Dr. Liane Simmel is the director of the Institute for Dance Medicine, Fit for Dance. For more than three decades she worked as a dancer and choreographer on European stages. Her interest and enthusiasm for the functioning of the human body led her to medicine. Even during her theatre engagements she studied human medicine and osteopathy. Today Liane Simmel works as a practicing doctor for sports medicine, dance medicine, osteopathy and spiral dynamics as well as a sports psychology coach. She is a lecturer for dance medicine at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden and the Zurich University of the Arts, among others. She is in demand worldwide as a lecturer on topics related to health in dance.

Liane Simmel is a founding member and was for many years a member of the board of ta.med, Tanzmedizin Deutschland, the German-speaking organisation for dance medicine, whose establishment and development she played a major role in. As an advisory member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, IADMS, and Medical Advicer of the Dance Medicine Organisation Monacco, she supports dance medicine internationally. In 2016, she was awarded the Recognition Prize of the German Dance Prize for her pioneering work in dance medicine. Since 2019 Liane Simmel has been a member of the jury for freelance dance professionals of the Munich Department of Culture. Her books "Dance Medicine in Practice" and "Nutrition for Dancers" have been published in several languages and have established themselves as standard works in dance medicine.

Learn more about Liane Simmel in "Ballett - und dann" - a book about dance careers and the time afterwards by Maja Langsdorff. 27 former dancers talk about their lives and their transitions after the active dance career. Find information and photos: http://www.maja-langsdorff.de/album/liane.htm

Here you will find an overview of the national and international lectures of Liane Simmel:

Bewegte Musik - Wie Tanzmedizin den Musiker unterstützt

Lecture in the context of the seminar Music Physiology at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich,
July 17, 2019

Beweglich, geschmeidig, leichtfüßig - Tanzen als Faszientraining

Vortrag im Rahmen der Conference „Faszien 2017 – Klassische Bewegungstherapie trifft moderne Faszienforschung“ an der Medau-Schule Coburg, 9.-11. Juni 2017

Alignment of dancer’s lower extremity

Presentation at the Dance Health Finland Conference "Training tomorrow's dancers",
1-2 June 2016, Helsinki

Ernährung für Tänzer - von der Theorie zur Praxis

Vortrag anlässlich des 13. Kongresses für Tanzmedizin in Dresden, 6.-8. Mai 2016

Tanzmedizin - Quo vadis?

Vortrag anlässlich des 13. Kongresses für Tanzmedizin in Dresden, 6.-8. Mai 2016

Dancing age 40 and beyond

Lecture at the Conference "Beyond ballet why and how",
ArtEZ School of Dance, Arnhem, Holland, 16-18 April 2015

Alignment of the leg and its impact on the dancer's knee

Lecture at the 2015 Dance UK conference "The future - new ideas, new inspiration",
Laban Centre London, 10 - 12 April 2015

More presentations

Dr. Liane Simmel is director of the institute for dance medicine, Fit for Dance. For more than three decades she worked as a dancer and choreographer on European stages. Her interest and fascination for the functioning of the human body led her to medicine. During her theatre engagements she studied human medicine and osteopathy. Today, Liane Simmel is a resident physician for sports medicine, dance medicine, osteopathy and spiral dynamics as well as a sports psychology coach. She is a lecturer for dance medicine at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden and the Zurich University of the Arts, among others. Worldwide she is invited as lecturer in the field of the dancers’ health.

Liane Simmel is a founding member and was for many years a member of the board of ta.med, Tanzmedizin Deutschland, the German-speaking organisation for dance medicine, whose establishment and development she played a major role in. As an advisory member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, IADMS, and Medical Advicer of the Dance Medicine Organisation Monacco, she supports dance medicine internationally. In 2016, she was awarded the Recognition Prize of the German Dance Prize for her pioneering work in dance medicine. Since 2019 Liane Simmel has been a member of the jury for freelance dance professionals of the Munich Department of Culture. Her books "Dance Medicine in Practice" and "Nutrition for Dancers" have been published in several languages and have established themselves as standard works in dance medicine.

Learn more about Liane Simmel in "Ballett - und dann" - a book about dance careers and the time afterwards by Maja Langsdorff. 27 former dancers talk about their lives and their transitions after the active dance career. Find information and photos: http://www.maja-langsdorff.de/album/liane.htm

Bewegte Musik - Wie Tanzmedizin den Musiker unterstützt

Lecture in the context of the seminar Music Physiology at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich,
July 17, 2019

Beweglich, geschmeidig, leichtfüßig - Tanzen als Faszientraining

Vortrag im Rahmen der Conference „Faszien 2017 – Klassische Bewegungstherapie trifft moderne Faszienforschung“ an der Medau-Schule Coburg, 9.-11. Juni 2017

Alignment of dancer’s lower extremity

Presentation at the Dance Health Finland Conference "Training tomorrow's dancers",
1-2 June 2016, Helsinki

Ernährung für Tänzer - von der Theorie zur Praxis

Vortrag anlässlich des 13. Kongresses für Tanzmedizin in Dresden, 6.-8. Mai 2016

Tanzmedizin - Quo vadis?

Vortrag anlässlich des 13. Kongresses für Tanzmedizin in Dresden, 6.-8. Mai 2016

Dancing age 40 and beyond

Lecture at the Conference "Beyond ballet why and how",
ArtEZ School of Dance, Arnhem, Holland, 16-18 April 2015

Alignment of the leg and its impact on the dancer's knee

Lecture at the 2015 Dance UK conference "The future - new ideas, new inspiration",
Laban Centre London, 10 - 12 April 2015

More presentations
House view of an old building in which the practice is located.