Dance medicine in practice

by Dr. Liane Simmel
Anatomy, Injury Prevention, Training
Dance Medicine in Practice is the complete physical textbook for dance, written specifically to help dancers understand the anatomy, function and care of their bodies.

Recommended by star choreographer William Forsythe

This book presents the most important aspects of dance medicine in an easily understandable and clearly illustrated manner. It is the first of its kind to especially address dancers, dance teachers, and choreographers of all styles. An abundance of photos and many practical tips and exercises help to make the theory usable for the dancer’s daily life. The subjects in the book include: a journey through the anatomy of the body, typical strains and overwork, directions for analysing your own situation, prevention of injuries, growth and nutrition, first aid in the studio, how to deal with stress, regeneration, and planning of training.

“This book is accessible, “user-friendly and dance specific… written by someone with a strong background in dance and an advanced knowledge of anatomy - this partnership of practical and theoretical dance knowledge is extremely important.” Emma Redding, PhD, Head of Dance Science, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, UK

"Comprehensive, well-designed, placing value on progressive pedagogical thinking in dance education, and its language and organization communicate a holistic approach to the health and longevity of dancers’ dancing.” Donna Davenport, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, USA.

Routledge, 264 pages, 250 anatomical drawings and photos 1. edition 2014
Paperback: £29.99 / EUR 29.10 / $45.55
Hardback: £80.00
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