AZ Dance Medicine Specialists

AZ Dance Medicine Specialists

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Any tips for posterior tibialis tendinitis? For years I was told it was my achilles, but it only ever hurts when I land from a single leg jump. When I mentioned to a pt friend that I have an extremely tender point on the inside of my calf she thought perhaps the doctor misdiagnosed as the symptoms didn’t fully fit and no improvement in years. She doesn’t have a background in dance though so I’d love to hear any thoughts you might have for those of us with a similar situation. Thanks!!

AZ Dance Med ~ DancemED Education ~ Renatrition Health and Wellness

The RIGHT choice for fast, safe Amazing results for amazing performance!

Specialty Clinics
Functional Medicine and Nutrition
Professional Development & Certification

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Photos from AZ Dance Medicine Specialists's post 08/02/2022

NEW ONLINE COURSE!!!

Struggling with improving things like hamstring flexibility, foot point, or back flexibility in your dancers? Getting frustrated because nothing is helping?

Check out our "IT'S NOT WORKING" COURSE BUNDLE!

Featuring: What to do When Stretching Doesn't Work and What to do When Nothing Works

We're sure you're doing everything right. Let us help you cover the common points and areas that often get overlooked and what to do if you find other body areas or systems to be involved in holding back your dancers performance.

More info and instant download at: https://dancemed.org/itsnotworking

07/21/2022

THESE KEEP DANCERS TIGHT AND REDUCE FLEXIBILITY
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How? By changing the tension in the upper next and shoulders which can reduce core stability and cause back or hip tightness, reducing the ability for things like a high arabesque or full splits.

If you FEEL frustrated when dancers don’t progress in strength and flexibility like you think they should and you’ve tried everything you know to help them improve, there’s still room in our DancemED™️ Certification intensive happening in 10 days😊

We dive deeper into how this happens and give tips on exercises to reduce these effects and achieve flexibility goals. We also cover how to resolve other flexibility and technique issues like:

Unlocking right hamstrings
Improving back flexibility
Improving spotting for better turns
And more 🤩

Join us live at our Phoenix clinic or online! July 30-31 or Aug 20-21

Courses include:

What to do When Nothing Works
Understanding Pain in Dance
Determining Return to Dance Readiness
Movement Analysis and Functional Assessment

FAQs:

Replay will be available if you miss a part of the workshop

Attend fully online, live, or half and half

Payment plan available

Completion certificate provided for 10.0 hours

More info and registration at: https://DancemED.org/certlive2022

See you there!

07/19/2022

NAIL BITING 💅 One of my worst habits! Solved with the same system that we use to help our clients improve flexibility when stretching doesn’t work. Listen to my story of how I finally conquered my nail biting. 🤗🤗🤗

07/16/2022

WHO’S EXCITED FOR DANCEMED SUMMER INTENSIVE!

Space is still available to attend live or at our Phoenix clinic or online 😊

DATES:

July 30-31

AUGUST 20-21 will also be available live EN ESPAÑOL!!! (message us for details 😊)

Here’s what you’ll learn:

What to do when exercises and stretching aren’t helping your dancers improve

How to know if a dancer is truly ready to return to dance after an injury

Hidden signs of core weakness and the BEST exercises and tips to improve stability

And more!

INFO AND REGISTRATION:

https://DancemED.org/certlive2022

In Español: https://DancemED.org/certlive2022esp

(links in bio)

07/10/2022

Prepping to teach my own certification, but also taking one! I’ve been a pointe shoe fitter for over 10 years, but as we check more shoes, I quickly knew I needed to get caught up with the more current shoe styles and features. (The Nicolini days are long gone 🤣) So I’m excited to start Pointe Certification! And yes - those are my shoes. I still play ballerina from time to time😊🩰

07/09/2022

It’s summertime! Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water during your summer trainings and vacations! A sprinkle of sea salt and lemon helps the body absorb water better as well 😉 Thanks for the cute pic. Love you! 💕

07/07/2022

Me getting ready for stability demos for DancemED™️ Certification intensive! (Yes - I’ve got some work to do! 🤣)

Join us live at our Phoenix clinic or online! July 30-31 or Aug 20-21

Courses include:

What to do When Nothing Works
Understanding Pain in Dance
Determining Return to Dance Readiness
Movement Analysis and Functional Assessment

FAQs:

Replay will be available if you miss a part of the workshop

Attend fully online, live, or half and half

Payment plan available

Completion certificate provided for 10.0 hours

More info and registration at: https://DancemED.org/certlive2022 (link in bio)

See you there!

06/27/2022

LIVE DEMO FOR IMPROVING HAMSTRING TIGHTNESS AND SPLITS!! Join us for this summer’s DancemED™️ Certification workshops!

Summer DancemED Certification dates are confirmed! Attend live in Phoenix or online via zoom!

July 30-31 OR Aug 20-21
9am-2pm PST

Here’s some of what we will be covering:

Hidden signs of core weakness
Quick and easy assessments
Understanding and assessing pain
What to do when exercises don’t work
And more!

Space will be limited for the live sessions.

Check out https://DancemED.org/certlive2022 for more info (link in bio)

See you soon!

06/14/2022

We love our swag from 💜⭐️

Check out their podcast, Making The Impact (episode 86), to hear our perspective on injury prevention!

06/06/2022

Summer DancemED Certification dates are confirmed! Attend live in Phoenix or online via zoom! Space will be limited for the live sessions. See you soon!

06/04/2022

Mark your calendars! DancemED™️ Certification workshops for the summer will be held July 30-31 and Aug 20-21. Attend live at our headquarters in Phoenix or online! It’s our first live workshop offering since Covid so we can’t wait to see your faces! Details coming soon but DM us for more info in the meantime. 😊

05/25/2022

DANCE DAYS AND MEMORIAL DAY SALE THROUGH MONDAY!💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾

Enjoy savings off all our online offerings in honor of National Tap Dance Day and Memorial Day!

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NO CODE NEEDED FOR SALE PRICE!

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DancemED Cerification online self-paced program for dance conditioning and wellness

When Stretching DOESN’T Work

Talking About Nutrition WITHOUT Talking About Food

NuBody Conditioning Programs - improving foot point, arabesque, splits, and more

Visit https://dancemed.org for more info and to enroll (link in IG bio)

05/25/2022

When your video editor tries to be cute with your blooper video🤣🤣🤣 Exercise videos are just one part of our awesome DanceMedMobile app launching next week! Learn more at https://azdancemed.com/app (link in IG bio)

05/24/2022

Our clients are the best! Homemade cupcakes with homemade icing! Thanks

05/22/2022

WHAT’S THIS??? 🤗🤗🤗 We’re putting the finishing touches on the symptom checker that’s going into our new DanceMed mobile app!

Launches June 1!

We’re sooo excited to be able to create and offer a resource for dance educators to use on site for info and tips to help their dancers perform their best!

Over 40 exercise demo videos

Assessment videos

Symptom checklists

Breakdown of common injuries and conditions

Discounts and freebies for subscribers

And so much more!

Check out azdancemed.com/app😊 (link in IG bio)

05/20/2022

Concussions in dance happen all the time. I consider anything harder than a hand slap to the head sufficient for concussion care. Yes - that’s a craft needle. I can’t remember if it’s for knitting or crochet.

What am I doing with it? Resetting eye muscle tension after a concussion. What is she getting? She’s getting instant reduction in eye sensitivity.
👀👀👀

Been getting a few more clients for concussion care lately.

Here’s what I have found regarding concussions:

Symptoms don’t really resolve with rest. The body creates a compensation to keep you going and your lifestyle changes to avoid worsening of symptoms. So the result may seem like you’re feeling better, but that may not be the case.

Here’s what we have found to be effective in a quick and effective recovery plan for concussions:

1️⃣ Releasing tension of specific eye muscle while strengthening the weak ones (yes, we can figure out which ones are weak and which are tense)

2️⃣ Hands on work to improve blood and fluid flow in and out of the head to reduce inflammation and promote healing

3️⃣ Hands on work to reduce tension to the vagus nerve which controls stress and inflammation

4️⃣ Nutritional support to rebuild damaged vessels and reduce inflammation

5️⃣ Stabilization of the neck and upper back muscle for proper head support

Faster and more complete recovery following head trauma is POSSIBLE, even if you’re still struggling with symptoms months or years after your accident.

Your body ALWAYS wants to heal and feel better. It will NEVER ignore a solution that will help it.

If you’re still struggling with any symptoms or lack of function after concussion or head trauma, message us and let’s chat about a path to feeling better. 😊

05/17/2022

APP DROPS IN 2 WEEKS! Check out what’s included at azdancemed.com/app. We’re sooo excited to offer this awesome resource for dance educators! More than just exercises. Injury management tips, case examples to help with your dancers, quick assessment videos and more!

05/11/2022

So happy when past clients come through! I have deep love for this one who came through this past weekend. Love you .love._ ❤️❤️❤️❤️

05/04/2022
04/30/2022

INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY SALE CONTINUES THROUGH MONDAY!
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Save on your favorite online courses:

DancemED Certification

When Stretching DOESN’T Work

Talking About Nutrition WITHOUT Talking About Food

NuBody Dance Conditioning Series

Visit https://DancemED.org for more course info

04/29/2022

When you’re petite, you can do this on the table 🤣

03/25/2022

Best client feedback ever! We’re passionate about helping all of our clients. Especially when they feel like they’re out of options. If you’ve ever wondered if AZDM is right for you, take it from Cindy.

03/23/2022

We have new AZDM team members! Meet Noelle and Pauline! We love them! 💕

03/14/2022

Got this message today from a client I’ve been working with for the last few months.

We are focusing on overcoming anxiety.

This message covers so many things that filled my heart with joy!

1️⃣ I love nearly every single one of my clients dearly. You can’t help people rise from their lowest lows without compassion and love. And I’m glad they love me back.

2️⃣ Showing appreciation makes everyone feel great. The sender feels grateful for what they’ve received and the recipient feels grateful that what they’ve given is making a difference in someone’s life.

3️⃣ Feeling “normal” is a goal for many Renatrition clients. The odd part is that they’ve sometimes become so used to their pain or suffering that it establishes a new normal for them. Sometimes they don’t believe that a better feeling life is possible for them. When they do and start to take steps to achieving it, sometimes the relief seems too good to be true, especially in the beginning. It’s wonderful to see them starting to see the healing potential of their work as a Renatrition client.

This client is working through anxiety that affected them at work and with family and friends. We haven’t even gotten into the mindset coaching part of the program. Their progress so far is from the work we are doing to stabilize immune and digestive health. Although more studies and info is coming out on the importance of gut health for mental health, it connections between the digestive and immune system has always been a HUGE part of our practice as it releats to clients finding relief from mental health symptoms including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD/ADD, and much more.

Messages truly keep me going, searching for better solutions to help more people feel better than they’ve ever felt. 😊💕

03/09/2022

Shoutout to the best work partner anyone could ask for on International Women’s Day! 💕

03/01/2022

Posted • Making it our mission to breakdown rare diseases, find their root causes, and build your life back by paying deeper attention to the clues that are hidden in plain sight and some of the not so obvious clues that we’ve worked hard to figure out in terms of how they affect you. We can’t wait to help more clients manage and overcome any disease or condition, but especially the rare ones that leave clients searching for answers.

02/26/2022

Love seeing my kids ! Even if it’s virtually this year! 💕💕💕

02/12/2022

If you’re looking for the magic potion to increase your flexibility or strength it does exist. This is it. IYKYK. 🤣🤣🤣

02/11/2022

IYKYK.

02/07/2022

Safe travels to this dancer who came all the way from Texas to spend a week working in our clinic!

After months of persistent ankle pain that was not resolving with rest in a boot, traditional PT, or medications, we were able to discover a bacterial infection slowing down fluid flow and a clogged liver pulling on the right leg, putting increased force through the ankle and causing the pain.

Her first flush resulted in immediate reduction in her pain, so we know we’re on the right track. She has a solid plan as she returns home to continue cleaning the system and we will guide her with support of local help until she’s back in the studio doing what she loves.

If you feel like you’ve been in pain for so long and don’t see a way out, know that a solution is still possible. It just may not be where you think it is.

What the number one way to tell of another system may be contributing to your pain? EXERCISES AREN’T HELPING. It’s likely not the “wrong” exercise, bad positioning, or not enough exercises. The body never hesitates to heal when you give it the right solution.

Our Story

About Dr. Alexis and how AZDM got started:

“I attended PT school in New York from 2005-2008, volunteering with physical therapists who worked with professional dance companies all three years as well as PTs who performed research on movement and injury incidence in dancers, including the PT teams at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center and Harkness Center for Dance Injuries. I started ANS Fitness and Physical Therapy in 2014 as a way to accept payment when dance moms would ask me to look at their kids’ injuries while I was teaching…legally. Then they started asking me to work with their kids privately, at the studio or at home. Since I worked at multiple studios this caused me to travel around the metro Phoenix area, working with tons of dancers.

By 2016, there were too many clients for me to continue making house/studio calls, so I got a small treatment space of about 150 sqft in central Phoenix. In 2017, the building my space was in caught on fire…twice. So I moved to a 250 sqft space in February 2018 in east Phoenix. Client demand continued to grow and in October 2018 we moved into a 550 sqft space.

Then teachers started reaching out to me looking for the best exercises for dancers or advice about guiding an injured dancer through recovery. So I started creating training and consulting for them, combining my knowledge of dance instruction (I’m a dance teacher too, don’t think I mentioned that.) with my body and movement knowledge as a physical therapist.

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@renatrition NAIL BITING 💅 One of my worst habits! Solved with the same system that we use to help our clients improve f...
WHO’S EXCITED FOR DANCEMED SUMMER INTENSIVE! Space is still available to attend live or at our Phoenix clinic or online ...
Prepping to teach my own certification, but also taking one!  I’ve been a pointe shoe fitter for over 10 years, but as w...
Me getting ready for stability demos for DancemED™️ Certification intensive! (Yes - I’ve got some work to do! 🤣) Join us...
We love our swag from @impactdanceadjudicators 💜⭐️Check out their podcast, Making The Impact (episode 86), to hear our p...
Summer DancemED Certification dates are confirmed! Attend live in Phoenix or online via zoom! Space will be limited for ...
Mark your calendars! DancemED™️ Certification workshops for the summer will be held July 30-31 and Aug 20-21.  Attend li...
When your video editor tries to be cute with your blooper video🤣🤣🤣  Exercise videos are just one part of our awesome Dan...
Our clients are the best! Homemade cupcakes with homemade icing! Thanks @heathrackham
WHAT’S THIS??? 🤗🤗🤗 We’re putting the finishing touches on the symptom checker that’s going into our new DanceMed mobile ...
APP DROPS IN 2 WEEKS!  Check out what’s included at azdancemed.com/app. We’re sooo excited to offer this awesome resourc...
INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY SALE CONTINUES THROUGH MONDAY!🤗🤗🤗🤗Save on your favorite online courses:DancemED CertificationWhe...

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