Dance Medicine and Injury Prevention Program

Dance Medicine Program

The Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Dance Medicine Program is devoted to providing comprehensive medical and performance based care to dancers.

Our team consists of orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists and athletic trainers. We strive to improve and maintain the health and wellbeing of the dancer through evidence based injury prevention and performance enhancing screenings, evaluations and training.

Conditions We Treat

Dance Injury Prevention Screening 

A comprehensive biomechanical motion analysis and physical evaluation of a dancer’s risk of injury. Designed to identify areas needing improvement to reduce the risk of injury and enhance performance.
  • Team/Studio Screening: Includes a 30-minute motion analysis and physical screening with individual injury risk profile. Screening provided at school or dance studio. $50.00 per dancer
  • Individual Screening: Includes a 60-minute motion analysis and physical assessment with individualized results summary and training recommendation package, provided at select Nicklaus Children’s Outpatient Centers. $130.00 per dancer

Pointe Readiness Screening

A physical screening designed to determine if the dancer has adequate strength, balance and range of motion to safely begin pointe.
  • Includes a 15-minute screening with personalized recommendations for pointe preparation. Screening provided at school, studio or at one of Nicklaus Children’s Outpatient Centers. $25.00 per dancer
 

teenage dancers training

Dance Injury Prevention Training

A training program designed to improve strength, range of motion, balance and neuromuscular control to enhance performance and reduce the risk of dance related injuries. Ideal for teams and individual athletes.

Team/Studio Training

60-minute training sessions provided at a studio or school (minimum of six dancers and maximum of 25 per training group).
Group Training Packages
  • 6-session package: $120 / per athlete
  • 8-session package: $160 / per athlete
  • 12-session package: $240 / per athlete

Individual Training

30 and 60-minute training sessions available, provided at one of Nicklaus Children’s Outpatient Centers.
  • 30-minute sessions: $35 / each
  • 60-minute sessions: $70 / each

Small Group Training

A 6-week program offered at the Pinecrest Sports Health Center. 
  • 6-sessions package: $90 
  • 12-session package: $145

Athletic Training Services

Licensed athletic trainers available for school year or event coverage. Proposals available upon request.
Contact Sports Health
 855-NCH-SPRT
(855-624-7778)

ballerina's feet in pointe

Service Locations

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Main Campus
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155

Nicklaus Children's Nirvair Chowdhury Midtown Center
3915 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33137

Nicklaus Children's Palmetto Bay Outpatient Center
17615 SW 97 Avenue
(Franjo Road)
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157

Nicklaus Children's Sports Health Center
11521 South Dixie Highway
2nd Floor
Pinecrest, FL 33156

Nicklaus Children's West Kendall Outpatient Center
13400 SW 120th Street
Suite 100
Miami, FL 33186

Ranked Among the Best Children's Hospitals for Orthopedics by U.S News & World Report
Official First-Aid and Athletic Training Provider of the Junior Orange Bowl
Official First-Aid and Athletic Training Provider of the Junior Orange Bowl since 1997.