On Sunday September 13th 2015, the Skidmore Dance Department offered it’s first Dancer Wellness Screening led by Sarah DiPasquale PT, DPT in collaboration with the Dancer Wellness Project and Sage Graduate School Physical Therapy Department. During this 1st annual event, 24 Skidmore dancers were tested for the strength, flexibility, balance, and aerobic capacity necessary to dance safely and efficiently. Teams of dancers and physical therapy students collected the measurements together to engage in an interdisciplinary learning process.
Following the screen, dancers were able to access their results using the Dancer Wellness Project. They also had a chance to meet individually with a licensed physical therapist to review their results create an individualized exercise plan based on their findings.
Visit the Dancer Wellness Project at http://www.dancerwellnessproject.com/
Visit the Sage Graduate School PT department at http://www.sage.edu/academics/health-sciences/programs/dpt/
Photos by Stephanie Hon, Class of 2016