Make an appointment to visit our new
Dance Injury Triage Center!
Professor Sarah DiPasquale DPT is a licensed physical therapist and will hold office hours each week to screen dance injuries or discuss any health/wellness questions that you may have.
During your screening session you can expect a discussion about how your injury occurred, a brief physical screen to assess the injury, and a collaborative discussion about your next course of action. Many dance injuries are treated easily with heat, ice, and movement modifications (EX: no jumping) while other injuries may require outside medical assessment. All communication during your triage session is confidential and cannot be shared with other members of the department unless you sign a waiver to do so.
To make an appointment please follow the link below.
If you would like more than a 15 min session, please sign up for 2 consecutive appointments.
Fall Triage Hours:
M/W 9:00am – 11:00am
T/TH 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Office 228 Sports Center
(follow signs for the Dance Offices)
Dancer Wellness Screening
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