These tips from CHKD’s sports medicine experts can help:

  • Always perform a proper warm up and cool down.
  • Wear proper fitting dance shoes.
  • Be mindful of your technique and avoid pushing beyond your skill level.
  • Don’t ignore early symptoms of injury and never dance “through the pain.”
  • Drink plenty of water.

When injuries do occur, seek medical attention immediately. CHKD offers sports medicine physicians, surgeons and physical therapists who specialize in helping young dancers train properly and recover safely from injury ensuring a successful return to dance.