The Healthy Dancers’ Clinic
We are always looking for new PT’s and physicians, and would love to collaborate with LICENSED nurses, nutritionists and mental health professionals. A great way to start your involvement is to come to a Monday night meeting at ODC. We normally meet the first Monday night of the month for guest speakers and journal club. Email Kendall@odcdance.org and you will be put on the list! The best way to start is to come to some meetings and then shadow someone already running a clinic. Some clinical volunteers staff weekly clinics, some biweekly. Other volunteers/contributors may give presentations to the membership at the Monday Night Meeting. We have had lectures from sports med docs, acupuncturists, foot and ankle surgeons, done anatomy labs at UCSF (thank you Dr. Coughlin), and are always looking forward to learning from those who would like to volunteer their expertise, even if they are unable to staff a clinic. This is a great way for us to keep up on the latest literature and information on the field of dance medicine and issues affecting dancers.
If you are a licensed PT, MD, DO, NP, nutritionist, or mental health professional specializing in orthopedics and dance medicine, and would like to volunteer to assist the dance community, we would love to have you.
What we do: We have open clinic times dancers can sign up for online, and we provide advice on injury and health management. We are not a treatment based clinic, but will advise on course of care and referrals out.
What if I’m not a licensed medical professional and I would like to help? We have often had the assistance of medical and physical therapy students, acupuncturists, and Pilates instructors. As we are a free advice based clinic, we are unable to provide direct treatment. We may provide advice on exercise and injury management and are stocked with theraband, ace wraps, tape, etc.
What if I have an idea of another way I can help? WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR IT! At this time we welcome SELF STARTERS. If you have an idea, come to a Monday night meeting and talk to us!
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