presented by Sheyi Ojofeitimi
Financial - Sheyi Ojofeitimi receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. She is a consultant to the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Sheyi Ojofeitimi, PT, DPT, OCS, CFMT, CIDN
Dr. Sheyi Ojofeitimi received her Bachelor's degree from Fordham University, Master's degree from West Virginia University, and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Alabama State University. She is a Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT), Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), and a graduate of the Dr. Linda Joy Lee International Connect Therapy Series, and is also trained in…Read full bio
1. Introduction to Horton Technique
This chapter will review the history, vocabulary, and basic movements of the Horton technique, all of which are essential to understand when treating dancers who study this technique.
2. Body Mechanics: Comparison of Optimal vs. Non-Optimal Technique and Resulting Injuries
Comparisons of "optimal" technique as demonstrated by advanced Horton dancers to technique "errors" seen in beginner dancers will be used to illustrate common stressors. Complaints and injuries due to these technique errors will be discussed.
3. Injury Prevention and Treatment Strategies
Dance may look effortless, but it requires strength, endurance, and extreme flexibility. It also comes with high rates of injury. Overuse injuries, with mild to moderate severity, are the most common type, while technical errors are the most common cause of injuries in this population. Prevention is found to be most effective through holistic approaches, ideally involving screening, education, and technique correction, improving strength and flexibility and correcting postural faults. This chapter will address injury prevention and treatment strategies, including technique correction/retraining, strengthening, flexibility, and mobilization exercises for the dancer.