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Foot and ankle injuries are experienced both by dancers and the general population, with this small but complex area under constant load.


Practice principal, Caroline da Silva, practised many years of ballet and has extensive hands-on experience in the treatment of a range of foot injuries, dysfunction and limitation through conservative interventions, prescriptive exercise and/or referral to other qualified professionals where required.



Foot, Ankle and Dance Physiotherapy

Foot and Ankle Physiotherapy

Foot and ankle injuries and stiffness can affect how other areas of the body function. A skilled assessment of the foot and ankle can help how you move overall and how the body is loaded.

If you had an operation or have noted that your foot and/or ankle is sore and/or feeling stiff, our physiotherapists are skilled to provide a thorough assessment and treatment of this area and the implications for the rest of the body.

Injury Rehabilitation

  • Pain management

  • Movement retraining and efficiency

  • Safe and supervised exercise setting

Pre-Operative Assessments

  • Assessment of pre-operative function and range for comparative and rehabilitative benchmarks

Post-Operative Rehabilitation

  • Post-operative foot and ankle rehabilitation

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Dance Physiotherapy

Dance physiotherapy refers to the management and prevention of dance-related injuries. Dance physiotherapists have knowledge, interest and an understanding of both dance and dancers. 

At Eric St Physiotherapy, we understand that dancers are hardworking, dedicated artists and athletes. We offer a range of services to assist in the management and prevention of dance injuries, as well as professional assistance for dancers' development.  


These include:

  • Pre-pointe assessments

  • Dance screenings

  • Injury prevention program

  • Treatment and rehab of dance injuries

  • Pilates for dancers

  • Dancer development holiday programs

  • Technique enhancement (turnout, flexibility and strength)


Our practice principal, Caroline da Silva, has a particular interest and experience in dance and dancers and can offer a professional and experienced opinion on dance matters.

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