Southside Physio understands that the needs of dancers and performers are unique. At our Woden clinic, Michael Bellantonio has over 15 years experience working with dancers in all dance styles. Michael has done extensive training and works closely with dance schools in Canberra to allow for the best possible recovery from injury and also in the prevention of injuries.
He is able to manage a variety of dance injuries, including but not limited to foot, ankle and hip injuries,. All of our physiotherapists are able to assist with injury assessment, treatment and prevention, and if they feel you require further dance specific input, they can refer you to Michael for further management if required.
Michael is also able to offer pre pointe assessments and other dance screening assessments.
Michael has also been a contributor to Dancetrain magazine, having written articles about the importance of building rapport between a dancer and their physiotherapist, and how to understand and learn from pain in dancing. You can bring your own copy in with you and he'll happily sign it for you! There are also copies of the magazines in our waiting room so make sure you have extra time to have a read!