Episode 9: Osteopathic Medicine for Dancers

What is osteopathic medicine? What can doctors of osteopathy offer dancers that other health care professionals cannot? Tune in to this episode to listen to Asad Siddiqi DO, FAAPMR, CAQSM answer these questions and discuss his research in dance medicine. Get in touch with Dr. Siddiqi by visiting: http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/rehab/profile/arsiddiqi Host: Marissa Schaeffer DanceWell Founders: Ellie …

Episode 6: Hypermobility, A Quest for Stability

In many forms of dance, joints that move through a large range of motion are admired and adored by dancers, choreographers, teachers, and audiences alike. However, extreme mobility comes with challenges that are not always recognized or appreciated. In Episode 6, Jessica Lassiter, DPT, discusses hypermobility. She explains what it is, why it can lead …

Episode 5: Pilates for Dancers

How does pilates help improve a dancer's technical performance? What makes pilates a unique choice for dancers? Join us on this episode as DanceWell Podcast's co-host and co-founder, Ellie Kusner, talks about how pilates can benefit dancers of all ages. Get in touch with Ellie by emailing her at elliekusner@gmail.com or visit her website at www.elliekusner.com Host: Marissa …

Episode 2: What’s a Success Coach and Wellness Mentor?

After a successful career as a ballet dancer, Elizabeth Sullivan now helps other dancers achieve their goals—without stepping foot in the studio. She teaches dancers to breakdown goals, be aware of their feelings, and advocate for their needs. Learn how Elizabeth helps improve the performance and wellbeing of dancers, while they sit on the couch …

Episode 1: Nutrition for Young Competitive Dancers with Hali Bekofsky

On this episode, we interview Hali Bekofsky who is at the same time a dancer, dance teacher, yoga instructor, nutritionist, and competition judge. On 'Nutrition for Young Competition Dancers,' Hali talks about her work with competition dancers aged 5- 17, their relentless schedules, hurdles to healthy eating, how poor eating habits can contribute to injury …