Handstands are a foundational skill that lead to many different acro skills and floor work. However, improper technique can lead to difficulty performing the skills, and even overuse injuries. Many dancers and dance teachers don't know where to turn when a common, repetitive dance skill turns into a pain trigger. This free workshop will help you with that!
As a physical therapist, this is something that I see very often clinically. In this workshop, you'll learn about the requirements of a handstand, how to assess your handstand mobility, and exercises to work on your deficits.
Everything you need to know to master your handstands.
CAUSE OF PAIN
This workshop will provide a basic overview the anatomy of a handstand.
Learn how muscular imbalances and mobility deficits in a handstand can cause pain and potential injury.
Learn how to assess yourself for the mobility that a handstand requires.
STABILITY AND MOBILITY EXERCISES
Learn and practice exercises that will work on your mobility deficits, as well as the core and shoulder stability that is required to correctly and efficiently perform a handstand.
Meet Your Coach
Mary Beth is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who has specialized in treating youth athletes and dancers. Mary Beth received her Bachelors in Kinesiology from LSU and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from LSUHSC-Shreveport. In 2018, she completed a physical therapy orthopedic residency program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and became a board-certified specialist in orthopedic physical therapy in 2019. She has experience treating youth, adolescent, and adult recreational, competitive, and professional athletes, and has treated on dance tours including So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars. She is a member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, has given numerous local and national lectures on treating dancers, and has a special interest in injury risk management of the dancer.