Dance Program

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    KORT has been the official provider for the Louisville Ballet Company for over 15 years. In addition, KORT provides annual pre-season injury screenings and mid-season pre-pointe evaluations for the Louisville Ballet School. KORT also provides educational and injury prevention services to local dance studios. The Performing Arts Team treats dancers of any genre, including ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical/contemporary, ballroom, dance team, and cheerleading. For more information about services offered by KORT, call us at (800) 645-KORT.

    What services does the KORT Performing Arts Team provide?

    Dance Medicine

    Evidence-based evaluation and treatment with rehabilitation tailored to the specific needs of a dancer

    • Low back pain
    • Snapping hip syndrome
    • IT band syndrome
    • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
    • Sprains (ankle, knee, etc)
    • Strains (hamstring, quadriceps, hip flexor, etc)
    • Tendinitis (patellar, Achilles, etc)
    • Stress fractures
    • Overuse injuries

    Injury Prevention Seminars

    Topics include (but not limited to):

    • Proper stretching and increasing flexibility
    • Warm-up and cool down techniques
    • Strengthening programs specific to dancers
    • How to prepare for pointe work
    • Performance enhancement, such as improving jumps and turns

    Pre-pointe evaluations

    Evidence-based assessment to determine readiness to begin pointe work with individualized recommendations.

    Injury Screenings

    • Standardized screenings for current or potential injuries
    • Individualized exercise program