Strong Bodies, Strong Minds, Strong Hearts
Our health is at the core of what we do, both inside and out.
“Dancers are the athletes of God” ~Albert Einstein
…but what happens if we get injured?
The following is a compilation of professionals who help keep us performing at our peak. This list is for informational purposes and is not a complete directory of qualified providers. Inclusion does not constitute an endorsement or guarantee of services.
Featured Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Board-certified specialty trained physicians in a comprehensive orthopedic and sports medicine practice. Forte has extensive experience in dance medicine and provides medical services for the Indianapolis Ballet and Dance Kaleidoscope, as well as many local dance studios.
Physical therapist/athletic trainer for Butler University’s Dance Department and dancers of all styles and ages. She has experience from professional to student, and ballet to breakin’.
Location: 404 E Washington Street, Suite B, 46204
Phone: (317) 963-2630
Location: 201 S Delaware St. Suite 500
Phone: (317) 415-5795
Location: 201 Pennsylvania Pkwy. Suite 100
Phone: (317) 817-1200
Phone: (317) 569-2513
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
362 W. 15th St, Suite 3800
Location: 9135 Harrison Park Ct.
Phone: (734) 771-5226
Location: 1801 N Senate Blvd. Suite 1438
Phone: (317) 962-5554
Location: 1201 W Alto Rd Suite 21, Kokomo, IN 46902
Phone: (765) 398-4030
Location: 6905 E 96th St. Suite 600
Phone: (317) 577-1990
Location: 8770 Guion Rd
Phone: (317) 388-8755
Phone: (317) 817-1200
Location: 1315 W 86th St.
Phone: (317) 661-3478
Location: 10967 Allisonville Rd. Suite 220
Phone: (317) 842-1188
Mental Health, Counselors
Pilates (for dancers)
Pilates is a popular system of exercise, used by dancers to improve strength, cross-train and rehab injuries. The following are Pilates instructors intimately familiar with dance and its specific physical demands.
Nutrition and Eating Disorders Information
Registered Dietician (RD)
A dietitian is a licensed professional with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the field who can diagnose eating disorders and prescribe diets to manage medical conditions. Dietitians can also provide nutritional counseling to achieve health or weight goals.
A person who provides nutritional advice to accomplish health or weight goals. The title nutritionist does not have the same educational and credentialing requirements as that of a dietitian. A Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) has completed an advanced degree in the field, supervised practice experience, and board certification.
Phone: (317) 295-0608
Location: 1001 W 10th St.
Phone: (317) 630-7287
Former professional dancer, now a dietician and author.
Apple Podcast: Nutrition for Dancers with The Dance Nutritionist®
Location: Atlanta, GA
Phone: (612) 255-4222
Online Information Resources
IADMS brings together teachers, dancers, researchers, and providers to further dance medicine and wellness. The organization maintains a website with a searchable directory of providers and informational publications for dance medicine providers, teachers and dancers.
Online Provider Networks
The following are collaborative networks of dance medicine specialists with a web and social media presence. They feature an online searchable directory of providers (physicians, physical therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, yoga and Pilates teachers, pointe shoe fitters) nationwide. Membership for providers is a paid subscription.