Pain and Perfection in Ballet Dancers, Part II

mary-helen-bowers-3Professional ballet dancers train their bodies for high performance aerobic endurance, muscular strength, and good joint stability. But, they risk significant musculoskeletal injury from the demands of training and performance.

Mary Helen Bowers, acclaimed ballerina who trained Natalie Portman for her Academy Award winning role in Black Swan shares how she overcame her own injuries to create an innovative fitness program called, Ballet BeautifulDr. Peter Lavine, orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports & performing arts medicine, and President-Elect of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science provides expert guidance on preventing and treating both pain and injury in ballet dancers.


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