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Ballet Dancers

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The specialized team from CHPT, now Wellness 360 understands the needs and requirements of performing artists. During treatment for a Performance-Related Musculoskeletal Disorder, we provide strategies to prevent further strains, sprains or overuse so that you can return to optimal performance as soon as possible.  Often times, after physical therapy intervention, you will find yourself performing with greater ease and less fatigue, what we refer to as performance enhancement.  We work closely with each dancer, knowing their unique issues and using an approach much different than those used in sports medicine. That’s because our therapists all have training in dance or dance medicine and can speak in terms of demi plié and port de bras instead of squats and arm lifts!

We work extensively with students, professionals, recreational musicians and dancers, as well as their teachers. Dancers from Rochester City Ballet, Garth Fagan Dance, FuturPointe Dance, Park Avenue Dance, and other Rochester-based companies come to us when they need skilled physical therapy. 

Musicians also benefit from our performing arts backgrounds. We treat teachers as well as students from area public and private schools, including Hochstein Music School and the Eastman School of Music. Professionals from the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and chamber groups are also included in our list of patients.

Who We Treat

Types of Performing Arts Treatment

Manual Therapy

  • Soft Tissue Mobilizations

  • Joint Mobilizations

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage

  • Myofascial Release

  • Muscle Energy Technique 


  • Progressive Resistance Exercises

  • Technique Correction

  • Pilates Reformer/Mat

  • Core stabilization

  • Hip and Ankle Strengthening to prepare for pointe work

  •  Functional Movement Screen (FMS)


  • Ultrasound

  • Low-Level Laser Therapy (Cold Laser)

  • Iontophoresis

  • Phonophoresis

  • EMG Biofeedback

  • Electric Stimulation

Additional Performing Arts Services

Backstage and pre-performance physical therapy support for performing arts organizations

Our therapists can be found treating dancers backstage at Rochester City Ballet's annual The Nutcracker and spring performances, and RCSD School of the Arts hires us to treat and educate their students during rehearsal week and performances of their annual Dance Concert. We have treated cast members of national touring shows at Rochester's Auditorium Theater and at Geva Theatre Center. 

Dancer Wellness and Injury Prevention Workshops

 Wellness 360 offers workshops on injury prevention and performance enhancement for area dance and music teachers and their students. Our therapists teach workshops at Garth Fagan Dance Summer Movement Institute, Nazareth College, and U of R Dance Festivals. We have created Dancer Wellness Workshops, which we have presented to teachers, as well as in-studio workshops for local dance teachers and their students. For musicians, our staff (previous CHPT) presented similar material at the University of Rochester's Day of Brass and International Viola Conference held at Eastman School of Music and for studio classes.

Recommended Physical Therapist with Stage Call

Stage Call is a service provided to area theatrical organizations. We have worked with cast members from Geva Theatre Center, touring shows at the Auditorium Center including The Phantom of the Opera presented by Rochester Broadway Theatre League, and shows at the Blue Cross Arena. In addition, we provide backstage services to Rochester City Ballet at their annual performances of The Nutcracker and their spring performances. 

For information on hosting a workshop for your students or colleagues, contact us by calling 585-482-5060.

How to Schedule an Appointment

Do you accept insurance?

Yes, Wellness 360 does accept most insurance plans.

Wellness 360 does an initial verification of your insurance benefits as a courtesy to you, however it is your responsibility to monitor your benefits and provide accurate and up to date insurance information.

Do I need a script from my Medical Doctor?  

No, in most cases, you do not need a script from your doctor to set up your initial evaluation for PT. In NY, you are allowed ten visits or up to 1 month of PT visits without a script. This is called Direct Access. We will be in direct communication with your doctor about your treatments. In some cases, you will need a script. Please call 585-259-0782 to find out if you can participate in Direct Access.  

How do I schedule? 

You can schedule in 3 easy ways! 

Give us a call at 585-259-0782 (Webster)

Or 585-482-5060 (University Ave)

Email us at

Fill out our contact form.

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