Joint Effort is proud to offer Dance and Performing Arts Rehab to the Charleston area! Led by dancer and physical therapist, GIna Aicardi, our program incorporates dance-specific physical therapy, injury prevention, and Postural Restoration to help you get back on the stage as fast as possible!
Dance-Specific Physical Therapy
Gina Aicardi is a certified Performing Arts Rehab Specialist. She has a strong passion for working with dancers, gymnasts, and cheerleaders! Our dance rehab program incorporates Postural Restoration, dry needling, and dance-specific activities to help get you back quickly.
Common dance-related injuries we see are
Low back pain
Hip flexor pain
We are in-network with some insurances and services may be covered by your HSA.
Looking to be a stronger dancer? Our DanceSTRONG wellness program incorporates core strengthening, balance, and flexibility in a small group or one on one setting. We tailor this program to strengthen commonly weak areas and stretch overused ones to help improve overall biomechanical balance.
DanceSTRONG is appropriate for ages 12 and up. Classes are 45 minutes long and have a maximum of 5 participants per class.
Group Session (45 minutes, 5 participant max): $25
4 Session Group Package: $85
One-on-one Wellness session (45 minutes): $85
Workshops and screenings
We offer FREE on-site workshops and screenings geared towards your students! We offer the following programs:
Injury Prevention Workshops
This 30ish minute session involves us talking with your students as a group and discussing injury preventions. We teach 1-2 core strength activities and discuss some warning signs for possible injury or problems. Workshops can be tailored to dancers, cheerleaders, and gymnasts.
Injury Prevention Screenings
We perform one-on-one injury screenings to your students using research-based dance specific tests and measures. We then develop an overall injury risk assessment and discuss plans and options for improving risk. We can usually see about 15 students per hour. Screenings can be tailored to dancers, cheerleaders and gymnasts.
Point Readiness Screenings
Using research based test and measures, we will screen your students that are visibly ready for Pointe to verify that they have the ankle stability, ROM, and core strength to achieve this next level. We can also give activities to help improve any skills lacking.