1. The beginning - fostering dancer's mental awareness; 2. The cervical spine; 3. The thoracic spine; 4. The lung, the heart and dance; 5. The importance of diet; 6. The low back or lumbar spine; 7. The hip; 8. The knee; 9. The ankle; 10. The foot; 11. The toes; 12. Optimizing performance for a lifetime: I want to dance forever; Dancer Resources, Index.
Judith R. Peterson, MD, was attending physician for ten years to the Pennsylvania Ballet, treating many professional dancers and dance students at all stages of dance training. A member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the American Medical Association, she currently serves on the clinical medical faculty of The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine.
"An accessible, practical, and comprehensive approach to understanding dance medicine science for the ballet dancer. A compact, quick reference for young dancers, it can easily fit into their dance bags." "Journal of Dance Education "(July 2012)" "In straightforward language and personable style, this book is meant to be a guide to the realities of dance and how to navigate them. Excellent at summarizing current work and presenting further resources. "Dance Medicine" serves as a good introductory reference text." "Journal of Dance Medicine" (November 2012)"