URBAN DANCE HEALTH: Know-how about health, training and treatment for the urban dancer

The body of urban dancers handle hard and repetitive impact, which can cause innumerous injuries and shorten promising careers. Urban Dance Health shares knowledge about health, training and treatment focused on their specific needs. The platform offer blog posts, tutorials and videos, as well as workshops and physiotherapy check-ups at Breaking and Hip Hop events.

SERVICE

THERAPY

If you are injured or want to prevent getting injured, physiotherapeutic treatment can be provided. Through anamnesis and physical testing problem making muscles are identified and through a breaking-specific movement analyse the injury-proned movement pattern will be discovered. After been treaten and prepared with some individual execises for self-treatment and rehabilitation/prevention, a long fulfilling dance career with low risks of injuries and a higher performance should be given.

WORKSHOP

The Urban Dance Health Workshop is an interactive workshop designed to educate urban dancers on the fundamentals of dance medicine, high performance training and specific knowledge on injury prevention. The focus is set on training structure, physical fitness and self-help therapy. A multiplicity of exercises about resistance and stabilization training, as well as stretching and treatment techniques will be taught. Information is based on the latest research from dance and sport science.

HEALTH CHECK-UP

At Breaking and Hip Hop events urban dancers can obtain physiotherapeutic care. The Urban Dance Health team provides health-based assessment, advice and treatment for the competition participants. The urban dancers are treated individually depending on their symptoms and causes. To have a long term effect on the dancer’s health, he or she receives a selection of exercises for his or her rehabilitation process.

TUTORIAL

Learning about health in urban dance in form of videos. Different tutorials about the shoulder, wrist, spine, lower extremities, HIIT and many more. This videos are especially dedicated to urban dancers. You can learn how to strengthen, stretch and prevent typical injuries.

SCIENCE

Exchange about scientific studies focusing on urban dance is urgant to bring our dance to the next level. Our Urban Dance Health team has conducted two scientific, clinical studies with a total of 141 bboys. Read more about the studies and get the abstracts here.

BLOG

Urban Dance Health is a platform where experts in health and urban dance get the opportunity to interact. Informative articles, tutorials and scientific studies are presented. Experts in a health related professional field and urban dance are invited to share their knowledge in form of blog articles or videos.

RECENT WORKS

URBAN DANCE HEALTH TEAM

In order to share a dance-medical knowledge to urban dancers, Urban Dance Health was established by Sophie Manuela Lindner in 2014. Together with Jens Nonnenmann and Jacob Wick, they represent the Urban Dance Health Team. All members are certificated physiotherapists and experienced breakers.

JENS NONNENMANN AKA MERCEDES-JENZ

Physiotherapist specialized in musicians and dancers, myoreflex therapist, breaking teacher, international workshop leader, Breaking since 2000, Representing Tru Cru from Stuttgart/Germany

SOPHIE M. LINDNER AKA SOPHIELA

Sports physiotherapist BSc MA, Certificate in dance medicine (tamed) and Interdisciplinary Fascia Therapy (IFT® Methode), Scientific Research Team CIT, international workshop leader, Breaking since 2007, Hip Hop since 2002, Representing Skill Sisters Crew from Stuttgart/Germany and M.O.T. Crew from Salzburg/Austria

JACOB WICK AKA JACKER

Physiotherapist BSc, Certificate in visceral therapy, international workshop leader, Breaking since 2001, Representing M.O.T. Crew from Salzburg/Austria

SUPPORT TEAM

Graphic designer BA, Bgirl

JANA KOCHER AKA BAÑANA

English Translation and Correction BA MA

SUSANNE STENZEL

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