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Principles of Dance Medicine: Clinical Management of the Dancer Patient

Digital Continuing Medical Education Course

In 2014 the Principles of Dance Medicine: Clinical Management of the Dancer Patient continuing medical education(CME) course will be offered as a digital series. This online learning series will contain information for the physician and allied healthcare professionals who work with or have an interest in caring for the dancer-patient.  The series will provide healthcare professionals with evidence-based research about the numerous intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors associated with dance injuries.  It will discuss the diagnosis, work-up, and treatment (both non-operative and operative) for injuries commonly seen in dancers.  Further, it will disclose the best-known means of reducing injury occurrence and severity, and teach the skills necessary for dance medicine professionals to improve health outcomes among their dancer-patients.  Latest research findings on injury rates in dance, screenings, ergonomics, biomechanics, injury prevention, and rehabilitation will be covered. This digital platform is dedicated to the new generation of learners in the international dance medicine community.

Course Modules and Release Dates:

JUNE 27, 2014

I. Introduction to Dance Medicine and Survey of Injuries in Dance David S. Weiss, MD


II. Epidemiology of Injuries in Dance:  Biopsychosocial Considerations. Marijeanne Liederbach, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS

III. Diagnostic Imaging in Dance Medicine.  David S. Weiss, MD

IV. Health Considerations for the Adolescent Dancer.  Alison Deleget, MS, ATC

V. Functional Tests to Assess Pointe ReadinessMegan Richardson, MS, ATC

VI  . Special Focus on Prevention:  Screening for Dance Injury Risk. Marijeanne Liederbach, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS

VII. Stress Fractures in Dancers: Evaluation and Treatment.  David S. Weiss, MD

VIII. Special Focus on Biomechanics.  


  • Environmental Risk Factors in Dance:  The Biomechanics of Landing on a Raked Stage and the Effect of Shoe Heel Height and Floor Incline on the Biomechanics of Jump Landings.  Marijeanne Liederbach, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS
  • Dancer Versus Athlete Landing Style: Effect on the Biomechanics of the Trunk and Lower Extremity.  Karl Orishimo, MS
  • Dancer Versus Athlete Landing Style: Before and After Fatigue. Ian Kremenic, MEng

IX. Special Focus on Hip and Knee.


X. The Use of Anti-Inflammatory Medications in Dancers. Joey C. Fernandez, MD

XI. Special Focus on Foot and Ankle.


  • Foot and Ankle Problems in Dancers.  Emily Sandow, PT, DPT
  • The Posterior Ankle. William G Hamilton, MD

XII. Special Focus on Spine and Upper Extremity.


Registration Information

Online Registration Opens in June for Module I

Registration will be available through the NYU Post-Graduate Medical School’s CME course website at: Each module must be registered for separately.

Course Fees

$38/per contact hour
*Price will vary based on contact hour per module

Target Audience:

Certified Athletic Trainers, Chiropractors, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Physical Therapists, Podiatrists, and Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Accreditation Statement:

The NYU Post-Graduate Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:

This activity has been approved for AMA Category 1 CreditTM.                                                                  

NYU Hospitals Center is a New York State Educational Department approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. NYU Hospitals Center designates .1 continuing education units per Physical Therapy education contact hours.

Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) credit pending


If you have further questions in regards to the Principles of Dance Medicine CME course please contact Leigh Heflin at the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at 212.598.6054 or email


Past Continuing Education Courses: Healthcare Professionals

Principles of Dance Medicine:  Clinical Management of the Dancer Patient
July 12-15, 2012

The Dancer as Artist and Athlete
Presented by the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries and Performing Arts Medicine Association
March 19, 2011

Principles of Dance Medicine: Clinical Management of the Dancer Patient
July 15-18, 2010

Dance Medicine and Science: What's New and What's Relevant to You?
The Greater New York Regional Chapter
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

October 17, 2009

Musculoskeletal Examination and Interventions of the Dancer using Regional Interdependence as a Framework
July 31, 2009

Principles of Dance Medicine: Clinical Management of the Dancer Patient 
July 24-27, 2008

Principles of Dance Medicine: Clinical Management of the Dancer Patient
4-Part Series
January 25-28, 2007 and July 26-29, 2007  

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