This type of injury can happen to many of us. In this specific case Anna (age 15) had pain jumping while participating in ballet. The pain was like shin splints and she had no resolve after multiple doctor’s visits, an MRI and rehabilitation.
At Missing Link Physical Therapy, we DO SPECIALIZE in the performing arts! The ability for us to evaluate movement has assisted us in solving many difficult injuries like Anna’s.
After 2 sessions of Physical Therapy, we were able to dramatically change Anna’s pain and she is now able to participate in ballet pain free. What took so long to solve this problem? Tunnel vision: the lower leg pain was caused by an irritation to the low back resulting in weakness to the leg and increased stress being placed on the one muscle. After restoring her strength and working on her mechanics Anna was able to return to all activities without limitations.
Cases like Anna’s are what we specialize in!!