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Endorsed by William Forsythe - Dance Medicine in Practice: Anatomy, Injury Prevention, Training

Dance Medicine in Practice

Learn to understand the dancer’s body and dynamic alignment.

The perfect textbook for students studying dance anatomy, kinesiology or dance health.

'Dance can and should be a physically and psychologically healthy practice. This perspective, the cornerstone of this publication, establishes a valuable paradigm for dance practice in all its manifestations at all levels of accomplishment.' - William Forsythe

'This book is accessible, user-friendly and dance specific… written by someone with a strong background in dance and an advanced knowledge of anatomy - this partnership of practical and theoretical dance knowledge is extremely important.' - Dr Emma Redding, Head of Dance Science, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, UK

‘Comprehensive, well-designed, placing value on progressive pedagogical thinking in dance education, and its language and organization communicate a holistic approach to the health and longevity of dancers’ dancing.' - Donna Davenport, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, USA

Read more about this book or order you complimentary exam copy online.


About Author

Dr Liane Simmel is a medical doctor, osteopath and former professional dancer. She studied dance at the State Academy of Music and Theatre in Munich, Germany and at the Cunningham Studio in New York, USA. Today she runs her own medical practice in Munich specializing in dance medicine, osteopathy, spiral dynamics and sports medicine. As the director of the Institute for Dance Medicine "Fit for Dance" she offers dance-medical supervision for dancers and students. She is also a lecturer in Dance Medicine at the Palucca University for Dance in Dresden, the Academy of Music and Theatre in Munich and the University of Arts in Zurich.

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