Onsite Dance Physiotherapy
As a dance specific physiotherapist, Sophie offers assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal dance injuries; pointe assessments; orthopedic dance assessments (as for the NZSD audition); dance specific myofascial release; and dance conditioning home programmes.
Sophie completed her Pilates apprenticeship at Dance Pilates in Auckland, the creators of Movitae, and taught for them for four years. She also taught advanced open classical technique, pointe and dance conditioning at Auckland Academy of Dance for eight years, before moving to Wellington in 2016. In 2017, Sophie became the dance conditioning tutor, and part of the Health Professionals team, for the New Zealand School of Dance. She completed her Progressing Ballet Technique training in Australia in that same year and incorporates this into her dance conditioning classes.
Sophie graduated with a Bachelor in Health Science majoring in Physiotherapy from AUT in 2012. Since then, she has treated many student dancers as well as professionals, including dancers from the New Zealand Dance Company, Footnote, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Opera Australia and the Ballet Collective Aotearoa and freelance professionals. Sophie works as a dance physiotherapist in central Wellington but will also be providing an onsite clinic at EnPointe.
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