Optimizing the Health and Performance of Dancers
Dance is unique in terms of the physical and mental demands that present dancers from an early age of training. Clinical support, including nutritional advice needs to be tailored to meet these dance specific and individual dancer requirements. Healthcare practitioners also need to be aware and alert to low energy availability which can have negative effects on health and performance of dancers, if not identified promptly and appropriate support implemented.
Planned with the Committee for Lifelong Learning
- Describe the unique physical and mental demands of dance
- Integrate specific dance activity and individual dancer factors when providing clinical support
- Assess potential nutrition-related concerns that can occur in dancers, with particular reference to relative energy deficiency, and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.
- 8.2.1 Assesses the physical, social and cultural needs of the individual, group, community or population.
- 8.3.1 Maintains the knowledge and skill to manage a variety of disease states and clinical conditions.
- 12.2.1 Identifies determinants of health and their influence on population health status.
Yasi Ansari, MS, RDN, CSSD
Founder, Yasi Ansari Nutrition; National Media Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic
Nicky Keay, Credentials BA, MA, MB, BChir (Cantab), MRCP
Sports and Dance Endocrinologist; Honorary Clinical Lecturer Medicine
University College London UK