Tim Podesta, qualified Myotherapist and Body Conditioning specialist spent time with Australian Ballet Company Myotherapist Stuart Buzza, Australian Ballet School Myotherpaist Leigh Holiday discussing and analysing their current methods and injury prevention techniques.
When traveling to different countries for tours and performances. Tim always takes the time to visit the health and wellbeing divisions at some of the best companies in the world. Recently he observed Dutch National Ballet and the Birmingham Royal Ballet at work.
He also took the time with Australian Ballet conditioning Specialist Paula Baird Colt to observe her approach to keeping one of the busiest companies in the world on their feet and injury free. The medical team at the Australian Ballet Centre are one of the best in the world the support the dancers have is second to none.
All of this research allows for PROJECTion to devise and manage strength development and injury prevention techniques to apply and knowledge share.
PROJECTion Dancers had the opportunity to take part in the 'Science of Dance' for National Science Week.
'Science of Dance', presented by Dr. Nick Ball and Dr. Gordon Waddington, uses high-speed video and ultrasound to show participants both the macro and micro view of the dynamic function of muscles and joints in performing dance or athletic activity. The impact forces and accelerations are displayed on screen in real time to show basic biomechanics of peformance and how injury may occur or be prevented.