Why Does Studio 360 Have an Injury Protocol?
Receiving safe and effective training is at the forefront of the Studio 360 mission. Despite taking the utmost care and attention to our dancers safety, sometimes accidents happen. We have developed this injury protocol to support our dancers through the difficult time of having an injury. From a rolled ankle to a broken bone, our injury protocol is designed to support your dancer with safety and recovery in mind; to get your dancer back to what they love with support for their mental and physical state. Our goal in implementing this injury protocol if for dancers to learn how to respect their body and continue to participate in class in a safe and effective manner, regardless of where they are at on their recovery journey
Te definition of injury in this instance is: "Any pain or discomfort resulting from either a trauma (such as a fall) or overuse which prevents the athlete from dancing to their fullest ability."
Injury & Recovery Process
1. Fill out the Injury intake Form HERE
This form must be filled out for any instance of injury at the moment it occurs, regardless of severity
2. You will be contacted by Ms. Nicole to follow up within 24 - 48 hours.
3. Ms. Nicole will communicate to Instructors at Studio 360 about the students injury, and their limitations or modifications that should be taken in class
4. If injury is persistent past 24 hours please contact and visit a doctor
If dancer visits a doctor, the 360 Doctors Form to take with them which outlines their restrictions in class, this form needs to be returned to the office
5. Schedule a meeting with Ms Nicole to create a personalized action plan, she will work with you and your dancer to help them understand their injury, what modification/ ways of participation in class, and any dance specific rehabilitation they should implement outside of their regularly scheduled PT and or doctors visits.
Both dancer and dancers parent/guardian must be present for this meeting
6. Ms. Nicole will continue to work with you and your dancer throughout their injury recovery to update this plan and keep your dancer safe, recovering, and happy in class.
7. Ms. Nicole will continue to communicate with instructors at studio 360 to update them on the students recovery and restrictions in class throughout the students recovery process
*Please note an injured student may not dance fully in class without a doctors note clearing them for dance specific activity
*A brace, KTape, or wrap may not be worn during class without a doctors note. These aids can restrict movement and can cause further injury if not used appropriately
PT, DPT at Mercy Health Plaza
At Studio 360, we are proud to offer our connection to Rebecca Strabala in case of injury. Rebecca has extensive knowledge on dance-related injuries and works with our in-studio injury specialist to communicate the best path to recovery for our dancers. Rebecca now has additional availability for dance rehabilitation services at her North Liberty clinic, in addition to her Cedar Rapids clinic. Click HERE to learn more and book an appointment.
Mercy Physical Therapy
Core Fitness 1395 Jordan St
North Liberty, Iowa
Mercy Health Plaza
5264 Council Street NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Rebecca Strabala, PT, DPT