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American Repertory Ballet Hosts

“Physical Therapy: Taking Care of the Young Dancer’s Body” Panel Discussion

(Princeton, N.J.) –On Friday, May 5, 2017 at 5:15 pm, American Repertory Ballet will host a panel discussion, “Physical Therapy: Taking Care of the Young Dancer’s Body,” as part of its On Pointe enrichment series. This event will be held at ARB’s Princeton studios, located in the Princeton Shopping Center (301 North Harrison Street, above McCaffrey’s). This event is free and open to the public.

Dean of Students Lisa de Ravel will be joined by Dr. Dinesh Dhanaraj MD, MSPH, an orthopaedic surgeon with the Princeton Healthcare System, and Megan Advani, PT, DPT, Manager of Outpatient Rehab for the University Medical Center of Princeton at the Princeton Fitness and Wellness Center, to discuss how to best care for a young, growing dancer’s body in order to prevent injury.

Dinesh Dhanaraj MD, MSPH, is an Orthopaedic surgeon with the Princeton Healthcare System, specializing in Sports Medicine. He completed his surgical internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City. While working at the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at the NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Dhanaraj worked extensively with dancers from numerous companies, including Alvin Ailey. Dr. Dhanaraj went on to complete an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital System in Philadelphia, PA, during which he also worked with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Megan Advani, PT, DPT is the Manager of Outpatient Rehab for the University Medical Center of Princeton at the Princeton Fitness and Wellness Center in Princeton, NJ. Megan has a doctorate in physical therapy degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark. She has been treating patients in outpatient orthopedics for the past 17 years with a focus on treating dancers for the past 8 years. When treating dancers in physical therapy, Megan evaluates dance specific movement patterns and focuses on finding the cause of injury. Treatment includes manual therapy, specific strengthening, flexibility exercises, neuromuscular re-education, and correction of dance specific movements.

For more information about American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School please visit: www.arballet.org

American Repertory Ballet/Princeton Ballet School is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization.