Wellness and Exercise

“Keep moving forward”: Kathryn Morgan on weight, roles, dancing

In Pointe Magazine, October 13, 2020, ballet soloist Kathryn Morgan discusses her roles and experiences at the Miami City Ballet, including why she left.
https://www.pointemagazine.com/kathryn-morgan-advice-2648194040.html
See also the mentioned YouTube video in the editor’s note, as well as the “related links” that follow the article.

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Sunshine for Health by Jeeyoon Kim

Sunshine for Health
By Jeeyoon Kim • Oct. 2, 2020
Reprinted with permission, courtesy of Jeeyoon Kim
Hello friends!
Last week I got my first blood test result back and it turned out that my vitamin D level was 12 (which apparently is in the sphere of severe deficiency). The doctor asked me if I had been living in a cave for years, and I joked that mine was called ‘living with a piano’. On a serious note, I was …

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From DANCER to DOCTOR – My Perspective, by Dana Sheng, MD

From DANCER to DOCTOR – My Perspective
Dana Sheng, MD
Though I did not become a professional dancer, my lifelong training and love for dance are the forces that led me to sports and performing arts medicine. When I was in medical school, I decided I wanted to work with ballet companies like the Boston Ballet. However, it was not until residency that I actually had the opportunity to work with dancers. Through Dr. Lauren Elson, I was connected with …

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Kathryn Morgan Opens Up About Body Image in Ballet

Kathryn Morgan is an Athletes and the Arts Ambassador…
From Dance Magazine
Kathleen McGuire | Mar 13, 2020
Kathryn Morgan is on a mission to change the dance field. The Miami City Ballet soloist and March Dance Magazine cover star appeared on the “Today” Show on February 27 where she openly discussed the challenges of body image and mental health in dance.
Two days later, Morgan took to her own YouTube channel to dig deeper on the subject. She shared …

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PAATS Workshop

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Athletes and the Arts: Dancer Return to Play

[From the AOASM SIDELINES NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2020]
By Becca Rodriguez Regner, DO
One of the unique factors that makes osteopathic sports medicine physicians great, is creating safe modifications for athletes to keep active and working around an injury. The return to play (RTP) protocol is created for concussion athletes–– football, basketball, and baseball athletes. RTP for the dancer should be the same mindset.
After diagnosis, an imaging and treatment plan is given to the dancer and they look to their company physician …

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Athletes and the Arts: Powerhouse Strength in Dancers

[From the AOASM SIDELINES NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2019]
By Becca Rodriguez Regner, DO
The gluteal muscles exist for a greater purpose than looking amazing in a pair of jeans. In fact, the gluteals are the dream team. Let me introduce you to the MVP gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus. In many athletes and especially dancers, these group of muscles get turned off and don’t fire properly to help the posterior chain work. The general functions of the three powerhouse muscles include extension, abduction, …

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Athletes and Arts in the News

Combining athletics and art: Dance majors talk challenges, discipline (Chapman University: The Panther)

10/21/2018
by Mimi Fhima

Read the article here
 

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