Controlling Hyperextension

Originally researched and written by Haydee Ferguson of Portside Physiotherapy Summarized below by Richelle Stevenson This article covers all things hyperextension! The author is a physiotherapist with 25 years of dance experience and she uses anatomy and examples to explain how and why dancers need to control hyperextension. I'll touch on my favorite points below and I encourage you to read the full article at the link above. Wait, don't I want hyperextension? Although hyperextended knees can create a beautiful line in ballet, this coveted aesthetic can be extremely dangerous if not controlled properly. Before we dive into what to do about hyperextension, it would help to first understan

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