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Dr. Blessyl Buan

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Dr. Blessyl Buan, B. Kin (Hons), DC, Dip. Ac, Pilates practices chiropractic, medical acupuncture and rehabilitative Pilates. As a former professional dancer, she has a passion to educate and prevent injuries of the performing artist. Find Dr. Blessyl on Facebook or Twitter, @drblessyl. 

Dr. Blessyl Buan's Work

Body

The Hidden Cheat By Dr. Blessyl Buan

Overusing the foot for balance and stability

Body

Healthy Turnout, Happy Dancer By Dr. Blessyl Buan

Turnout is often associated with ballet, but outward rotation of the hip is used in many dance styles such as hip hop, classical Indian, Irish, Ukrainian and forms of African dance.

 
Healthy Dancer

Best Foot Forward

By Dr. Blessyl Buan

In the November/December 2017 issue of The Dance Current Dr. Blessyl Buan offers an article about prevent foot injury and pain – “Put Your Best Foot Forward.” The following are her accompanying tips for dancers.

Body

Put Your Best Foot Forward By Dr. Blessyl Buan

How dancers can prevent common foot maladies

Body

The Mechanics of Healthy Turns By Dr. Blessyl Buan

Consistent, effortless turns seem to be reserved for the “superpower” dancers. However, it doesn’t have to be that way.

Je-An Salas Leavens / Photo by Jillian Vanstone
 
Healthy Dancer

Exercises for the Postpartum Period

By Dr. Blessyl Buan

Je-An Salas Leavens recommends the following exercises during the postpartum period.

Healthy Dancer

New Life By Dr. Blessyl Buan

Returning to dance safely after having a child requires patience and care

Healthy Dancer

The Perils of Overtraining in Young Dancers By Dr. Blessyl Buan

How much training is too much and what are the signs of overexertion?

 
Healthy Dancer

Strength and Flexibility: Alyssa Martin’s Warm-Up

By Dr. Blessyl Buan

Alyssa Martin’s Warm-Up

Body

Overstretching: The importance of strength to flexibility By Dr. Blessyl Buan

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