Conditions & Treatments

Dance Medicine Program

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The Dance Medicine Program is dedicated to the education and wellness of dancers, increasing their knowledge of dance technique, dance health and injury prevention. Our goal is to help artists perform at their maximal potential and minimize time loss due to injury.

Spaulding is committed to helping dancers achieve their maximal potential through improved technique and movement patterns. We understand the physical demands involved with this artistic pursuit and are committed to helping the dancer achieve their dance goals.

Advanced Care to Meet our Patients' Needs

Using the latest techniques for assessment and treatment of dance related injuries and movement dysfunction, our team will perform a detailed evaluation of the dancer and their technique. We work with dance teachers and trainers to provide a comprehensive team approach.

Our skilled clinicians specialize in:

  • Ultrasound Guided Examination of Musculoskeletal Syndromes
  • Evaluation and Treatment of acute and chronic symptoms related to dance
  • Ultrasound Guided Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections
  • Acupuncture
  • Manual Therapy

Leadership and Expertise

Our team of experts is led by Dr. Lauren Elson, a physician that specializes in Dance and Performing Arts Medicine and dancer herself. She is board certified in Sports Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. With years of experience working with dancers and performing artists, Dr. Elson has created a team comprised of:

  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Dedicated Sports Nutritionist
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Acupuncturists
  • Massage Therapists



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Inpatient: 1.617.952.5350

Outpatient: 1.888.SRN.4330

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