Saturday, July 26, 2008

on injuries

A friend sent me this article - "Blood Sweat and Tutus" - about injured dancers in San Francisco Ballet.

..."As long as you can hide your injuries, you are a success!"...

"In a 1975 study published in the Journal of Sports Medicine, Dr. James "Nick the Knife" Nicholas — the former team physician for the New York Jets, Rangers, and Knicks — conducted a battery of 18 'neuromuscular, physical, mental and psychometric' exams on a bevy of athletes. He ranked ballet as the most physically and mentally taxing activity among 61 sports; pro football came third. Ranked No. 2: bullfighting."

So much to say, and it hits close to home because my achilles has been getting worked up again. Give it a read. Thoughts?

1 comment:

jolene said...

Hi - I've been a frequent reader of your blog, it's been great! I thought that this article was interesting, and wrote a response to it on my blog. Check it out if you get a chance! I would also love to hear your point of view as well - I'm sure the dance world looks different from the outside than from the inside.