How to access new NHS dancers' clinic

Date Tue 1 May 2012
Filed under: Dancers

Accessing National Institute Healthcare Services – May 2012


NHS Dance Injury Clinic

1. Make sure you are registered with a GP

2. As soon as you suspect an injury make an appointment with your GP

At your GP appointment:

3. Explain to your GP that you are a professional dancer and that your injury requires timely, expert management if you want to avoid it seriously impacting your career. Dr Wolman runs a dance injury clinic at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital recommended by dance industry body Dance UK, which forms a part of the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science. Explain that you’re worried about getting back to full dance fitness post injury and would really like to see a dance specialist for their opinion on the best course of treatment.

4. The GP can contact Dr Wolman’s secretary on 020 8909 5894 if necessary to find out where to fax or e-mail a referral to. His full postal details are:

Dr Roger Wolman, Consultant Rheumatologist, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Brockley Hill, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4LP

Visit www.nidms.co.uk for further updated information


Private specialist dance healthcare services

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Jerwood Centre for the Prevention and Treatment of Dance Injuries

For more information and to make an initial appointment with a physiotherapist call 0121 245 3544

Laban Health - LondonTreatments and classes include: Acupuncture, Alexander Technique, Aromatherapy Massage, Bowen Technique, Craniosacral Therapy, Dance Specific Strength & Conditioning, Gyrokinesis, Nutrition for Performers, Physiotherapy, Pilates, Podiatry, Plyometric Training, Sports Massage, Tui Na Massage & Yoga.

For more information and to make an appointment call 020 84699479, email health@trinitylaban.ac.uk, visit www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/laban-health