Perfect Form Physio was started by Lisa Howell in 2005 with the aim of giving people the highest possible level of care, in a nurturing environment. We are a specialised Dance Physiotherapy clinic and have worked with many different body types and styles of dance – from classical ballet to hip-hop, contemporary to salsa, break dancing and even martial arts. And YES! We also treat non dancers!
Knowing exactly what is physically demanded of you in each of your activities is so important in order to treat both non dancers, dance students and professionals effectively. All of our therapists have a strong background and love for dance with good grounding in a variety of different dance styles. The dancers that we work with love that we know exactly what they mean when they describe their hip popping with a Grand Rond de Jambe, and understand that they can still feel tight and restricted even when the leg is in a full mount.
Our aim is to change the world of dance by providing educational workshops and products for dancers, teachers and health professionals to prevent and reduce injuries by increasing the quality of the services given to dancers all over the world.
Perfect Form Physio has grown from humble beginnings to become a fantastic team of individuals passionate about the body and dedicated to helping you recover from any injury, improve your technique, or accelerate your performance. The same skills that allow us to work with athletes performing at high levels, also enables us to work effectively with absolutely anyone with chronic pain. As experts in the field of dance physiotherapy, we can help with the prevention and treatment of dance related injuries. Education and empowerment of dancers is our top priority.
We provide a holistic approach to treatment, combing healing for both the mind and the body, as we understand that the body needs to function as a whole.With a ‘hands on’ focus we use various treatment techniques to get you pain free as soon as possible and follow this with self treatment techniques and exercise rehabilitation to empower you in your recovery.
Whether you’re a non dancer, just starting out as a dancer or are at a professional level, we can help you achieve your goals and be the best you can be!
Global leader in dance education and Continuing Professional Development for dance teachers.
The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is one of the world’s largest and most influential dance education and training organisations. Our examinations set standards for classical ballet worldwide and we are a global leader in dance education and continuing professional development for dance.
Founded in 1920 to set standards for dance teaching, initially within the UK, today the RAD has a presence in 85 countries and counts more than 1,000 students on our teacher training programs with the examination syllabus taught to more than a quarter of a million students worldwide.
We support our membership through the knowledge, and expertise of our highly qualified staff and through conferences, workshops, training courses and summer schools.
The RAD’s portfolio of internationally recognised examinations and assessments are designed to encourage, motivate and reward students of all ages and abilities. Graded examinations include ballet and character and elements of freer and progressive styles. Vocational Graded examinations build on the Graded syllabus focusing on performance of ballet to an advanced standard and are intended for students who wish to pursue a dance-related career. Students are offered performance opportunities by attending vacation schools, master classes, scholarships, bursaries and performance galas.
RAD qualifications are endorsed in Australia by State awarding bodies for credits towards the Certificate of Education.
The Academy’s Faculty of Education is dedicated to meeting the needs of our current and future dance teachers by providing dance teacher education programs and qualifications either university validated or RAD professional awards. Registered teachers abide by the RAD Code of Conduct and Code of Professional Practice and are supported by continuing professional development courses.
The RAD’s patron is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity both in the UK and here in Australia.
The Teresa Johnson Ballet School, established in the eastern suburbs of Sydney in 2000, aims to pass on the love of dance to young children and inspire them to express themselves through the wonderful art form of ballet, as well as the dance styles of jazz and contemporary.