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Q: A student of mine recently got a bad sprained ankle, and it's been weak ever since she returned to class. Are there any exercises you suggest to strengthen it?

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Q: Do you have any suggestions/stretches for loosening the upper-back muscles other than foam rolling? I don't feel like it's doing enough for me.

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Q: My daughter was recently told that her hyperextended knees are causing her hips to sway out, which is inhibiting her ability to get over on the box of her pointe shoes. She had a significant growth spurt in the past year, could this be part of the problem? Can things be corrected, and what kind of time frame am I looking at?

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Q: I have a student who isn't pressing her heels into the floor when she pliés, because she feel a pinch in her calves. What can she do for this problem?

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Q: A student in my class has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in her spine. She's dancing to her limits and is in physiotherapy, but I want to know if there's anything I can do to help.

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Q: Why can't some of my dancers keep their heels down while in demi-plié?

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Q: I'm an older dancer/teacher and have some pain under my heel bone and Achilles tendon. I feel it most in the mornings and when I'm walking down stairs. Would wearing teacher shoes with heels help me?

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Q: I'm in my 40s and have been taking ballet for four years. How much turnout can I expect? I am flexible enough to touch the floor with my legs straight.

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