The University of Arizona School of Dance is unique not only for its artistry on stage, but for its workings behind the main curtain as well.
Since 2013, UA Dance students have had access to specialized onsite musculoskeletal care through a weekly Dance Medicine Clinic.
The Clinic is run by Dr. Daniel Latt, a specialist in sports medicine and foot and ankle surgery and assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Dr. Nate Holman, a former collegiate dancer and a resident in the Emergency Medicine program.
As specialists in both orthopaedics and sports medicine, Doctors Latt and Holman are well acquainted with injuries specific to high intensity athletes such as dancers and are able to offer optimal care to our performing artists.
The goal of the Clinic is to provide the students of the School of Dance timely and accurate evaluations of their injuries, advice on effective treatments for simple injuries, and referrals for more complex problems.
By improving access to specialized care, it is hoped that both the frequency and the duration of injuries will be reduced, thus improving the training of every UA Dance student.