Programs for Injury treatment, prevention and rehabilitation for foot, ankle, shin, knee, hip, back, shoulder, neck, arm and hands.
Short notice for appointments on an acute injury assessment and treatment can be arranged.
“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.”
Ballet dancers are very passionate, sophisticated elite athletes, undergoing rigorous training regimes that require aiming for perfection, grace, strength and flexibility with supreme levels of agility. Dr. Jeremy Hawke (Podiatrist) deals with treating the whole body for locomotion related issues. As a former professional dancer with experience and training in a wide range of techniques including classical ballet, Merce Cunningham and Martha Graham contemporary dance, jazz, Pas de demux, Russian character, spanish and Chinese classical dance, he has a wide repertoire of background for treating dance injuries. As a Podiatrist to ballet students, teachers, and professional dancers, he brings a wide range of treatments to dancers, including:
Medical acupuncture (Dry needling) from toe to neck region.
Intra-articular and joint injections for the feet.
Low level laser therapy for pain management
3D Laser scanned prescription foot orthotics for improving strength and relieving pain, and protecting particular joints. (Including protection from progression of ongoing structural deformity in the feet)
Gentle mobilisation techniques, corrections and massage from toe to neck region.
Endorsed Australian prescriber of scheduled medicines, where prescription medicines are required for treatment of injuries.
Exercise and stretch programs as part of rehabilitation.
Consulting on weight issues.
Modification in exercise portfolios to promote sustainable ballet careers.
Medibank Private choice provider for Far North Queensland region.
It is important to identify potential overuse syndromes and early injury markers, to allow for less time away from classes. When injuries take place, correct expert management is necessary to prevent ongoing chronic injuries to take place. Jeremy has lectured to medical specialists including General practitioners, Orthopaedic surgeons, vascular surgeons and sports physicians, as well as allied health professionals on management of dance injuries. He is a touring consultant to Queensland Ballet company, and a professional member of Sports Medicine Australia. He has appeared on ABC Far North and interviewed about his journey from being a professional dancer to a Podiatrist with a specialist interest in Dance and Sport injury management.