Hello and welcome to the ANS Fitness and Physical Therapy blog. We would like to take a minute and introduce our practice and what it is we offer.
ANS Fitness and Physical Therapy, PLLC (ANSFPT) is your one-stop shop focusing on dancer wellness. We offer an array of services and look forward to helping you strengthen or rehabilitate your body to succeed as a dancer. Our resident therapist, Dr. Alexis Sams, PT, is a dancer herself. Her extensive pre-professional training was with Old Dominion University Ballet under the direction of Mr. Istvan Ament. At ODU Ballet, the primary focus was maintaining the integrity of classical ballet within the parameters of the Vaganova method. Dr. Sams also had ample exposure to various genres and techniques such as Horton technique, jazz, and even tap throughout her years as a student. After leaving ODU, she went on to pursue dance as a career and further her training. She was a scholarship recipient to The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theatre of Harlem and studied ballet at Indiana University, Bloomington. In 2008, Alexis received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Long Island University. With her degree, Dr. Sams has focused her efforts on providing physical therapy services to dancers. She has worked with the esteemed dancers of the Ailey company and Kansas City Ballet and a host of independent artists across the country.
With her extensive experience and training, both in the medical field and dance industry, Dr. Sams is bringing a specialized type of care built by a dancer, for a dancer. Here at ANSFPT, we strive to cultivate and maintain the ideal level of fitness needed for each individual dancer in order to reach their maximum potential with minimal risk of injury.
Our services at ANSFPT span a broad range to meet individual needs, yet all focus on the wellness of the dancer.
- On the professional level, ANSFPT can educate you or your staff in a multitude of areas such as injury prevention, myths of conditioning, and provide technical and pre-pointe screens.
- On the student level, ANSFPT offers private or small group conditioning services which will cater to the individual needs of the dancers involved with hopes to achieve a stronger, healthier body.
- ANSFPT also offers a wellness coaching program in which we will guide the individual through the recovery process to get them back to their activity of choice quickly and safely!
Our programs are not only great for dancers, but can also cater to elite athletes, high school and collegiate athletes and even the weekend warriors! In addition to these services, ANSFPT also offers physical therapy to those who may need to repair and renew their bodies to carry on day to day! We look forward to working to achieve a healthier, stronger you!
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