Host: Robert Tsai, PT, DPT
Audio Recorded 5/6/2020
How do I maintain a healthy mindset in a college dance program?
How can I best prepare myself so I am ready on Day One?
In this conversation, Rob speaks with Robin Kish, associate professor at Chapman University's Department of Dance in Orange, California. In our dialogue, Professor Kish offers her insight and perspectives from her experience as a university dance program professor, having mentored cohorts of dancers throughout the years.
We chat about the importance of a health and wellness mentality, behaviors we see as an educators and physical therapists in college students, and what things you should look for in a dance/performing arts program to ensure your health is taken into consideration.
✓ Know the programs' health and wellness resources - Athletic trainer? Physical therapist?
✓ Is there a relationship with surrounding PT clinics?
✓ What happens if you get injured? How are you helped to return to dance?
✓ Reach out to students to and ask about their experiences!
We hope this dialogue sparks some thoughtful conversations as you embark on your college or university dance career.