Performing Arts Physiotherapy
Mastering an instrument or a dancing technique takes long hours of practice, discipline, concentration and physical ability. Performers are often challenged by highly competitive environments, stresses of extensive travel, performance anxiety but most importantly physical pain which may emerge following an injury. Having worked with performers for more than 10 years we have a solid understanding of performance related injuries and how to treat them. We feel that the most important element of a performer’s rehabilitation journey is an accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Identification of contributing factors associated with the problem is also vital (e.g. choreography requirements, technique, posture, costumes, volume of practice etc.), therefore, we may ask you to bring your instrument or a video of your performance so we can assist our examination. We treat a variety of performers including musicians, vocalists, dancers, circus performers, actors and puppeteers. Our highly experienced physiotherapist Carys Moggridge uses evidence-based hands on techniques, and exercise programmes specifically tailored to meet the needs of each performer.
Carys graduated with a Bsc Honours Degree in Physiotherapy from Plymouth University in 2009. She has a specialist interest in musculoskeletal and performing arts physiotherapy and started working in private practice treating both general public and semi-professional sports athletes in Wales in 2010, before moving to London in 2014.
In London she worked as a Senior Physiotherapist within a private practice on Harley Street. Here she was specialising in performing arts and dance physiotherapy on multiple west end shows, touring performances and performing arts and drama schools; including Italia Conti and RADA.
Notably Carys worked as the Senior Physiotherapist on Strictly Come Dancing for 3 years and in 2016-2017 she travelled with Coldplay on their world tour as their Lead Physiotherapist.
Carys is trained in APPI pilates teaching and acupuncture. She has a particular interest in sports rehabilitation within a variety of sports, alongside experience with pre and post-surgical care. She is also a registered practitioner of the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM). Carys retruned to Wales in 2018 to continue her career progression within professional sports physiotherapy joining the Pro Sports Medicine team alongside her role with URC team Scarlets Rugby.
Carys takes pride in being recognised by BAPAM as a clinician with specialist knowledge in treating performers. If you are experiencing performance related injuries you can contact our friendly team using the form below to find out how we can help you. NB - You don't have to be BAPAM insured to use our expert services