5 Ways to Release Your IT Band and TFL

You may not understand exactly what causes a tight IT (iliotibial) band, but you’ve probably experienced that uncomfortable tension along the outside of your thigh. While it’s not actually a muscle, the IT band may require daily stretching, says Suzanne Semanson, physical therapist at New York University Langone Medical Center’s Harkness Center for Dance Injuries.More »

How to Deal with a Pulled Muscle

As dancers gear up for year-end performances, the extra workload can take its toll. If you’ve pulled a hamstring, or are worried it might happen, read up on Amy’s advice for proper healing. A pulled hamstring—tears that occur in the muscle when the hamstring is suddenly overstretched or overloaded—needs to be taken seriously if youMore »