Dancing and calisthenic are one of the most popular activities in Australia for all ages. Dancing can be an extremely demanding physical activity with high injury rates. As dancers can perform hundreds of jumps and difficult moves in a single dance class, it is very common for dancers to experience knee, lumbar, hip, ankle and foot pain. Many assume pain and sometimes injury are part of the process, but ankle and knee problems are neither inevitable or untreatable.
Thermoskin has a range of braces and supports perfect for dance and calisthenic performers, designed to make you feel strong, confident and unstoppable on stage.
Being a sponsor for the Sydney Dance Company (2021) and Calisthenic Victoria (2020), we know that braces and supports are the perfect way to assist you to feel better faster and prevent further injury.
“Partnering with Thermoskin has provided our Company dancers with everything they need to perform at their best. Dancing places a considerable demand on the body. That’s why we combine technique, strength and mobility training with using braces and supports to provide our dancers with the best prehab and rehab possible. This gives them the confidence to perform at their best both on and off the stage.” Natalie Zagaglia - Sydney Dance Company (2021)
Dynamic Compression Knee Sleeve 8*611
The Thermoskin® knit range has been designed for comfort, targeted variable support and muscle maintenance. Suitable for everyday use for weak or injured knees.
Sport Knee Adjustable 8*794
Provides compression, support and warmth for the knee and patella during periods of increased activity. Low profile and ambidextrous wrap design with VR System provides greater adjustability for wearer compliance.
Dynamic Compression Ankle Sleeve 8*612
The Thermoskin® knit range has been designed for comfort, targeted variable support and muscle maintenance. Suitable for everyday use for weak or injured ankles.
Plantar FXT Compression Socks Ankle 8*601
Designed with targeted compression zones to aid in the pain management and relief from plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and arch pain. Ideal for sports or those on their feet all day.
Plantar FXT Compression Socks Calf 8*602
Anatomically designed compression zones target the feet and calves, for the advanced pain management of plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, arch pain and heel spurs. Also ideal for sports performance, sports recovery, shin splints, standing or sitting all day, travel, varicose veins and swollen or tired aching legs.
Sport Ankle Adjustable 80792
Provides compression, support and warmth for the ankle and mid foot during periods of increased activity. Ambidextrous wrap design with VR System provides greater adjustability for wearer compliance.
Sport Ankle Armour® Brace 8*660
Provides rigidity for medial and lateral support, whilst allowing room for movement of surrounding muscles and joints. Restricts range of motion and provides superior protection for patients with a history of ankle injuries.
Sport Thumb Adjustable LEFT 8*796 | RIGHT 8*797
Provides compression and support for the thumb and wrist during periods of increased activity. This innovative wrap design and anchor straps allow for added thumb stability.
Sport Calf Support Adjustable 80707
Provides compression and warmth for the calf, to ensure comfort ad flexibility during periods of increased activity. Promotion of increased blood flow may help minimise occurrence of new or existing lower limb injuries including strains or shin splints.
Sport Thigh Hamstring Adjustable 80711
Provides protection for thigh, groin and hamstring during periods of increased activity. Trifold straps allow greater adjustability and wearer compliance. Featuring an adjustable anti-migration strap. Promotion of increased blood flow may help minimise occurrence of new or existing injures.
Adjustable Lumbar Support 8*227
Provides pain relief and compression for muscle injuries and general lower back dysfunctions; injuries to the lumbar discs and the sacro-illiac joint. This product has two flexible internal stays for additional support and adjustable elastic side straps for extra compression.
If you are a dancer you have a high risk of developing knee injuries such as ACL and meniscus tears, Osgood-Schlatters Disease and Patellofemoral Knee Syndrome. To prevent these kinds of knee injuries it is recommended to wear a Thermoskin knee support, this will not only provide protection but enhance your knees stability whilst dancing. Adding compression to your knee will also increasing blood flow to this area helping to speed up your recovery.
Ankle injuries are a common dance injury due to high impact movements and jumping. Landing wrong can cause mild injuries such as ankle sprains or more major injuries such as Achilles’ tendinitis, Shin Splints and Heel Spurs. To decrease the likelihood of overworking your ankles we recommend you wear our Thermoskin Ankle Defence Support or try our compression socks to help prevent and maintain injuries. Wearing an ankle brace/support will help to increase blood flow to the ankle which aids in speeding up muscle recovery and pain management.
Australian Physiotherapy Association endorsed, Thermoskin braces and supports help to minimise the risk of developing a dancing injury. Providing medical grade compression, enhancing stability and utilising moisture wicking technology for unlimited comfort.
Some Thermoskin products can be worn pre or post performance to provide increased compression and warmth to problem areas, helping you be ready for performance time. It is important that dancers don’t try to push through the pain and get on top of these issues as soon as possible, seeking medical advice, via your local GP or via a physiotherapist in order to avoid worse injuries in the future.
Thermoskin supports and braces have a range of products, in varying degrees of support and stability. Depending on the injury they can allow for a complete range of movement while helping to stabilise joints and prevent further injury. This means that you can still confidently jump, kick and pirouette with confidence.