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Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld and KORT Help Louisville Ballet as Season Begins
The Louisville Ballet starts the 2013 - 2014 season by performing Swan Lake. Louisville orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld at Orthopaedic Specialists works to keep the dancers injury free with help from KORT, the Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team.
This popular ballet details the love story between Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried. With a love divided by an evil spell, Swan Lake offers lots of unexpected twists and turns and is enjoyed by people of all ages.
In order to keep the dancers performing at their highest level, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld provides orthopedic medical services and sports medicine to the ballerinas.
Dr. Stacie Grossfeld is a board certified orthopedic physician with special training in sports medicine and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Grossfeld has her own medical practice, Orthopaedic Specialists, (www.louisvillebones.com)
Dr. Grossfeld has experience successfully treating many different athletes including dancers with the Louisville Ballet, cyclocross participants in the Cyclocross World Championships, pro soccer players, and athletes engaged in a wide variety of sports activities including lacrosse, football, wrestling, softball, baseball, cheerleading, running, volleyball, body building, swimming, tennis and many more.
Orthopaedic Specialists is a participating member of the Stop Sports Injuries Campaign and Dr. Grossfeld was recently elected to the Board of Directors for Louisville Sports Commission.
In order to deliver athletes like the ballerinas at the Louisville Ballet the highest level of care, Dr. Grossfeld works closely with KORT, the Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team. KORT provides outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and sports medicine rehab to athletes at the Louisville Ballet and many others in need of these orthopedic rehab services.
While dancers are in peak physical performance, they are also at risk of many common injuries. Common injuries experienced by dancers include the following:
Foot injuries like plantar fasciitis
Ankle injuries including Achilles tendinitis, sprains, stress fractures and impingement syndrome
Knee injuries including patellar tendonitis, Plica syndrome, meniscus tear and issues related to hyperextension
Hip injuries which include, for example, piriformis syndrome and trochanteric bursitis
Shoulder injuries like shoulder sprains, rotator cuff tear, dislocated shoulders and shoulder impingement
Hand, wrist and elbows including carpal tunnel syndrome, medial epicondylitis and lateral epicondylitis
Dancers may also experience injuries to the spine, including lower back strain, herniated disks and other injuries and conditions.
Following the Louisville Ballet’s performance of Swan Lake in September, other performances scheduled for the Louisville Ballet's 62nd season include the Brown-Forman Nutcracker and La Sylphide.
For more information about show times and tickets, go to www.louisvilleballet.org. For more information about Dr. Grossfeld and Orthopaedic Specialists, call 502-212-2663 or visit http://www.louisvillebones.com.
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