About Us

Prehab Dance is focused on one thing. Preventing career-ending injuries.

Dr. Kolbe Seff

PT, DPT​

After spending her youth training as a classical dancer, Kolbe Seff received her B.A. in Dance in addition to her B.S. in Exercise Physiology from DeSales University. After completing her undergraduate career, she moved to New York City to continue working, training in dance, and making connections in the dance world. While she was there she worked for the prestigious Joffrey Ballet School as Director of Residence Life, trained at the Gibney Dance Center, became certified in Pilates, and collaborated in dance projects throughout the city. Upon completing this year, she went on to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy at DeSales University.  In her post-graduate schooling career she has concentrated her continuing education on treating dancers and has received such training from places such as the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Ohio and the Harkness Center for Dance Injury in NYC. She has a passion for helping those who love to move to achieve the longest career possible in order that they can do what they love for as long as they want.

Our Mission & Vision

53% of dancers are injured every year. Most of these are caused by preventable imbalances. Prehab Dance aims to reduce these injuries by addressing the underlying issues in time.

Most Dance Companies and Studios cannot afford to have a full-time Physical Therapist provide ongoing supervision and treatment. We’d like to see a dance world where, no matter what, dancers have access to assessments that will protect them from harm, and ensure their growth as they take on this demanding field.

What We See

Studies show that dancers who have limitations in hip external rotation, hip strength, core activation/strength, and/or knee or ankle joint stability and mobility are much more inclined to injury.

Most career ending dance injuries damage ligaments/tendons, which have significantly less blood supply and take longer to heal (if ever).

Surgery to these fragile structures are highly unsuccessful.

Dancer’s who learn about their own body at a young age can prevent these career ending injuries all together.

The Numbers

%

of dance injuries occur in the lower extremity.

%

of dance injuries occur in the middle or end of performance seasons.

%

of dance injuries occur during high cardiovascular activity.

%

of acute dance injuries occur during flexibility training.

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