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Blessyl Buan

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Dr. Blessyl Buan, B. Kin (Hons), DC, Dip. Ac, Pilates practices chiropractic, medical acupuncture and rehabilitative Pilates. As a former professional dancer, she has a passion to educate and prevent injuries of the performing artist. Find Dr. Blessyl on Facebook or Twitter, @drblessyl. 

Blessyl Buan's Work

Body

The Mechanics of Healthy Turns By Blessyl Buan

Consistent, effortless turns seem to be reserved for the “superpower” dancers. However, it doesn’t have to be that way.

Je-An Salas Leavens / Photo by Jillian Vanstone
 
Healthy Dancer

Exercises for the Postpartum Period

By Blessyl Buan

Je-An Salas Leavens recommends the following exercises during the postpartum period.

Healthy Dancer

New Life By Blessyl Buan

Returning to dance safely after having a child requires patience and care

Healthy Dancer

The Perils of Overtraining in Young Dancers By Blessyl Buan

How much training is too much and what are the signs of overexertion?

 
Healthy Dancer

Strength and Flexibility: Alyssa Martin’s Warm-Up

By Blessyl Buan

Alyssa Martin’s Warm-Up

Body

Overstretching: The importance of strength to flexibility By Blessyl Buan

Healthy Dancer

Don't Be So Quick to Hit the Dance Floor: The impact of flooring on dancers' health By Blessyl Buan

Healthy Dancer: Training & Conditioning

Surviving the Dance Intensive By Blessyl Buan

Healthy Dancer: Training & Conditioning

Yoga and Dance By Blessyl Buan

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