Interviews

Alumni Profile: Selina Shah, MD, FACP

Interviews
Published in the Alumni Profile section of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine website by Jill Clendening, Fall 2019 Getting a kick out of her unconventional career. Selina Shah, MD’00, HS’03, FACP, has studied and performed many styles of dance since the age of 3, including ballet, Indian classical dance,…
Read More

Yes, Dancing is a Legit Workout — Here’s Why

Interviews
Published on Livestrong.com During exercise, the brain releases endorphins — your body’s natural painkillers — which can help alleviate anxiety and stress, says Selina Shah, MD, dancer and California-based sports medicine physician for the Diablo Ballet Dance Company and Axis Dance Company. That’s why you feel so calm and satisfied…
Read More

Concussions Cause Cognitive Concerns

Interviews
Published in ACP Internist Patients are increasingly going to the ED and to their internists with concerns about concussions, likely in response to the recent media spotlight on the risks to professional athletes—especially football players. In many cases, however, patients are presenting with what even five years ago would have…
Read More

How Young Is Too Young For Pointe Work?

Interviews
Published in Dance Magazine Pointe work increases the forces placed on a foot by up to 12 times their body weight and prepubescent bones are more vulnerable to injury. “Is a 9-year-old more at risk for premature growth plate closure than an 11-year-old? Yes, possibly. That’s the bottom line,” says…
Read More

How Rest and Recovery Can Take Your Dancing to the Next Level

Interviews
Published in Dance Spirit Magazine More studio time = more improvement? Not always, according to Roman Zhurbin, American Ballet Theatre soloist and certified personal trainer. “It’s absolutely necessary to take rest days so your body can reset and you stay motivated,” says Zhurbin. “Seven days a week of hard training…
Read More

The Surprising Ways Menstruation Could Affect Your Dancing

Interviews
Published in Dance Magazine For dancers, the ups and downs of a menstrual cycle can be inconvenient, to say the least. But learning how the monthly hormone fluctuations affect you can help you understand your mood, energy and appetite, and even your focus, coordination and confidence in the studio. It…
Read More

What Actually Happens To Your Body When You Stop Dancing

Interviews
Published in Dance Magazine It’s the end of a long season: Your body is exhausted, you’re emotionally drained from back-to-back performances and you’re feeling ready for some serious time on the couch. But as soon as you start to relax, the doubts creep in. What will happen to my physique if…
Read More

How Important Is Dance Expertise?

Interviews
Published in Pointe Magazine Seeing a practitioner who’s familiar with ballet is ideal. If you live near a professional ballet company, find out who their dancers see. However, depending on your insurance or location, this may not be possible. Dr. Selina Shah, MD, FACP, a physician who treats dancers from…
Read More

Sports Internists Treat Players as Patients

Interviews
Published in ACP Internist Working for a professional sports team can be similar to a traditional office-based practice. Internists who hold these jobs handle chronic conditions and acute injuries, convey difficult medical concepts to their patients, coordinate care among subspecialists, and sometimes deliver bad news. But when they’re working the…
Read More

Harnessing Inflammation

Interviews
Published in Dance Magazine Come back stronger by using your body’s natural healing response. It’s the end of a tiring rehearsal, but you try that challenging jump one last time, and land sideways on your foot. Within minutes you begin to notice the signs of a sprain: swelling, pain and heat, and…
Read More

Russian Doping Scandal

Interviews
Listen to an interview aired on KCBS regarding the Russian Doping Scandal that unfolded just before the 2016 Olympic Games. https://selinashah.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-07-19-KCBS-Interview-Russian-Doping-Olympics-Ban.mp3
Read More

Flexibility: Facts and Fictions

Interviews
Published in Dance Studio Life November 2015 Volume 20 Issue 9 Three experts explore the latest thinking on safe, effective stretching Dancers have always prized flexibility—and the bendier they can get, the better. But technique has gotten more extreme in recent years, and today’s choreography seems to require a contortionist’s…
Read More

Dancers Are Athletes

Interviews
Published in Diablo Ballet Blog Do you think dancers are recognized as athletes? Do you think they are paid fairly and receive the medical treatment and health education they need? And that professional dance is as popular as professional basketball or baseball? If you answered no to any of those…
Read More

Concussions, Not your Every Day Injury

Interviews
Published in Dance Magazine Houston Ballet corps dancer Elise Judson was rehearsing an overhead lift that transitioned from one partner to another when she fell headfirst to the floor. Adrenaline immediately took over. “But once that wore off, the left side of my head and face felt like they were…
Read More

Your Body: Healthy Probiotic Options

Interviews
Published in Dance Magazine Roam the dairy section of any supermarket and you’ll spot labels all over that say “with probiotics.” And it’s not only in the dairy aisle. Visit the candy section and you’ll even find a probiotic-enriched chocolate mint bar. Probiotics are the latest health benefit to be…
Read More

Stay Informed

Subscribe and get updates delivered to your inbox.

Thank you for subscribing!

Uh oh, something went wrong :/

Menu