Dr. Shah shares her experience in dance medicine as member of the Dance USA task force, IADMS executive member and head physician for the San Francisco Ballet School, touching on medical research, dance culture and social media.
When practicing yoga, it is important to be mindful of and work within your physical limitations. You should have a full understanding of the technique involved in each pose in yoga which require a balance of strength and flexibility. You should work to improve your mastery of the poses within your physical boundaries and listen to your body; do not push through “bad” pain. If you do not understand what muscles are to be used for each pose, then ask the instructor for assistance! I have definitely seen non-catastrophic injuries occur in people who push aggressively beyond their natural limit. Technique is key! Mastery of the poses is within your physical limits, not what your neighbor or instructor does!!
2010 KTVU News Story Features Dr. Shah Using the Ultrasound Machine to Evaluate Injuries in Professional Dancers
Dr. Shah was featured in a news story about her care for dancers in the Bay Area, specifically her use of Ultrasound to visualize tendons to help confirm the diagnosis of an injury.