During the recovery period from a severe re-injury, our researchers expect that the recovery process can be optimized by protocolled movements and movement patterns from classical ballet combined with existing therapeutic interventions and performance activities. Classical ballet patterns are generally designed and performed in such a manner that the afferent neurology may be expected to have a positive impact on the recovery of soft tissue (re)injury.
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND THE RECOVERY BALLET METHODOLOGY IS THAT A PROFESSIONAL SOCCER PLAYER WITH A TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT DISRUPTED MOVEMENT PATTERN – REGARDLESS OF CAUSE – WILL ACHIEVE CHANGED TRANSMISSION AT A NEURONAL AND SYNAPTIC LEVEL IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME.
Recovery Ballet is based on the ‘symphony of movements’ which means that normally each muscle, muscle group and thus any movement activity have their own harmonious coordination and the philosophy behind the Recovery Ballet Methodology is that a professional soccer player with a temporarily or permanently disrupted movement pattern – regardless of cause – will achieve changed transmission at a neuronal and synaptic level in a short amount of time. In soft tissue lesions and overload, movement patterns will change so effectively at a neurological level that a new reflex pattern is generated.
When movement patterns are offered that are completely different than those familiar to the soccer player, specific impulses and transmissions at a neuronal and synaptic level are influenced. The disrupted movement patterns that the soccer player developed due to the injury will improve or normalize in a short amount of time at different levels.
Iris Houtgast is a professional first category ballet dancer, choreographer and dance instructor. To date she is director of her own ballet school and a leading dance instructor in the Netherlands. She plays an important role in our unique and experimental study.
This project takes place in the Netherlands.