Sports and Dance Injury Rehabilitation
Working in concert with the Colorado Center for Physical Therapy, Lea-Ann McMillan has applied Rehabilitative Pilates & Yoga Therapy to help the recovery of injured athletes, car accident victims, post surgery patients, and those with chronic disease. At Motion on Mainstreet she has used her rehabilitation knowledge to help members of most major dance organizations in the metro-Denver area, including Colorado Ballet.
Lea-Ann comes from a contemporary ballet background. While a professional dancer, Lea-Ann started practicing and teaching yoga. Yoga and Pilates training helped enhance her dance performance by emphasizing body awareness in movement. Yoga & Pilates also helped her cope with the high expectations of performance while helping maintain balance in her everyday life. Ultimately, an injury prevented Lea-Ann from continuing as a dance performer. Her personal experience with injury made her acutely aware of the vast therapeutic tools that yoga & Pilates provide for rehabilitation and overall balance. This inspired the desire for deeper training, but also the need to help other dancers to overcome injury and reach their full potential on the dance floor. Assisting Lea-Ann with sports & dance rehabilitation services at Motion on Mainstreet, are Sheila Bryant and Margaret Woodward, MSPT.