One Dance UK

New and expanded dance injury clinics UK wide

NIDMS provides access to timely, affordable, specialist healthcare for all professional and vocational dance artists. This project will help to expand the existing dance injury clinics in London, Birmingham and Bath, and add new clinics across the UK including the north of England and Scotland.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (801552)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£3,000

Amount raised

£3,050

Donations

48

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Situation

Dancers require access to specialist multi-disciplinary healthcare, including physiotherapy, physiological, psychological, nutritional elements that will help them return to full health for dance training or performance. Currently there are three NHS dance injury clinics in London, Birmingham and Bath. However, with large numbers of dancers requiring treatment these are working at capacity. Currently there is no provision in Scotland, Wales or the North of England.

Solution

We aim to expand the interdisciplinary team in the London clinic, enabling them to see dancers more quickly and also offer additional services such as psychological support. We aim to open new NHS dance injury clinics within existing Sports and Exercise Medicine services across the country including Wales, Leeds and Scotland. This will enable dancers in these areas to easily access free, specialist treatment without the need for additional travel.

  • "It's a phenomenal service at the dance injury clinic - so many thanks"

    — Clinic patient

  • "The consultations are incredibly thorough and the attention and consideration given during assessments is beyond any I've received in a hospital environment (if only this were the norm rather than the exception!)"

    — Clinic patient

  • "Since NIDMS opened in 2012 we have been able to better support our more injured student dancers because we have been able to more easily tap into the expert multidisciplinary care that NIDMS provides, that is completely impossible in a college such as ours."

    — Dance school physiotherapist

  • "It's a phenomenal service at the dance injury clinic - so many thanks"

    — Clinic patient

  • "The consultations are incredibly thorough and the attention and consideration given during assessments is beyond any I've received in a hospital environment (if only this were the norm rather than the exception!)"

    — Clinic patient

  • "Since NIDMS opened in 2012 we have been able to better support our more injured student dancers because we have been able to more easily tap into the expert multidisciplinary care that NIDMS provides, that is completely impossible in a college such as ours."

    — Dance school physiotherapist