Dance Medical Consultation
The Tanzplattform Rhein-Main now offers to dancers of all fields what many professional athletes take for granted – medical and therapeutic support throughout their entire active career. The early morning consultation sessions take place on a regular basis and provide 30-minute one-on-one advice on: the prevention of dance injuries, rehabilitation and returning to the studio and the stage after having sustained a dance injury, analysis of dance technique and technique coaching, information on alternative training methods, a “dance medicine check-up”, as well as guidance and supervision in the field of dance medicine.
30-Minute Individual Appointments | Supervised by PD Dr. med. Benita Kuni
PD Dr. med. Benita Kuni
Medical specialist for orthopedics and accident surgery, Manual medicine/chirotherapy, acupuncture, special pain therapy
After a further education grant in Montpellier (EPSEDANSE) and a study course with Rosas (Brussels), Benita Kuni worked as a professional dancer with the Compagnie L’Esquisse (Bouvier/Obadia) and at the CCNRB (Diverrès), among others. She is a state-certified dance teacher (D.E. Paris) and a dance researcher (Licence, Maîtrise and D.E.A., Paris). After studying medicine in Heidelberg and Paris, receiving a license to practice medicine and a PhD on the subject of dancers’ ankle joints, she worked at the University Clinic of Heidelberg for 10 years. She now offers her services to dancers of all styles at the Ortho-Zentrum Karlsruhe; she also advises the TSC Grün-Gold Heidelberg. She is a member of tamed and IADMS.